Ryan Lundquist is a certified appraiser in the Sacramento area and a GREAT connection as he runs the Top Appraisal Blog in the United States. Despite technical difficulties, we finally had a successful recording and I’m so glad we did! Having a relationship with an appraiser that you can turn to for advice and trust as an unbiased party that will support the value of a property first, can make a huge difference in your business! There is value in trusting the numbers and letting them support your opinions when discussing price value with your clients. Ryan shares how you can go about achieving that goal and the steps you should take to estimate property value accurately and efficiently.
It is so valuable when you let the market speak for itself because no matter what season we are in or where the numbers fall, they will never lie. You gain a certain level of confidence with your own production, as well as your client’s trust, when you supply them with the comps and numbers to support your opinions.
There is no such thing as a five minute comp and I’m grateful to Ryan for sharing way more than five minutes worth of valuable nuggets with us! It is easy to view appraisers as biased when they are hired by the buyer and paid by the bank, so it’s important to have the right one in your corner working for the property first as a neutral party. Learn everything you need to know about market value, range of property values, and letting the market speak for itself from the expert himself.
Here are some of the key takeaways you get from this episode.
- The Importance of Painting the Story of Value
- How to Let the Market Speak for Itself
- When to Let the Numbers Serve You
- How to Explain the Seasonal Market to Clients