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FAQ for property appraisal

What is a Real Estate Appraisal? What is the difference between an appraiser, Assessor and a Home Inspector? What can I expect when an Appraiser comes to my home?

There are just some of the frequently asked questions we hear. By clicking on any of the numbers listed below you will find the answers to the questions most frequently asked. Don’t have time to read now? Download a copy of the same questions and answers to review when it’s conventient for you!

As always, we welcome any questions. Feel free to call or email our office at your convenience. You will find our telephone number and an email on our contact.


1.  What is a Real Estate appraisal?

2.  What is the difference between an Appraiser and a Realtor? Why is an Appraiser’s Report typically more favorable than a Realtor’s Report?

3.  What is the difference between an Appraiser, Assessor, and a Home Inspector?

4.  What can I expect / anticipate when your appraiser comes to inspect my home?

5.  How long does the appraisal process typically take?

6.  I recently refinanced with a bank and had hard time getting a copy of the appraisal report. What can I do to avoid this situation in the future?

7.  Advantages to owning the appraisal report?

8.  Why do you ask so many questions about the purpose of the report, aren’t all reports basically the same?

9. Is it really worthwhile to have an appraisal done on a home I’m considering buying or on my current home which I am preparing to sell?

10. What improvements to my home add value and what improvements do appraisers typically make adjustments for?



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