Cary Real Estate Appraising Articles

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Appraiser showed up on time and asked questions and inspected the property as expected. However 2 weeks latter when I received the report our house was undervalued. I asked if the appraiser understood my home's area and she responded that she did however the report stated that based on homes in my area there is no price difference between a 3 bedroom from a 4 bedroom. having spoken to many Realtors in my area this is not the case. The report also did not reflect any difference in price for a larger size of lot, in some cases my plot was 2.5 times the size of the comp. I didn't expect to get top dollar on my appraisal as our house needs some minor cosmetic work. Houses around us that are 4 bedrooms have sold around 350,000. The feeling I received when reading the explanations on the report was one that the appraiser didn't understand our area and was word-smithed to cover her lack of understanding. Like any home mortgage the loan requires the appraisal to come in at value of the loan, this faulty appraisal did not meet the loan requirements and the loan was canceled.
- Thomas T.

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Rudofski was invited to appraise this property for the purposes of divorce proceedings -- by my husband. I was home and discovered the walk through in progress, unannounced and in the presence of our small son. Mr. Rudofski refused to identify himself. He was asked to leave and did not do so. Following Mr. Rudofski and my husband through the home, Mr. Rudofski took no measurements, inspected few to none of the rooms (most locked). Any appraisal Mr. Rudofski generates will be based upon prior documentation rather than direct inspection and ability to make a valid assessment of property value.
So, if you are looking for an appraiser that will do substandard work that may not withstand scrutiny, feel free to disregard my review. Otherwise be advised and move on to the next provider.

- Adrienne Z.

Came 20 minutes earlier than the appointment and walked around the property to a**** the value. So when i arrived he actually have started the work. With friendly conversation he explained what is the procedure. I have experience with other appraisers and they didn't even measure the dimension of the condo that was for appraisal. This was my first impression that stayed -- good job.
He finds small details that you haven't noticed about your property that will help the value to be propperly evaluated.
I asked him about improvements that can be done on the property before it went on the
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. I received some guiding points which were very good.
The report came on the assigned date. It was thorough and got me the numbers for selling it and renting it. Great comparison tool for a property provided by Tyke.
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was very responsive afterwords.
Will reccommed Tyke services!

- deyan P.

My wife was handling an estate for a family member in
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, IL and we needed an appraisal for the estate paperwork.
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to visit the home was
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. He was easy to get a hold of and was very flexible in his availability as he was able to make it out on a snowy Saturday. He made a difficult task much easier.
He was able to provide appraisals for the Date of Death and current house value. The house recently sold and the current value appraisal was spot on.
He was also available to answer questions from our lawyer handling the estate.
Great job
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We are currently undergoing an extensive remodel of, and addition to, our house (self-constructed). Given the current housing
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and interest rates, we have been wanting to refinance as soon as possible. However, we also did not want to start the process of refinancing only to have an appraiser and lender tell us an extensive punch list needed to be completed prior to going through on the refi.
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provided his recommendations on which elements would be most important to complete from the appraiser's perspective. He gave us practical advice on specific tasks. He also gave us advice on a few more global details - i.e. how unfinished construction is viewed and handled by appraisers and lenders. Our house is unique in that it is built to PassivHaus standards - i.e. super-insulated, air-tight construction, triple pane windows, solar panels, etc. He recommended that we look into specific lenders and request an appraiser who has experience in green building (to properly assess the added value unique to our house).
We found him to be very accessible and professional, as other commenters have noted. Thanks,
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- Mark W.

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was very polite prior to and during the home appraisal, but unfortunately things took a turn for the worse after he left our house. While we understand that the appraisal values are usually going to lower that a seller may hope for, our concerns go beyond a disagreement regarding the value.
After receiving the report our real estate agent contacted Mr.
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regarding the appraisal. He was somewhat rude and told her that he could not discuss the matter with her. If we had an issue, I should contact him myself. Well - I tried. I left a voicemail and replied to his emails three times over the course of 2 weeks and he never responded.
We had two separate real estate professionals review the appraisal and both found errors and concerns with the report. We created a list of questions, but instead of responding to our concerns, he has chosen to ignore us.
Here is a list of questions that we sent:
1.) Why did the appraisal include an active comp?
2.) Why was there no value given for effective age verses actual age? As in why did you not include any newer comps?
3.) Why was there no adjustment for condition? This is why we had an appraisal done as our home is not like all the other homes in regard to condition, it has been completely renovated and updated including mechanically and structurally? I felt you understood that when we scheduled the appraisal.
4.) Why are two of the four comps used ranch style instead of 2 story homes?
5.) Why did you only use 3 comps as I don't see an active listing as a valid comp? There were lots of others that could have been added? Do you typically only do 3 comps? Why not 5-6?
6.) Why did you not use any homes with pools as comps?
7.) Why are none of the comps full brick? (as our house is in fact, full brick)
8.) One of your comps is older than 6 months, why not use a more recent sale since there are several available?
9.) I noticed that your value for our house happens to be the exact value of the most expensive sale ever in Sardis Forest in MLS? Did you use this in the basis for deterring the value?
10.) For comp XXXXXXXX in your report you show it as .29 of an acre but in the MLS it is actually 1.07 acres? There was no adjustment made and there should have been.
In our estimation the report seems rush, with little or no adjustments made for the work that was done including the new AC, roof, windows, etc. Additionally, we have concerns about the comps that were used.
Our realtor does not feel you spent the time we deserved on doing a much needed appraisal. The mistakes are unacceptable. Please find examples of comps that we feel would have given a much more accurate picture of value. These are only examples to consider but there are many others as well.
We are very disappointed in the service that was provided and believe that we are entitled to question the appraisal report. We are left to hope that are message on Angie's List, along with our complaint filed with the Better Business Bureau will persuade him to respond.

