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Wed 19

Buying Your First Home: How to Appraise an Appraisal

Educate yourself on home appraisal before purchasing your first home.

Education is one of the first steps of buying your first home in Arkansas. As you brush up on home buying tips, learn how to read an appraisal and gain detailed insights into a house’s value.

An appraisal is a crucial part of the process when buying your first home because it offers expert insight into what a house is worth. Receiving this report from an appraiser who knows how to evaluate a house’s value allows you and your mortgage lender to determine how much money you need to borrow.

Understanding how to read an appraisal and interpret its results is one of the most overlooked home buying tips; it can mean the difference between a sound real estate investment and a sale that falls through. The following points will help you appraise an appraisal and decide whether to turn a house into your first Arkansas home.

Fri 23

An Appraiser’s 5 Tips on Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Follow these 5 tips for investing in commerical real estate.

Appraisers are expert authorities on property values, which gives them unique insight into commercial real estate investing.

Commercial real estate investing can lead to sizable returns through long-lasting tenant agreements. The success of your investment hinges on being able to assess the value of a property accurately, something Ferstl Valuation Services has been doing since 1967.

Before you pick up your phone to schedule a virtual tour of a promising piece of commercial real estate, consider the following five tips from Arkansas’ largest full-service appraisal firm.

Ferstl Endorsements:

“Please accept my thanks for the brilliant assistance you gave on relatively short notice. Your ability to testify concerning an analysis of the two appraisals, particularly pointing out the serious flaws in the landowners’ appraisal, was the turning point of the trial.


Giving understandable answers in layman’s terms is an extraordinary talent that many expert witnesses do not have. In short, you were believable and that is what makes an expert witness a real expert witness.”