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Wed 18

Too Low or Too High: What to Do When Your Home Appraisal Isn’t What You Expected

Home appraisal process

Home appraisals can be stressful for buyers and sellers alike, especially when an appraisal comes back higher or lower than expected. Learn how to be prepared for unexpected appraisal results.

Home values have been steadily increasing across Arkansas and the rest of the country for the last few years, making now a great time to consider selling. However, selling a home can be quite complex and involves more than simply listing your home and closing on a sale. The appraisal is one of the most important aspects of a home sale; it estimates the value of your home, and is a requirement among most mortgage lenders today. As a seller, you should always be prepared for the possibility that your appraisal will come in either higher or lower than the agreed-upon sale price of your home.

Thu 29

Commercial Property Value Trends You Can Expect in 2017

Commercial Property Trends to expect in 2017

Job growth and a higher demand for multi-family housing are expected to spur property value growth for commercial real estate during the coming year.

2016 saw gains in the profitability of commercial real estate across the United States, a trend many experts attributed to a rebounding economy. Many Arkansas investors were pleased with the increase in commercial property values, and they will be relieved to know that this trend is expected to continue in 2017. The following factors explain why commercial real estate appraisals are likely to bring good news to Arkansas property owners in the coming months.

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.”