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That Stupid Appraiser Came In Low and Killed My Deal!

I'm not going to lie. When I hear that phrase, I have to stop, take a deep breath, and count to ten. It's like nails on a chalkboard to anyone with true understanding and knowledge of how these things really work. It is one of the most ignorant, overused, uninformed phrases that has become a rampant staple of rants on real estate social media, Realtor websites, YouTube videos by disgruntled parties, and many headlines. I have just completed some market research that I thought

Appraisers 'coming in low' and 'killing the deal.'

The phrases 'the appraiser came in low' and 'the appraiser killed the deal' are becoming far too well known. In the current age of rampant misinformation, it is time to give a little information refresher on why these are false statements. Appraisers are specialists in valuation. It's what we do every day. We don't 'come in high' or 'come in low' or 'kill deals.' Appraisers professionally analyze and report what the market indicates, to protect you from possibly overpaying fo

The Danger of Saying Yes to An Appraisal Waiver

"For only $599, we will grant you an appraisal waiver to help you avoid having an appraisal that 'comes in short." ** I just saw yet another ad promoting this option. Sounds great, doesn't it? At first read, it sounds pretty promising. But, what does it really mean for you, as a home buyer? The long and short of it is a bit of a gamble, in my opinion. An appraisal waiver removes your choice and right to have a proper appraisal completed by a professional appraiser, to protec

The Appraiser Is Not Your Enemy

Let the appraiser help save the financial future of your family. The appraiser is not your enemy. We are here to protect you. There is NO SUCH THING AS A LOW APPRAISAL. Please repeat that sentence, over and over. Our appraisal's purpose is to keep you from being ripped off or robbed, financially. We are your only line of protection from being grossly 'overcharged.' We are the only party in the transaction that has zero bias so our results are an accurate analysis of the home.

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