Residential Properties

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

What Does FHA Say About Inground Pools?

Anybody wanna go for a swim?   As I write this blog post, it’s mid-December and currently cold & raining outside my office.  Maybe I’m dreaming of summer already, I don’t know. Regardless, I thought I’d write a quick post about swimming pools and FHA appraisals.   So let’s ‘jump’ right in!  (Sorry. That was [...]

What Does FHA Say About Inground Pools?2020-01-10T21:03:12+00:00

Tip for Homeowners On Remodel Projects

Here's a quick, helpful tip from Ryan for homeowners regarding unfinished remodel projects... Do you have any questions about this? We would love to hear from you!   Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS  

Tip for Homeowners On Remodel Projects2020-01-09T23:05:47+00:00

After the Appraisal: What You Need to Know about a Final Inspection

I wrote this blog post a couple of years ago, but the topic bears another look.  In this updated post, we’ll look at what a final inspection is, and what steps you can take to make the most of the appraiser’s return visit.   Just because the appraisal has been completed and sent in to [...]

After the Appraisal: What You Need to Know about a Final Inspection2019-10-18T14:57:59+00:00

Appraisal & The PVA/Tax Assessor

Here is a quick video addressing the question: "Does the appraiser give a copy of your appraisal to the PVA or tax assessor?" Hope this brings some clarity to the matter.   Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS    

Appraisal & The PVA/Tax Assessor2019-10-01T19:50:06+00:00

So You Replaced the Light Bulbs? Great. Now Here’s What the Appraiser Really Wants to Know.

If you’re selling your home or refinancing your mortgage, taking advantage of these historically low-interest rates, chances are you’re looking to make the most of your upcoming appraisal.  And by that I mean, you’d like your home to appraise for as much as possible. Am I right? Well, one of the ways you can make [...]

So You Replaced the Light Bulbs? Great. Now Here’s What the Appraiser Really Wants to Know.2019-10-12T16:57:45+00:00

Entry Into Your Crawlspace

A quick word about entryways to the crawlspace of your home.     Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS

Entry Into Your Crawlspace2019-09-26T17:34:34+00:00