Price Per Sq Ft…. The Starbucks model.

I need to make this clear. This is not my blog post however it was written by a great friend and appraiser peer Ryan Lundquist in Sacramento CA. He is the writer of the Sacramento Appraisal Blog that is more location driven but sometimes he puts out things that just need to be shared on …

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Realtors and Appraisers.. The Great Divide

Recently I have noticed in various groups and forums many posts from Realtors about Appraisers as well as Appraisers about Realtors. These posts aren’t about complimenting one another rather they are about complaining and or making disparaging comments about each profession. Realtors will say appraisers are not doing their job correctly, coming in low, killing …

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Basements. What you need to know.

In our last blog post, we discussed the issues with using tax records for the livable area (GLA) as well as other incorrect information they provide. In this blog post, we will discuss the second most frustrating issue with tax records, relying on their info and how Agents misuse this information 99% of the time. …

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The Tax Assessor/Records Are NOT Always Accurate

    As an appraiser of 16 yrs 11 of them here in Atlanta one of the most frustrating things to deal with is incorrect MLS Data representing the overall Home Livable Sq Footage or GLA (Gross Living Area). Why is this so frustrating? Most if not all Agents use tax assessor data in their …

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Home Valuation: Proper Sq Footage is VERY IMPORTANT

      Selling your home FSBO and looking to skip the realtor? Or maybe you are using a realtor & need to get the proper data. Well you may want to consider seeking out another type of professional to make sure you have the correct data for your listing: The Real Estate Appraiser. In …

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Deception Post Title

  Ever see the AT&T commercial where the surgeon walks in and he says ” I Just got reinstated, Nervous? That’s ok so am I “.       Or the late 1986 commercial with Peter Bergman that states ” I’m not really a doctor but I play one on TV”. If not see here …

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Appraising Atlanta

Atlanta Skyline with logo

ATLANTA GA HOME VALUATION: LOCATION Appraising properties in Atlanta GA is not as easy as some may think. While the practices of appraising are all the same no matter what area you are in, the locations within the city present different obstacles and challenges for appraisers.   Let’s take a look as to why. Different …

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