What do appraisers look for?

Common Questions


How do I prepare for a home appraisal?

Does an appraiser come inside the house?

What does an appraiser do for a house appraisal?

How do I prepare for an appraisal?

What do appraisers look at when appraising a home?

Should I get an appraisal before refinancing? it is an option but not necessary. 

Does a messy house affect an appraisal? Not in general as appraisers are looking for quality, condition and maintenance levels. 

How can I get my house appraised for free? Only a certified appraiser can appraise a property, with us not knowing any such professional offering their services for free. 

Do appraisers take pictures? Yes, typical of all rooms. 

How long does a home appraisal take? Typically 30 mins to an hour

How long does it take to close on a house after the appraisal?

How much do appraisers make?

What is the typical it cost to get your house appraised?

Can you get a house appraised before making an offer?

Can a real estate agent do an appraisal? No

How do I prepare for a home inspection?

What is the point of a drive-by appraisal?

What is a summary appraisal report?

What is a 2055 appraisal?

What is a desktop appraisal?

What is AVM appraisal?

What is desk appraisal?

What is a desktop valuation?

What is a desktop review?


What is a Restricted Use Appraisal?

A restricted-use appraisal report is a short written document that essentially states all pertinent data as well as an opinion of value. Because of the absence of some of the extensive data and analysis included, this report is less than the summary or self-contained report, and restricted for the use of the client only, per their needs and agreed scope of work. 

This type of report is an option for a single user or partnership(under agreement) that is in need of an appraisal for decision making purposes or similar. This more limited or short appraisal format is not an option for situations of Estate, Assessment Appeal, Divorce, Bankruptcy or an insured financial transaction, due to the multiple users of the report intended or unintended. 


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