In The Weeds
Do You Value Solar Panels?
Is solar worth it? Have you appraised enough homes with solar to know? What if you’re not sure if you’re giving the solar panels an accurate appraisal value? There might have been a time when a basic understanding of including solar value into a home’s appraisal value was enough, but not anymore. The increasing amount of solar panels on homes requires that appraisers know how to value these investments properly.
Exterior Only Appraisals & Temporary Flexibilities
Fannie Mae’s Announcement
Who could have predicted what the first part of 2020 would hold!? These are unexpected times that have taken us all by surprise! Everyone, including appraisers, has made adjustments to their daily life. The appraisal process has become part of those adjustments, although the changes will be temporary.
With the uncertainty about the spread of COVID-19, like you, we are concerned about the well-being of our employees, their families, our customers, and the world community. With different sources of news and different perspectives, it can be hard to know who and what you can trust. We want to offer some assurance for you about DataMaster.
As Easy As Possible!
We’re determined to make appraisers’ lives as easy as possible! With access to public record data, back-end MLS data, many amazing features, and helpful customer support, it’s no wonder that we’re the most popular data management software for real estate appraisers in the US!
Is the customer always right? This is an age-old question, one which some would say has a clear, easy answer (“YES!”), while others would argue that the answer is not always an easy one (“Not always!”). Let’s look at examples for each side of customer service and you can decide where you stand on the issue.
So you’re an appraiser now and you’re doing what it takes to get your name in with the local lenders, established local appraisers, and AMCs. Is there anything else that you can do to get your appraisal schedule full?