The decision of which real estate company or appraisal firm to use doesn’t have to be hard. Look for a provider that has relevant experience and will guarantee that all work done will exceed industry standards.
We offer a full range of services to help you make informed decisions regarding real estate matters. We realize you have a choice in selecting a real estate provider and work hard to earn your confidence and trust. We take the time to listen to your needs and your interests always come before ours.
When ordering an appraisal ask the professional the following: 1) Will you personally handle ALL of the assignment or will any of the work be handled by others in your office? 2) Will you personally inspect the subject property and ALL comparable sales and competitive listings used and considered or will you be relying on others? 3) Do you personally confirm ALL sales and listings you use in an appraisal or is this work handled by others in your office? 4) Will you be using the most recent comparable market sales or will you be using the sales already in your data base? 5) Do you have a designation and are you a MAI appraiser? 6) Do you focus on quality (i.e. which could mean a longer time frame for delivery of report) or quantity (i.e. shorter time frame for delivery of report by sacrificing quality)? 7) Are you active in your local Appraisal Institute chapter and do you regularly attend meetings? 8) Who is your main provider of continuing education (please note that the Appraisal Institute offers quality education and that having the Appraisal Institute as one’s main education provider is beneficial to one’s knowledge and career)? 9) How long have you been an appraiser? 10) What is your experience with the type of property that I have asked you to appraise? 11) Where is the location of most of your appraisal work? 12) How long have you been a real estate appraiser?
When selecting a real estate agent ask the following: 1) Are you a REALTOR? 2) Do you have access to the Memphis Area Association of REALTOR’S (MAAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? 3) How long have you been a real estate agent? 4) Are you a broker or an affiliate broker? 5) What is your experience with this property type? 6) Are you available after business hours and on weekends to discuss my property and to show it to prospects? 7) How objective will you be when discussing my needs and wants? 8) How quickly will you respond to ALL calls from me, other agents and individuals regarding my matter? 9) What is your experience and education in valuing real estate? 10) What data sources will you use to market my property, provide comparable sales and help me find properties that I am interested in seeing? 11) Will you personally handle my matter or will your team or assistant handle the work?