Residential Properties

Promoting Public Trust, Part 7: Appraiser Conduct

In this blog post, which is part 7 of our 12-part series on Promoting Public Trust, we’ll look at a few areas within USPAP that deal with an appraiser’s conduct.  If you’ve recently received an appraisal and read the entire thing, you probably have a few questions!  This post will clear up a few of [...]

Promoting Public Trust, Part 7: Appraiser Conduct2020-08-13T14:29:44+00:00

Promoting Public Trust, Part 5: Confidentiality (Part 2)

Our last blog post served as an introduction to the topic of Confidentiality.  In case you missed it, click *here*.  In this post, we’re going to get very practical and answer some frequently asked questions about how USPAP and Confidentiality work together in the appraisal process.   Most of the FAQs in this post are [...]

Promoting Public Trust, Part 5: Confidentiality (Part 2)2020-07-16T14:30:21+00:00

Promoting Public Trust Part 3: Highest and Best Use

Without a doubt, one of the most important factors (and one of the very first) an appraiser must consider when appraising any property is its “highest and best use”. In this blog post, which is part three in our 12-part series on Promoting Public Trust, we will just scratch the surface on this topic. When [...]

Promoting Public Trust Part 3: Highest and Best Use2020-06-14T14:05:38+00:00

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring Spring is finally here!  Well, technically.  It felt like winter last week, but hey – birds are chirping and the grass is growing!  What better time to start thinking about getting your home ready to sell than the spring?  Here are just a [...]

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring2020-04-20T16:01:44+00:00

Appraisal vs Assessment: Three Things You Need To Know

If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably wondered about your home’s tax assessment.  Is that my market value?  Is that number accurate? How did they come up with their numbers?  Is that the same as an appraisal? All of these questions are commonly asked, and we’ll look at them in some detail in this blog [...]

Appraisal vs Assessment: Three Things You Need To Know2020-04-03T19:08:11+00:00

Five Ways a Pre-Listing Appraisal Can Help You Sell Your Home

Are you about to put your home up for sale?  Are you nervous about the home selling process?  Although selling a home is a huge deal, pricing it correctly doesn’t have to be.  In this blog post, we’ll discuss how a pre-listing appraisal or even a post-listing appraisal can help sellers and Realtors when pricing [...]

Five Ways a Pre-Listing Appraisal Can Help You Sell Your Home2020-03-23T14:07:48+00:00

Why You Should Have Your Home Professionally Measured

Five Reasons Why You Should Have Your Home Measured by an Appraiser   Few things can cause the sale of a home to fall through faster than a home that has been incorrectly measured, or not measured at all.  However, there is an easy solution, and if you’re a seller or Realtor, you can even [...]

Why You Should Have Your Home Professionally Measured2020-03-09T19:32:54+00:00

2019 Year In Review

It’s finally time for the 2019 Year In Review!  It’s taken a bit longer for us to put everything together this year for a couple of reasons.      We’re busy.  Wow! The market is incredibly hot right now.  We’ve been working hard just trying to keep up! We’re doing something different this year, and including [...]

2019 Year In Review2020-03-04T21:42:03+00:00

What Can I Count as Living Area?

What Can I Count as Living Area?   Enclosed Porches, basements, garages, bonus rooms, unfinished rooms.  Does your home have any of these areas? Are you confused if you can count them in your home’s living area?  In this blog post, we’ll answer the question we’ve heard from countless homeowners: “What can I count as [...]

What Can I Count as Living Area?2020-02-10T00:29:20+00:00