Maready Associates has been providing professional real estate appraisals to its Coastal Carolina customers for over 30 years. In that time, as you can imagine, we have seen and experienced a lot in the industry. This experience makes puts us in a perfect position to help our clients and prospective clients with any questions they might have. This FAQ page has been setup to address some of the Real Estate Appraisal Questions we get asked the most. If you have a questions that is not answered here already, please contact us and we will help in any way we can!
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An appraisal is an Appraisers professional opinion of the value of a property, supported by objective data, as of a specified date.
An Appraiser provides an objective and unbiased professional opinion on the value of a property.
A comparable is a similar property that have sold in a certain area and are also referred to as “comps”.
An effective date is the date for which the value was established by an appraisal.
There is no need to stress out prior to an Appraiser arriving. The Appraiser is there to calculate the value of the real estate, as long as the appraiser can safely move around the property everything will be fine. If you have pets, you will need to keep them under control. Please inform the Appraiser if you have recently performed renovations, improvements or your property has any known defects. Also please provide the Appraiser with any of the following that you may had available: Copy of your deed; Copy of a tax bill; Any property restrictions and HOA information.
Some appraisals take longer than others, depending on the complexity of your property. The time on site will be enough time for the Appraiser to measure the outside walls, walk through the property, gather information on updates / potential issues, and take photographs. Once that portion of the Appraisal is done the Appraiser will leave the property and continue working on generating a property valuation.
This information will then be matched with their research on comparable property sales, market research, neighborhood trends, any projected repair costs, etc. Most of the time required to generate a professional real estate appraisal is done off site. We are aware deadlines may be present and will do everything within our power to meet those deadlines for you.