If you are like most and haven’t had an appraisal done on your home recently, one of the first things that may come to your mind is, “What do I need to do to get ready for the appraiser?” Here are some things you may want to consider prior to the appraiser coming to your home. (more…)
How to Prepare For a Real Estate AppraisalNovember 6, 2014
Cheap Appraisers – Should I Risk It?November 5, 2014
Well, the short answer is no. However, we will go into the subject in more detail and explain with the long answer.
If you haven’t worked with an appraiser before or it’s been a long time much has changed. You may not realize that all appraisers are NOT the same and can be as different as night and day depending on their experience, education, and familiarity with your market area. This was exasperated in the early 90’s with the advent of Appraisal Certification. (more…)
Zillow vs Certified AppraisalSeptember 12, 2014
Zillow vs Certified Appraisal. Let us first start out by explaining what is Zillow? Zillow is what is known as an AVM an Automated Valuation Module. Locally in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and next, the surrounding Counties, we are all too well familiar with an AVM although we don’t know it. This is the same type of computer program that has and is creating each and every properties’ assessed value and we all know how that is turning out. (more…)