Programs by Kim

Understanding the Realtor's Role in the Appraisal Process

The appraisal process can get confusing, and you may have several questions. Some of these questions may include wondering whether you can talk to the appraiser, or meet them at the property for the inspection, more commonly referred to as the observation. Are you allowed to provide the appraiser with sales or anything else? You may also not fully understand what a comparable sale is or why it is important, or who exactly the appraisal is for. Other important information is knowing how to assist the appraiser and your customer by appropriately managing the utilities during an appraisal, or if you should send the contract to the appraiser. You or your customer may wonder if the appraisal really only takes 30 minutes, if you get a copy of the appraisal, or who talks to whom if the value is disagreed upon. You can better serve your clients if you know if an appraisal is an inspection, if the taxable value is the same as the current market value, if the square footage on county records is correct, or the important aspects of FHA appraisals. This class can give you the answers to such questions, among others!


Demystifying the Appraisal Process-3 hours CE 
(developed by Appraiser Pat Reass)

 This program is educates today’s real estate consumer on the appraisal process, through the Realtor. With so many short sales and foreclosures, today’s appraisal values (and consumer tempers) can be all over the place. Consumers want to make sure they are getting ‘a good deal’ and may sometimes feel that they should be paying less than a listed price, or wonder why their ‘low ball’ offer on the short sale wasn’t accepted. This course provides the Realtor with the insight and expertise to work with their customer in understanding a home’s appraised value in today’s market.