I did have an appraisal about a year ago and the guy they sent came from Virginia and seemed to not be having a good day and actually seemed rude .
I could have appraised myself by doing com parables too and saved $500 bucks .
All the foreclosures , bank low selling or short selling a couple blocks away , are gone and the neighbor looks great again .
Three years ago across the street and on the other end of our townhouses they sold for about 30k more then tax assessor said we at .then ( 305k )
So we were surprised for sure with appraisal last year .
Values heading back to up again it seems ( about time )
We do not want to sell , we love it here in Whittier .
We did see a townhome across the street a few houses sell and it wasn't an end unit so maybe the comparable stuff will look better now .
Mostly people are renting out their homes and just not selling now , so it is hard to see "comparables " if no one sells .
The tax assessment was about 305k a couple years ago but all this crazy market stuff has driven prices down ( although the tax rates have not gone down ! )
Did you have any other ideas on how they might come up with a value for your property?
Cathy Chapman, Broker
Signature Home Sales, LLC
Often though - they are not making what is being charged. They may have to split the fee with the owner of the company - or - they are being paid a much lower flat fee by an appraisal management company.
I have some good appraisers that I am happy to pass along to you for Frederick, MD.
Shoot me an e-mail.
Associate Broker - 28 Years
Licensed in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.