Add this week’s appraisal news round-up to your reading list for the long weekend. From real estate appraisal blogs and lofty list prices, to lake properties and tick warnings, catch up on the latest while you enjoy the unofficial first days of the summer.
Top 6 reasons real estate appraisers should have a blog
The appraisal profession has undergone numerous changes in the past decade. Those appraisers who might be tired of the status quo need to market their non-lending appraisal services. If you are one of them, you need to have a blog.
Is it the appraiser’s job to support value?
Birmingham appraiser and blogger Tom Horn comments on the lack of understanding of the appraiser’s job regarding valuation. He contends that not enough real estate professionals understand that there may well be a difference between appraised value and highest offer.
5 things to remember about lofty list prices
Real estate pros can price properties as high as they’d like—but what will those with an overinflated value actually sell for? Appraiser Ryan Lundquist weighs in, as do several other appraisal professionals in the comments below the article.
Appraising lake property
When it comes to complex appraisals, lake property is unique by its very nature. Is it the number of linear feet along the water that dictates its value? Or perhaps it’s the topography, with a beachfront property being worth more. This article takes an in-depth look at many of the considerations involved.
Appraiser Health Month: tick warning for appraisers
Lyme disease is a real problem for some parts of the country, and Appraiser News is getting the word out to appraisers that this year could be a bad one for ticks. Make sure you aren’t bringing home any unwelcome guests if you are in a high-risk area.