Portland Area Real Estate Appraisal Discussion

Portland Appraiser on Real Estate Today
December 24th, 2014 11:37 AM

I hope that all of my readers are enjoying a relaxing Christmas holiday.  For those of you who missed it, last Friday I was honored as a guest on 93.9 KPDQ Real Estate Today with Gloria Hahn.  The following is a recording of the live show, without commercials.  (It is entertaining, a great way to get to know me, and easy to listen to while you work.)

The topics that we discussed on the show included the following:

  1. How did I get into appraising?

  2. What is the job of a real estate appraiser?

  3. When might a homeowner need an appraisal?

  4. What is market value?

  5. How long is an appraisal good for?

  6. Is Zillow an appraisal?

  7. Why should you get an appraisal before you sell your home?

  8. How can homeowners increase the appraised value of their homes?

  9. What should homeowners do before an appraisal?

  10. What should homeowners avoid when working with an appraiser?

  11. What should you do if your appraisal comes in low?

  12. How do appraisers make adjustments?

  13. Are all appraisers the same?

  14. How do you select an appraiser?

I plan to post a transcript of the show and link it here as soon as it is available.

Did I leave anything out or do you want to join in the conversation?  Let me know in the comments below.

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I look forward to listening to this while I work Gary. I think it is great that appraisers are getting out into the public and educating them through different types of media. The more the general public knows, in addition to real estate agents, the more they will understand what and why we do things, which can cut down on complaints. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Tom Horn on December 24th, 2014 11:44 AM
Thank you Tom. I'm excited for you to hear it. It is an honor to have someone so respected in the appraisal industry following my blog.

Posted by Gary Kristensen on December 24th, 2014 11:51 AM
Hey Gary. I've been out of town for two weeks. I'm really looking forward to listening to your interview now that I'm back in action. Happy New Year!

Posted by Ryan Lundquist on January 5th, 2015 8:34 AM
Thanks Ryan. You're definitely the king of appraiser radio show interviews.

Posted by Gary Kristensen on January 5th, 2015 9:01 AM
Great interview that touched in many good points, good job from the Portland Appraiser.

Posted by John Tsiaousis on January 22nd, 2015 3:31 PM
Thank you John for listening to my interview.

Posted by Gary Kristensen on January 22nd, 2015 3:37 PM


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