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Real Estate Appraiser - Lanier Appraisal Service - CR004373
Lakefront Appraiser of 25 Years. Mary knows the Lake! Don't make a mistake an hire someone who does not understand Lake Site Values.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Zillow Instant offers: What you need to know with regard to Appraisals. Appraiser's use and need FMLS/MLS Realtor based sales. We are discouraged from using Private party or investor sales by Lenders and Fannie MAE for very GOOD reasons 1. We cannot determine quality and condition of the sales fr...
06/03/2017
...BRACKETING...What is that? It is an essential process that Appraiser's must follow for most every Lender when selecting comparable sales. Therefore REALTORS need to do the same thing when completing a Market Analysis or BPO. When Appraiser's select comps they must Bracket nearly every single ...
04/15/2017
 CALLING ALL APPRAISERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WORKING RE HAS PUT TOGETHER A NEW REASONABLE AND CUSTOMARY SURVEY FOR ALL APPRAISERS. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND TAKE THE SURVEY AND THEN SHARE THE LINK EVERYWHERE.  REALTORS PLEASE ALSO SHARE WITH YOUR APPRAISER FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES. THANK YO...
12/28/2016
Went out on Appraisal appointment. Realtor met me there and gave me a folder of information. She must have been reading my newsletters :) as it included everything I have previously discussed. She showed me what she had in the folder and then left me to my job. She did not hover over me or follo...
12/04/2016
   Help Yourself, Your Fellow Realtors & Sellers by Helping Appraisers...Here is How!   When an Appraiser contacts you about your under contract listing, which they may be using as a Comparable Pending Sale in their report, please tell them what that home is under contract for and if any closing ...
11/04/2016
Appraisers review FMLS/MLS listings every day including all photos, commentary, etc. What you do and say in those listings not only helps your Seller get the highest possible price, but it can also mean higher Appraised Values and fewer calls from Appraisers! You would be surprised how many List...
06/05/2016
I know you wonder...How will Appraisals keep up with Current Market Trends, especially in an increasing market place? Many feel that the Appraised Values fall behind current day values.First let us look at the Past....We were there before and Appraised Values did "catch up" to Current Day Values....
04/02/2016
Who would have thought TRID would impact Appraised Values, but it CAN....Don't forget to continue reading about Fannie Mae's Changes and influence on Lake Values BELOW.  There is ZERO tolerance now in quoting Appraisal Fees to Borrowers by the Lenders. If Lenders do not know (many times they do n...
02/18/2016
As many of you know the HUD Handbook 4000.1 rolled out in 2015. The result was requiring Appraisers to be more of an inspector than any time before...Why? My guess is to save money, but they are raising their Lending Risk factor considerably. Appraisers are NOT qualified to Enter into Crawl Space...
01/13/2016
Happy New Year to my fellow Active Rain Friends.  Be Safe out there. Have a wonderful night and may your 2016 be the best ever in every segment of your life.  Here is to much prosperity for all in 2016.  Mary 
12/31/2015
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Mary Thompson

Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
local_phone(770) 967-0753
smartphone(770) 561-1840
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