Jennifer Carpenter is a certified residential real estate appraiser in the state of Florida and has been in the appraisal business since 1998. She worked her way up from an apprenticeship with a veteran appraiser located in the Fort Lauderdale area, then spent a few years working with an appraisal firm located in Miami Lakes. Over time, she obtained her certification status, developed her own client base, and opened for business in January 2003 as an independent appraiser. She has completed thousands of real estate appraisals in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami Dade counties over the years, and currently focuses her business on Broward County.
Client Testimonial "We recently needed an appraisal for our rental property to negotiate the sale price with our buyer. Jennifer was able to meet with us the very next day to walk through the property. She came on time, prepared and had already researched sales of other units in the development, square footage comparisons, amenities, etc. She was very professional, asked detailed questions and returned the completed report later that same day! The appraisal information helped us validate our asking price to sell our property. And...her fee for services is very reasonable!" -Kathleen Ivanov (September, 2018)
You can check the status of Jennifer's license (number RD3554), or any other appraiser's license at this link. Jennifer keeps well informed of her industry by completing mandatory continuing education courses every two years. Additionally, she believes that ongoing education is a crucial part of keeping up with the changes. Therefore she attends relevant seminars and training to supplement the required coursework throughout the year.
Her years of experience includes appraisals of single family homes, townhouses, condominiums, and small income properties with values ranging from less than $100,000 to over $1,000,000.
Her clients have included homeowners, potential buyers, sellers, attorneys, banks, and other lending institutions. There are a variety of reasons her clients have obtained appraisals outside of obtaining a mortgage such as assistance in divorce settlements, estate settlements, PMI removal, investment feasibility, and confirming offer prices on their properties.
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