Why should a seller get a home appraisal prior to settling on a listing price?

Written by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA, RAC This blog originally was written for and posted over at https://www.consumerhomevalue.com/ .   Gynell Vestal authors and posts lots of great items over on her site. Many real estate appraisers provide pre-listing appraisal reports for sellers.  Having an appraisal done is an investment that can help save you from overpricing […]

The Valuer in The Mirror

Written by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA  Maybe I am crazy, but I think all of us deserve a better profession as appraisers than what we have presently within the mortgage and lending world.  We are in an era where the profession is changing fast.  We have many players out there that want to limit or […]

Is Smartexchange resulting in USPAP Non-Compliance?

Written by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA  This blog is likely going to stir up controversy. It is likely going to have a few folks calling me a loyalist to a la mode, or other similar things.  Am I a loyalist?  I do not see myself as such, but a la mode has been the only […]

Does The Government Want to Do Away With Appraisals?

The Appraisal Institute has put out legislative action link that will let you communicate with your representatives on the federal level.   Follow the link to make your voice heard   Urge the Federal Banking Regulators to Protect Consumers and Safety and Soundness!   The Federal bank regulatory agencies have proposed to increase the residential appraisal […]

The Six Elements of Green Part 1 Speaking the Language

The purpose of this series of articles is help appraisers and agents see why communication is so important.  For agents it can be important for ethical market and for appraises it can be a major property productivity analysis item. ***** As residential real estate professionals we keep getting smacked over the head with the term […]