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Fri 20

The 3 Methods for Appraising Commercial Real Estate Value

A commercial property appraiser explains commercial appraisal methods.

The type of commercial appraisal method used to evaluate your property depends on the circumstances, location, and earning potential.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a piece of commercial property, you will need to have a commercial property appraisal done at some point before closing. In today’s market, lenders typically require an appraisal prior to signing off on a mortgage or other real estate loan. Lenders want assurances that the value of the property they are financing at least meets the terms of the loan. Understanding the three most common commercial appraisal methods will allow you to take a more active role in the process.

Mon 25

Tips on Preparing for Your Home Appraisal

home appraisal tips, how to prepare for a home appraisal
Looking to sell your home? Take these steps to ensure you will get the most fair and accurate appraisal for your home.

The purpose of a home appraisal is to make sure the value of your home is at least equal to the total amount that will need to be financed by a future buyer. The prospect of an impending real estate appraisal may seem a bit daunting, but by learning how to prepare for a home appraisal, you can calm your nerves and make sure your home is ready. These are some home appraisal tips you’ll want to keep in mind in the days leading up to your appraisal.

Ferstl Endorsements:

“In the 20 years I have been practicing law and using expert testimony, I have never written a thank you letter to one of my expert witnesses. However, in this case I wanted to express to you how grateful I am for your outstanding appraisal, trial testimony, and help in preparing for this trial against the City of Little Rock.


At trial on direct examination your knowledge of the subject matter as well as your confidence in your testimony was obviously the reason the jury completely ignored the expert’s appraisal for the City and awarded my client the damages to which you testified he was entitled.”