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Your appraiser is likely to be influenced by any signs – big or small – that a property has not been well maintained. Be sure to make a good first impression with the following tips:

Take the time before the appraisal is scheduled to complete basic repairs such as making paint touch-ups, fixing that running toilet, repairing any obvious cosmetic defects, and cleaning up the clutter. And while you're at it, make sure the exterior of your home is free of clutter, and spruce up the entry for great curb appeal. This will show that you’ve put time and effort into maintaining your home, and is a good indicator of its overall condition. It’s almost always well worth spending a few hundred dollars up front to take care of easily fixable problems.

Contact me any time to discuss the next appraisal of your home no matter what the reason, even if you're just curious as to the current market value!

Posted by Jennifer Carpenter on January 23rd, 2019 2:40 AMLeave a Comment

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September 7th, 2018 8:46 AM

Has your attorney asked you to obtain an appraisal of your home as part of your divorce settlement? Some settlements involve one party buying out the other to remain in the home. Other times the home is sold and equity is divided. Whatever your situation is, you want to make sure all parties involved have an accurate idea of the market value of your home in an effort to fairly distribute assets. Rest assured, we know how to handle the sensitive needs of a divorce situation. When you order an appraisal from us, you will get the best in professional service, courtesy, and the highest quality appraisal. Part of the appraisal process involves the appraiser conducting an interior inspection of your home and taking photos. We will work with you to set up a convenient time for your appraisal appointment. Call now to discuss and answer any questions you may have.

The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.


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January 10th, 2018 3:01 AM

How much is an appraisal? You can expect to be quoted a fee of $300 to $350 at a minimum. The scope of work involved for your report will determine my fee quote. The fee is based on several factors, but not on the value of the property. As a professional appraiser in South Florida since 1998, I have completed thousands of appraisals. Our market is constantly changing, every neighborhood is different, and every home is different. Extensive research is key in this profession.

Oftentimes I will have a good idea of what your fee will be within minutes of my initial online research of your home and the market area.

Please contact me for a FREE fee quote for your next appraisal report. Thank you, and remember to visit my Facebook page and like it if you do!


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April 5th, 2017 8:51 AM

What is your home worth today?  Housing predictions you read about are often on a national level.  It's good to remember that real estate values are local, and national predictions may not be what is going on in your specific market.  If you want a better idea of your home's current value, hire a local real estate appraiser. 

Keep in mind:  updated kitchens, bathrooms, and flooring will probably add value in most markets, but not always.  Every market is different at any given time.  A good appraiser will analyze market trends to help determine your home's current market value.  If you want to know what your home is worth today, contact me for a professional appraisal report backed by several years of experience.  Jennifer's Appraisals, Inc. - your local Broward County appraiser!


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February 1st, 2017 11:30 AM
Each year, thousands of people in Florida purchase, sell or refinance their home. A lot of these transactions contain a simple line item for an appraisal. Even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation processes that might appear to be more economical than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are very high.

You might assume that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are additional instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be helpful such as:  Divorce settlement, Estate liquidation, County tax dispute, PMI removal, or determining what price to list your home for sale. Contact me now to discuss your situation in a private, confidential manner.  If you need a professional appraisal report for your property in Broward County, I am here to help you!

Posted by Jennifer Carpenter on February 1st, 2017 11:30 AMLeave a Comment

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