Don’t hesitate to provide the appraiser with any information of records that might
facilitate the appraisal process and lead to a proper value conclusion. Relevant factual data includes:
A survey of the house and land
The property deed which contains the legal description of the property
The most recent real estate tax bill
A factual record of recent sales and listings in the neighborhood, which can be verified by the appraiser
A list of personal property to be sold with the home
A “brag sheet” listing major home improvements and upgrades, the date of their installations, and their costs
You may want to ask the appraiser some questions about the appraisal process.
Professional standards of practice prohibit appraisers from discussing the details of the appraisal assignment with you if the appraisal was requested by your employer or the relocation company management company. However, the appraiser can tell you what they look for and how different property characteristics are weighed in the analysis.
Selecting an Appraiser
You may be given an opportunity to select one or more of the appraisers recommended by your employer or relocation firm. Even if no appraisers are recommended to you, there is a means of identifying those who are skillful and experienced.
Ask the appraiser about his or her qualifications and expertise of your area. Try to select appraisers that value homes frequently in your town or city. Appraisers familiar with your area are much more likely to arrive at the eventual anticipated sales price then appraisers outside your area.
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Rest assured knowing that Tighue Appraisal Group has 25 years of experience in the business.