Vlog 6 – Should Your Listing Agent Attend the Appraisal? [VIDEO]

Building lasting relationships with a foundation of trust is incredibly important to us at Ask A Walker. We want to ensure that we do everything in our power to serve your best interests. That includes small details like attending the appraisals on your behalf.

Abraham outlines the three top reasons he attends your appraisals when he and his team represent you as a seller.

1. Sometimes appraisers don’t use the appropriate comparables.
This often happens when the appraiser assigned by a lender is licensed to service a large market or even multiple markets. This procedure could lead to the appraiser not knowing the specifics of any market, and use comparable properties based on a shallow understanding of the local market. We provide an appraiser with a Comp Packet that outlines the comparable sales we used to price the home and get it under contract quickly.

2. We can glean valuable information from the appraiser.
While at an appraisal, the appraiser often reveals information on issues that won’t arise in a home inspection that can cause problems in the funding of the loan. This is especially important with VA, FHA, and USDA loans, as they have incredibly specific requirements. These problems will be be included in the appraisers’ Deficiency Report, but if they can tell us in advance, we can get a head-start on repairing the issues. Sometimes, we even get recommendations on how the appraiser would like to see them corrected, giving us options to present to you, the seller.

3. Knowledge and Presence
By attending the appraisal, we’re able to make certain that the appraiser is aware of who we are, and our awareness of the market and our active involvement in the industry. They will know that we will jump through the hoops and go to bat to challenge an appraisal if need be. We will always protect our seller’s best interest. Ask A Walker is here for you.

Give Abraham, your North Virginia Area Realtor, a call to discuss the other ways we can serve you in selling your home. (703)539-2053 or send me an email. Abraham (@) Askawalker (dot) com. We provide real estate sales services to Alexandria, VA, and surrounding communities.



Abraham Walker, Your Realtor

About the Author:  The above article was written by Abraham Walker, Your Northern Virginia Real Estate Agent, helping clients market their homes to achieve high sales with a quick closing time is my main priority.

He’s the co-founder of Ask A Walker and can be found on YouTube, Facebook, and HERE on this blog.

Abraham can be reached via email at Abraham@AskAWalker.com or by phone at (703)539-2053.

He’s happy to answer all your real estate questions.

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I help people sell and buy real estate in the following Northern Virginia area cities & neighborhoods: Kingstowne, Island Creek, Cameron Station, Overlook, Alexandria, Old Town, Belle Haven, Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon, Springfield, West Springfield, Burke, Lorton, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Annandale, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, Reston, Herndon and of course Vienna.

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