- Marc L.

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arrived on time for our appointment and was easy to talk to. He seemed to be very knowledgeable of the West side of Chicago.
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gave details of what this type of appraisal would entail. The report was delivered within three business days and was professionally presented.
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was very generous with his time and offered to answer any follow up questions I may have.

- Corvita H.

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is excellent - professional and I have no doubt that his fund of knowledge is probably better than the people who do the appraisal for tax purposes. He answered all my questions and basically let me get into the "property tax world" finally understanding it and knowing that his information would be the most accurate available. He also clearly is a person of integrity
- Margaret N.

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was very hard to get a hold of after he did the initial home visit. I would have to email him twice to get a response from him. I understand that this is his busy time of year, and he did share with me that he had a family emergency that he was dealing with, but it was frustrating not to have a response. I was promised the appraisal on a Wednesday. Then it was Friday. Then it was Monday. Finally, on Tuesday I get the report, but by now our 10 day window had passed (we were buying a piece of property and we had 10 days to get the inspections complete, etc.) so the report was really a moot point. He did call on Friday and gave me a verbal estimate, but he was still working on the report at that point so his verbal estimate was just that, an estimate. When I emailed him on Tuesday and requested a refund because we were past our deadline and the report was now worthless to me, he replied back to me with an extremely unprofessional and belligerent email, getting all legal on me. It would have been a nice professional gesture on his part to at least recognize my frustration and offer me a discount. He took no blame for the situation. I will not be using him again, nor would I recommend him to my friends/neighbors.

- Mary G.

There was (if I recall correctly) a bit of to-
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in the process of getting the appraisal done, but everything worked out quite well. Work was done on time and on budget, and the provided appraisal was accepted by the City and my taxes reduced.
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made a couple of minor adjustments to the report at my request and provided a final PDF file. Wish I'd done it a year ago!
- Brian S.
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1st Stop Realty & Management, Inc

2707 S. Ridgelend Ave
Berwyn, IL
Our state-of-the-art real estate and management company has been a service hub to the chicago...


Chicago, IL

Advanced Appraisal Partners, LLC

3708 E Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, IL
We are a full service residential appraisal company and provide appraisals for the purpose of...

American Fidelity Mortgage Services

4200 Commerce Ct
Lisle, IL
We are a 30 year old mortgage banking company. we do fha, va, conventional and jumbo mortgages...

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton, IL
American virtual associates, over the last five years, has expanded into one of the leading...

AMG Legacy Planning

10100 W Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL
Financial and estate planning

Arie Lane Estate Sales

11404 S Central Park
Chicago, IL
We conduct estate & moving sales throughout chicago, suburbs and n.w.indiana we conduct sales...

Asrow Building Consultants, Inc.

8820 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
Asrow building consultants, inc. provides architectural engineering consulting services to...


Chicago, IL
Real estate sales

B Huebner Appraisals

338 High Rd
Cary, IL
Real estate appraiser

Benchmark Environmental Services, Inc.

PO box 824
Antioch, IL
Bes is capable of : • phase 1 environmental site assessments all appropriate inquiry (aai)...

Blankenship Movers

5642 W Grand ave.
Chicago, IL
Blankenship movers has provided moving services to chicago, il and the surrounding areas since...

Bruce Beddard Mortgage Team

44 Kingsport Dr
Schaumburg, IL
Bruce beddard and the bruce beddard mortgage team have been trusted mortgage advisors for over...


Chicago, IL
4 employees. no subs. cost is determined by the job. extra charge for after-hour service may...

Chicago Adjusting Co.

