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 […]

Pat Turner, the Man with a Plan Valuer’s Dozen

by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA Member of RAC   I have known Pat Turner for many years.  My first introduction to him was from attending a Virginia State Board meeting.  I had attended to give public commentary about the problems I saw with regulatory oversight in the commonwealth.  Pat and I struck up a […]

Knowing Green Can Save You Green

Liability Headaches Real estate practice, both valuation and brokerage, are professions that are open season for law suits.  Let’s face it, consumers can be very litigious in many situations.  Reducing liability is something we should all try to do in our professional work.  But outside of decreasing liability, what agents do, as well as appraisers, […]

The Six Elements of Green Part 2 The First Two Elements

Now that we have talked about how important communication is between agents and the consumers and the agents and the appraisers, let’s get into the meat and potatoes, as they say. As an appraiser, one must be able to understand and identify high performance home (HPH) features.  As I eluded to in the first part […]

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 […]

Going Concern Valuer in Virginia

Heather M. Placer, MAI, SRA, CCIM, IFAS, ASA is an appraiser located in Midlothian, Virginia. Heather is a career long appraiser that got started at an early age.  She volunteers her time to the Appraisal Institute (AI) and is currently the president of the Virginia Commonwealth Chapter of the Appraisal institute.  It would require too much space […]