There’s plenty of news in this week’s appraisal round-up, including appraising near marijuana grow operations. How can appraisers expect this to influence property values? Feeling a bit overworked? Perhaps you should be outsourcing some of your tasks to freelancers. Comparables are an invaluable part of setting the price of a listing; here are tips on how real estate agents can pick them well. There are new Voice of Appraisal podcasts available for your listening pleasure. Finally, do you have a good oddball appraisal story to tell? We have just the contest for you!
Appraising near marijuana grow operations
As marijuana continues to become legal in more and more states, appraiser Ryan Lundquist weighs in on how the grow operations might influence nearby property values.
Elance for real estate professionals—a valuable tool
Are you optimizing your appraisal career by focusing on the things you do best? Should you be outsourcing some of your tasks? This article will give you some direction. There’s also a follow-up article that goes over best practices for farming out work.
6 things agents should consider when picking comps for their listings
Pulling comparables is an important part of the equation when it comes to pricing homes. Birmingham appraiser Tom Horn offers tips on what real estate agents should consider.
Voice of Appraisal lists new podcasts
Phil Crawford, also known as the Voice of Appraisal, has a list of new free podcasts. Among the topics are “Are Credit Unions Seeing the Benefits of Trainees” and “Tricky Points, Rural Appraisers, a New ‘Skap’ Report.” You’ll find them here.
Share your oddest appraisal story
Just for fun—enter our contest on the most unusual appraisal you’ve ever done. Submit an image of the house or property for a chance to win! Vote for your favorite pictures and join us on September 13, 2017, for the FREE “Take a Walk on the Odd Side: An Introduction to Complex Property Appraisal” Pro-Series webinar to see the winning entries.