- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Fees are determined by the complexity of the job, the scope of work and the purpose of the appraisal assignment. Please call to get a fee estimate.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Having a Real Estate Appraisal performed is not as easy as just looking online. There is a process. If you assume that looking online at any of the numerous online sites that claim to give you a value estimate is accurate, Think again. Outlined below is the process. The Process: 1) Contact us so that we can determine your need and the scope of work that will be required. 2) Set up an appointment for the physical inspection of the home so that we can begin the process of data collection. This is not similar to a home inspection rather a visual inspection of the interior and exterior of your home for the appraiser to obtain all the information needed to begin the report. 3) Research & Analysis: Once we have completed the inspection we will then begin the Research and Analysis of the market and all other items that will pertain to your need. This includes market conditions, location, GLA, sales within the area, external factors, motivations, and more. 4) Completion of Report and Delivery via Email. Once we have completed your report we will deliver it via Email in a PDF format. 5) Post delivery follow up. This allows us to answer any questions you may have regarding the report.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Each year as a Certified Appraiser we must take 14 hours Continuing Education and every 2 Years we must complete an Updated USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices). Our Owner Mark Skapinetz is also the creator of a large group of over 2100 nationwide appraisers named 100% Real Estate Appraisers that allows us to network and stay up to date with the profession. Mr. Skapinetz is also the creator of The Peoples Appraisal Blog, a Blog for consumers and the appraisal profession. Mr. Skapinetz is also the Co-Founder of the very first Appraiser Economic Forum & Festival (Appraiserfest), a conference for Real Estate Appraisers nationwide. Mr. Skapinetz has been interviewed and published in various Profession related publications and Blogs.