Plano Real Estate Appraising Articles

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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.
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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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was very professional in his approach to appraising residential property. As I was a major Loan Officer in many major banks and with many lenders over the past 20 + years here in So.
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. I know what to look for in a competent appraiser as to whether they know what is required to create a coherent and quality appraisal that truly reflects the real current
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value of a real estate property. In chatting with him over separate conversations,
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made it abundantly clear that he understands and practices the realities and skills necessary to create a fair and honest quality appraisal. Despite our both connecting with his skill set being exactly what I needed for the appraisal, due to the distance he was located from my property he was unable to provide the appraisal I was looking for. He did kindly put in a lot of effort on my behalf and provided an excellent referral that was in my area that was able to provide the appraisal I was looking for.
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's extensive appraisal skills along with his concern for helping others was amazing and greatly appreciated. I heartily recommend him and his service to anybody needing an quality appraisal of their property.
- MICHAEL K.
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This company didn't appraise of the property they appraised the clutter in the home. An appraisers job is to evaluate the value of a home given the size, condition, and values of similar homes in the area. This appraiser brought his wife along with him and she had derogatory things to say every where she went. His wife influenced his evaluation of the property and it was very unprofessional.
- Amy W.
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was very helpful in answering questions that I had about the appraisal process, even prior to hiring. On the day of the scheduled appraisal, she was very timely and professional. She asked good questions about our home's features to help differentiate it from other comparable homes. She was very thorough as she went through the house, but still very quick (she was in our home less than an hour). A complete report, featuring the appraised value, details about our home (basis for the appraisal), and comparable home values in our neighborhood was emailed to me the next day. I was quite happy with the service we received.
- Candyce F.
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My wife and I are being relocated by her company. A part of her relocation package involves assisting in selling our current home. They pay for appraisers, inspectors, realtor and a few other services. We were to choose two appraisers to evaluate the home. The average of those two appraisals would be considered the home buyout value. If we could not sell our house in 90 days, her company would buy the house for that value.
Two years ago when we bought the house it appraised for $203,000. With a fair rate of 1.8% increase in property value in a very good neighborhood and school district our appraisals should of been around $206,600. Our Realtor reports have comparable housing between $205,000-$220,000.
She reported our house at an insulting $196,000, which was $9,000 less than the other appraiser causing our average value to drop $5,000. She literally cost us $5,000.
Unfortunately, there were no reviews online for us to measure this business. Hopefully this review will help someone else in the future to avoid a potential costly mistake.
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was very polite and professional, but numbers never lie.
- Jerred N.
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ABC Senior Solutions

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Appraisal Solutions, inc

2850 Shoreline Trail
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APPRASIAL GROUP

PO BOX 701384
Dallas, TX
Additional address: 14850 quorum dr.

AREAPLEX APPRAISALS

2013 LAMBERT CT
Plano, TX

Armadillo Maintenance and Remodeling

5024 Crystal View Dr #4305
Keller, TX
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ASSOCIATED VALUE SYSTEMS INC

1611 N I HIGHWAY 35 E
Carrollton, TX
Appraisers of machinery and equipment, office furniture and equipment, commercial and...

ASSOCIATED VALUE SYSTEMS INC

P.O. BOX 612
Aubrey, TX
Reasonable rates and quick turnaround.

ASSOCIATED VALUE SYSTEMS, INC.

2825 VALLEY VIEW LN
Dallas, TX
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Assured Appraisal

323 Auburn Way
Coppell, TX
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ATLAS REAL ESTATE SERVICES INC

PO BOX 585
Keller, TX

Attics To Basements Estate Sales

2319 Southwood Dr
Dallas, TX
We conduct professional, proper, authentic estate sales. nothing added to the estate, nothing...

B & B APPRAISALS LLC

3536 BIG HORN TRL
Plano, TX

BAIN & ASSOC

2309 COIT RD
Plano, TX

BART GHORMLEY APPRAISALS

5131 ASHBROOK RD
Dallas, TX
2-3 day turn-around.

BATES MOBILE HOME leveling

Midlothian, TX
Mobile home leveling , accepts any credit cards and debit cards

BGI VALUATION

2800 W PARKER RD
Plano, TX

Bode Appraisals

5204 Seashore Lane
Frisco, TX
Bode appraisals is a leading provider of real estate valuations for the mortgage lending...

BURCHETT & ROBERTS APPRAISERS

1605 L AVE
Plano, TX

CA Real Estate Solutions

3901 Accent Dr.
Dallas, TX
Ca real estate solutions is a full service company providing residential make-ready, cleaning,...

CENTURY21 MIKE BOWMAN, INC.

