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The Art Of Home Appraisals

The Art Of Home Appraisals

Joining Joe in studio today is licensed appraiser John Montgomery of Montgomery Appraisal to talk about what he knows best. Contrary to popular belief appraising is more an art form than a formula. Before you sell, buy or refinance your home the bank or lender is going to require an appraisal, which is where John comes in. Joe will start off by asking John for a quick 101 on home appraising while finding out about the 3 C’s of appraising and what happens when John arrives to appraise a home. Also in discussion:

  • What consumers should disclose before a refinance appraisal
  • How do you assign value to a home?
  • Challenging properties to assess
  • What to do with non-permitted additions
  • Challenges in a market that is constantly changing
  • What affects long term value?
  • What constitutes the cost of appraisal?
  • When consumers disagree with the assessor



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  1. Angela @ Elevate Real Estate on November 10, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    I fully agree, appraising is more an art form than a formula.

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