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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
As you know, Appraisers review FMLS/MLS listings daily for important information that you as Realtors provide. If you treat your listings as if they were your own home, not only will you help the seller sell their home, the buyer decide which home meets their needs, you will also help Appraisers ...
07/20/2012
Appraisal Management Companies, take heed.....I am not a huge fan of AMC's if anyone out there has been following my posts on the subject. However I am seeing a trend that may give AMC's the advantage if things do not change.    First, the good AMC's are paying the Appraiser's fee, not some cut r...
07/20/2012
  Remember that Movie.....Can you tell me the name??   So here is my BEEF and I want to hear from Realtors, Other Appraisers out there and Yes, Lenders too! I have been appraising since 1993. I have Seen it all, the highs, the lows, but Now I am seeing RED! When we send an appraisal to a lender i...
06/22/2012
Upon request of a fellow Active Rain Member, Patty Da Silva, I am passing along what I know to be the truth about Building permits and how they impact or affect the appraisal on a property. http://activerain.com/pattydasilva     First and foremost, local, county and state laws differ to varying d...
06/07/2012
I have to tell you a story, but first, Realtors need to know that providing "comps" to Appraisers for review can Backfire on them big time! Unless as a Realtor, you understand the principles of Substitution, when to make adjustments and how much those adjustments should be for variances between t...
05/11/2012
In my daily appraisal travels we see more and more new construction inside existing developments. They stopped building a few years ago and now investors/builders are buying up the remaining lots CHEAP and starting to build homes on them. And YES,,,,,in our area anyway, I am definitely seeing an ...
04/23/2012
As an appraiser I have to chuckle when I see numerous FMLS listings where the Realtor says this home is Priced to Sell!  My immediate response....Well I sure hope so, is that NOT the goal for Realtors to sell the home! I have never seen a listing that says, this home is WAY overpriced for the mar...
02/20/2012
Most lenders are requiring that the utilities are turned on BEFORE the home is appraised. This is for all loans, not just FHA. Most buyers will have an inspection, so if that occurs before the appraisal, keep those utilities on unless there are issues with that occurring, i.e. water leaks, etc. I...
02/19/2012
    Thank you John Bryant (Real Estate School in Atlanta) for providing this information!  ch CHECK WITH YOUR STATE, THIS MAY ALSO BE A REQUIREMENT FOR YOU! Sure, Appraisers and Reators are the real problem when it comes to illegal immigration!!! Come on! But we must comply so read below and cli...
12/16/2011
If you have not seen my prior post on the UAD and how it affects you please go here now. UAD is now in effect. I have already seen some Realtors adding comments in the FMLS/MLS system about renovations and updates to the home, especially kitchens and baths, which all appraisers must include in th...
09/02/2011
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Mary Thompson

Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
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