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Lakefront Appraiser of 25 Years. Mary knows the Lake! Don't make a mistake an hire someone who does not understand Lake Site Values.
Since most of us in the Atlanta area have been house bound due to the snow and ice event it is a great time to do a little Business and Marketing "House Cleaning" and set your marketing plans for 2014.    My plan it to increase more Realtor Referral and personal appraisal business and rely less o...
  Happy New Year everyone! Just wanted you to know that we have changed the name of our Company from Mary Thompson Appraisals to Lanier Appraisal Service. Please make a note of it and our website address which is : If you forget, just Google "Lake Lanier App...
Jeff Gill of the Gainesville Times in Gainesville, GA called and wanted to know how things were going with Lake Lanier Homes values. He knew we specialized in Lake Lanier Appraisals. So as it turned out I had an appraisal to be done on a nice Lake Lanier Home and he along with their photographer ...
I think I wrote about this before, but had to do it again....Just saw a listing that included the infamous words...Priced to Sell! Really? I thought that was the POINT....Market the home to Sell it!  In this case the home did sell quickly - 32 days on Lake Lanier. But most of the time when I see ...
  I feel blessed today. I found out per a recent poll that almost 70% of Appraisers workload comes from AMC's (Appraisal Management Companies). I am blessed because more than 90% of our business comes from Lenders or Personal requests for appraisals. Such as Pre-Listing or Pre-Sale appraisals.  W...
We have seen alot of new construction in our area and that is fantastic. There has been such a lack of supply and therefore a high demand for new homes, that the frenzie is causing a problem when it comes to Appraisals I am finding that lately buyers are OVER UPGRADING their homes, more than the ...
Now that I have your attention. Please include the Builder's HEATED Square footage  which is ABOVE GRADE (not including Basement HEATED square footage) in the section on your MLS/FMLS listings where it asks for Square footage. This will save you from many phone calls from the Appraiser asking for...
Please pass this around to every Realtor you know as it can save everyone from having New Construction Homes coming in UNDER value on an appraisal. Appraisers have been directed by many lenders, who of course take their cues from Fannie and Freddie, that we MUST have at least a few sales, pending...
New construction is on the rise, we are seeing considerably more new homes being built in 2013 and this is a great sign right? Well YES until buyers starting ADDING on thousands in upgrades and options which no recent sales will support!   Some builders very wisely are putting in their sales cont...
This has been a fairly recent development so please consider this: No question that home values are on the rise and that multiple offers are the new reality and that supply is low and demand is high.....BUT  Is the value for these homes really there? Appraisals take into consideration PAST sales ...

Mary Thompson

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