7312 W Lawrence Ave
Harwood Heights, IL

Chicago Estate Repair and Liquidation

Chicago, IL
We are a team of experienced professionals in a coordinated effort to take care of all your...

Citywide Services

3032 North 76th Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL
We are state certified real estate appraisers serving the chicago and suburban area. we...

Cornerstone Appraisal LLC

Geneva Rd & Main St
Wheaton, IL
Private unbiased appraisals that help you discover the value of your home. for more...

Eide & Eide, CPAs

3 S Greenleaf St
Gurnee, IL

Epoch Appraisals LLC

262 E Drury Ln
Barrington, IL
2 employees.

Jodi A. Kirincich Manufactured Home Appraiser

314 S. St. Louis Street, P.O. Box 261
Elwood, IL
Payment is due at time of appraisal for private owner appraisal. for financial institutes...

K2 Consulting of IL - Property tax appeals

1201 Prairie Drive
Algonquin, IL
Highly successful property tax assessment appeal firm. boutique business started in 2010 -...


Park Ridge, IL

Koenig and Strey Real Living

210 N York St
Elmhurst, IL
The maranda group has 5 broker associates who bring a multitude of qualities to help you...

Laurie P Webster

436 Marquette Ave
Cary, IL
I have 10 years experience doing residential real estate appraisals.

MACK Companies

6820 Centennial Dr
Tinley Park, IL
Mack companies is chicago’s fastest growing full service real estate company. founded in...

March Kitchen Designs

8 Rob Rd
Mount Prospect, IL
Family owned & operated. ask about angie’s list discount. additional contact name - adam...

Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.

14824 Forest Edge Lan
Oak Forest, IL
Home inspection

MGB Appraisals

P.O. Box 4246
Lisle, IL
Whether you are seeking an appraisal for your home or would just like to learn more about the...


8 Brighton Ln
Oak Brook, IL

Olson Appraisal Group

2472 Lawson Blvd
Gurnee, IL
Provide commercial and residential appraisals for market value and tax appeals

PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy

1440 North Dayton St
Chicago, IL
Pahroo appraisal & consultancy provides the highest quality appraisal services at competitive...


6035 N NORTHWEST HWY Suite 200
Chicago, IL
We are a large commercial appraisal firm with appraisers located all over the chicago...

Precision Appraisals, Inc.

1958 N Stillwater Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Precision appraisals is a residential real estate appraisal firm centrally located in...

Progressive Adjustments Inc

600 Alcoa Ln
Hoffman Estates, IL
Progressive adjustments, inc. is one of the fastest growing public adjustment companies in the...

Radon Professional Services, LLC

1829 S. Harvey
Berwyn, IL
Contact radon professional services, llc in berwyn, il, at (877) 734-9130 for accurate radon...


Chicago, IL
Raila & associates, p.c. is a law firm with a practice in real estate tax appeals. the firm...

REMAX Realtor, The Kucharski Team

1200 Iroquois Commons Ave.
Naperville, Il
Residential real estate & relocation professional's specializing in selling and purchasing...

Richard J. Layman

11028 S. Millard
Chicago, IL
Residential and commercial appraisals for over 10 years. email me at...

Stone Staffing

34870 N. Robin Rd
Ingleside, IL


Barrington, IL
Lic. #441000899.


5514 N. Menard Ave.
Chicago, IL
Sugarstone appraisals is a professional real estate appraisal firm with more than 10 years of...

Sutherland Appraisal Services, Inc.

6s422 Naper Blvd
Naperville, IL
Sutherland appraisal services is a family owned appraisal company serving your residential and...


6s422 Naper Blvd
Naperville, IL
Sutherland appraisals services all of your lender and non-lender appraisal needs accepting,...

T. J. Hooker, LLC. Appraisers

P. O. Box 313
Woodstock, IL
We offer senior citizen, veteran and active military discounts on all services. payment for...

Team Rhino

43 East Crystal Lake Avenue Suite C
Crystal Lake, IL
"nobody beats our rates...guaranteed" we are mortgage bankers that pride ourselves on doing...

The Leja Group Appraisals

7737 N Eastlake Ter
Chicago, IL
The leja group is an independent, full service real estate appraisal company. we have been...

TLG Properties LLC

904 Longmeadow Ct
Barrington, IL
Tlg properties llc offers a number of subcontracted services through it's affiliate partners.

Troyka Appraisal Services

2071 W. Irving Park Rd.
Hanover Park, IL
We are an established real estate appraisal company. we accept cash, checks, and credit cards,...

Tyke Appraisals

2054 N Whipple St
Chicago, IL
Tyke l.l.c. has been serving the chicago land area since 2000. our experience and the quality...

William L. Paul & Associates

938 Stonehedge Lane
Palatine, IL
We have been a leading provider of real estate appraisal services for over 19 years. we...
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