Columbus Ohio real estate

A Lender’s Appraisal Does Not Care About Your Upgrades

 

This is from Tony Grego next door in Indiana... a loan officer.

I remember a class where a Central Ohio lender said "The appraiser does not care about your granite counter tops...." I about fell off my chair.   Of course the buyer is buying your house because of your granite counter tops.

Thanks to Tony for allowing his post to be Re-Blogged.

 

Do you feel that pricing a home is a little like throwing darts these days? Sometimes you hit, most times you miss?

At the end of the day Realtors have a next to impossible job trying to help clients price their home. I don't think I ever met anyone that wants to lose money but most homes we price today should reflect a lower price than a few years ago. Now I'm on the mortgage side of things but I hear the same things. My house is worth XXX,XXX due to:

"I have nicer landscaping."

"I just replaced the carpets."

"I just repainted the walls."

"I just had the bathroom toilet fixed."

"I had my furnace replaced last year."

Realtors work very hard with comparables, pictures and stats to help support the price. I'm not saying that these upgrades are not important. They just don't really add value. They add eye and curb appeal to help a potential client say yes to the listing.

What goes into a Lender's Appraisal?

For Fannie Mae, Click here

For Freddie Mac, Click here

For FHA, Click here

Most homes are financed. So these appraisal standards are important when you price. Remember we are in a Lender's Market. Nothing will turn a buyer off more than working hard on a price agreement only to find out the appraisal comes in short. So to best serve our clients remember that most of the weight for your pricing strategy must be Lender comps.

 

At your service,
Tony Grego
Senior Mortgage Banker  American Bank - Indianapolis, IN Branch
www.getmyratequote.com
www.tonygrego.com to learn more about me

317-348-0280 direct line
317-536-3754 fax
"Bankers with vision, helping people with dreams!"

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen McCabe • February 25 2010 08:21AM

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