Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Meeting The Appraiser In Baltimore

Meeting The Appraiser In Baltimore

Two of my listings will be going to settlement this month even though

Houses Do Not Sell In December.


Arriving a few minutes early for our 1:00 appointment, the appraiser was already at the property taking outside measurments and photos. She was a real professional and acknowledged this was a special home for the price and there were not many SOLDS in the neighborhood.

When I gave her my packet of information, she was quite pleased to take the comparable sales, along with the plat and Multiple Listing information.

I make notes on each comparable with the number of bedrooms and baths, with the sales price, with date of closing, with upgrades, property condition, short sales and any details that help to compare the subject property. There may be homes whose prices need support by using tax records that have sold without using a Realtor®

 I have to sell the house 3 or 4 times.


The first sale is to other agents so they bring their potential buyers. The second sale is to the buyers. The third is to the appraiser. And occasionally a fourth when it has to be sold to the underwriter.


When the house needs to be sold 3 or 4 times, I will be

Meeting The Appraiser In Baltimore

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