Unlocking the 12 Reasons why you should Ignore Price per sq. ft.

Appraisal’s Greatest Secrets Revealed: 12 Characteristics Influencing your Home’s Value. If you are a single family home buyer’s or seller’s agent, you had your share of conversations with buyers and sellers who want to base their purchase or sale on recent prices per square foot.  This is a terrible idea.    Price per sf is like miles per gallon in a car. It is as easy to calculate […]

Aladdin’s Corner: The 7 Most Common Issues and Errors with Real Estate Appraisals

The Art of Deciphering Appraisal Reports I conduct appraisal review assignments for attorneys, accountants, banks, lenders, appraisal management companies and other clients as part of my appraisal practice. There are two types of real estate appraisal reports which I review; FNMA or lender reports and market value or non-lender reports.  For this article I will […]

How to Verify the Home You Want to List

5 Steps Appraisers use in a Sales Comparison (How to Calculate the List Price of a Home)   This is part 1a of 6 – How to Verify the home You Want to List (Please note:  I realized the importance of adding step 1a after writing the first blog in the series. Verifying exactly what […]