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Getting Your Dream Home With a Home Appraiser?

Posted by orders on August 9, 2013 at 11:35 AM

It is good to have your house appraised by an estate appraiser if you are certain that they know what they are doing. But how can you be sure that the home appraiser you contacted is an expert of their field?

Here are some questions you should have answered before signing a contract with a home appraiser:  

What do estate appraisers do?

Just like with any other appraisal process, the specialist will look for pluses and minuses in a property. They first measure the size of the property, then create a sketch of it and determine the overall quality of a house or property. Then they make a list of all the amenities and check for noticeable problems.

These problems can include:


  • Evidence of problems concerning the roof 
  • The quality of the foundation walls 
  • The water pressure 
  • And so on 


They also create a list of all the improvements that have been made to the property. All these things help him correctly evaluate the price of a property.

What’s their profile?

A professional home appraiser will have enough experience to back his statements. They also need some qualifications (for example, they need to have a license or be certified by the state to perform these duties).

Whether or not you are in doubt about your home appraiser, do not hesitate to ask for a copy of their license. Even more, you stand great chances of getting better service if you hire an estate appraiser who lives close to the property, in Auburn, Federal Way, Lakewood, Olympia, Puyallup, Tacoma, or University Place – they know the area and are familiar with the buildings and the surrounding areas.

What do they charge?

After all, you need to know their price. A great home appraiser will work for more money, but it is money well spent if you get a correct estimate of your property's value.

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