4101 WILLIAM D TATE AVE
Grapevine, TX
Our business services include tracking marketing results that show you results*online...

D C PHILLIPS & ASSOC

520 CENTRAL PKWY E
Plano, TX

Dallas Real Estate Keller Williams

3131 Turtle Creek Blvd Suite 222
Dallas, TX
Real estate broker / agent in dallas fort worth since 1996!

DAVID COGGINS & ASSOC

4538 Willow Lane
Dallas, TX

DFW Estate Sale and Auction Company

575 S Virginia
Mckinney, TX
Family owned business / team members 10-20 / 100% commission based fee stucture / structured...

Eubanks Appraisals

PO Box 542168
Grand Prairie, TX
Accurate, thorough, timely, and friendly.

Global Home Finance Inc

913 N Mill St
Lewisville, TX
Global home finance inc. requested a doing business as certificate in august of 2007 in denton...

HARPER & STICKLAND INC

2336 HOMESTEAD LN
Plano, TX

HelpUBuy America

106 N Denton Tap
Coppell, TX
We have been representing home buyers since 1995. an exclusive buyer's agency serving home...

Heritage Auctions

3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
The largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. free pricing...

JACKSON CLABORN

5800 W Plano Pkwy Ste 220
Plano, TX

JAMES C MERRILL & ASSOC INC

PO Box 261489
Plano, TX

JOHNSON DEAN RESIDENTIAL

3610 W Pioneer Pkwy Ste 216
Pantego, TX

KENDAL HARTLEY & ASSOC INC

2409 Little Creek Dr
Richardson, TX
Kendal hartley is state certified, member of the appraisal institute, a designated sra member...

Larson Realty Group

3600 Preston Road
Plano, TX
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LIGHT APPRAISAL

PO Box 262273
Plano, TX

LIGHTHOUSE ENGINEERING LLC

323 Shorewood Court
Coppell, TX
Foundation inspections, structural inspections, home inspections with a foundation inspection....

Linda Peterson

4101 William D Tate Ave
Grapevine, TX
Additional address: relocation center: 112, state st, southlake, tx 76093.

Lucy & Ethel Do Estate Sales

Dallas, TX
Additional dba - lucyethelsales.com.

Maverick Junk Removal

2926 Paladium Dr
Grand Prairie, TX
6 employees,no subs. cost is determined by the job. no travel charge. we would love to remove...

MILKES REALTY VALUATION

PO Box 863717
Plano, TX

MLS Ratings -- Realtor Ratings

545 E. John Carpenter Frwy, Ste. 300
Irving, TX
We find the top producing real estate agents for each of our clients is important to us....

MORNINGSTAR DISABILITY ADVOCATES INC

9607 Custer Rd ste 718
Plano, TX
We provide you with the experience you need to have a successful social security disability...

MURPHY APPRAISAL SVC LLC

6717 Darton Dr
Plano, TX

O'CONNOR CONSULTING INC

3817 EVESHAM DR
Plano, TX

Oscar Sanchez (Realtor)

3131 Turtle Creek
Dallas, TX
Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate we will service you with a...

Paramount Appraisal Group

7714 La Cabeza Drive
Dallas, TX
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PAUL BAILEY APPRAISAL CO

8612 TANGLEWOOD DR
Mckinney, TX
Certified real estate appraisals, general certified, ifas designation, sr. member national...

PERTLE REALTY ADVISORS

2601 POLO LN
Plano, TX

PRIZE APPRAISALS

1484 LARCHMONT DR
Plano, TX

RE/MAX Trinity/ Moses Druxman

2600 W. 7th St. Ste. 146
Fort Worth, TX
We are company based on high morals and values that we impress upon our clients and each...

RENT-A-MAN DFW 972-781-9084

Plano, TX
Rent-a-man dfw offers all types of home improvements, handyman services. email us your...

RICHARD BICE & ASSOC

833 WARWICK DR
Plano, TX

RIDGLEY APPRAISAL INC

PO BOX 941765
Plano, TX

RUSSELL D NICKELL

2311 GLEN FOREST LN
Plano, TX

Texas Property Management Group

1910 Pacific Ave Ste 6070
Dallas, TX
Texas property management group was formed in 2004 in dallas texas. with our qualified staff...

The Buyer's Agent Dallas

14918 Grayport Dr
Dallas, TX
We are exclusive buyers agents that save our clients thousands on their purchases, with over...

TL OYLER & ASSOC

5412 W PLANO PKWY
Plano, TX

Turn Key General Contractor, Inc

3005 Bryan St
Dallas, TX
One stop shop construction company; owner robert clark; 35 yrs in the construction industry,...

YORK & YORK

5168 VILLAGE CREEK DR
Plano, TX
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