When it comes to refinancing or purchasing a home, you need to get an appraisal done by your lender. Unlike any other service profession, you the consumer are not entitled to pick your appraiser, rather you will be assigned an appraiser that will perform the inspection and report for you. Seems pretty simple, right? The … Continue reading Consumers Guide: Appraisal Management Companies and what no one is telling you
A couple of years ago, I became very passionate about the issues going on throughout the appraisal profession. In 2014, I formed a group on Facebook called 100% Real Estate Appraisers that would give Independent real estate appraisers a place to ask questions, post information, and get answers from other independent appraisers. As the years … Continue reading Content.. Be You and Own IT!
Yes, you just read that headline correctly. The Appraiser can be your friend too. See, most agents and others seem to look at the Appraiser as a deal killer, a person who dictates the market, a person who makes the transaction harder than it should be, or that person who disagrees with the contract price. … Continue reading YES..Appraisers can be your friend too..
Before the housing collapse, when applying for a loan, you would go to your bank or mortgage broker and apply. Upon approval, they would explain the property would be appraised by a real estate appraiser and as the borrower, the cost of the appraisal was to the borrower (even though the appraisal is for the … Continue reading What’s not in your wallet?