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Real Estate Appraiser - Richard L. Sanderson Consulting - AAS #239
Bringing a local government, local property assessment/valuation perspective to the real estate community.
If you have read any of the advice and suggestions given for good article and blog writer or the so-called secrets of successful social networking one key method should be resounding loudly in your head: good content. The two things I'm going to suggest that you concentrate on in order to improv...
Know the Real Consequences of Delaying Completion of Your Dream Home During my 30-plus years as a real estate assessor I have often heard home owners comment that they have not finished their home construction or remodeling project because they wouldn't get a full assessment if they left it unfi...
Basic Property Assessment Terms for Real Estate Professionals Each profession has a terminology associated with the cyclical routines they perform.  I believe that one of our goals as real estate valuation specialists should be to reduce the amount of jargon we use, either in our speech or writt...
How to Streamline the Search for Your First Home If you are thinking of buying a home your biggest problem may be that you'll have too much information.  Too much information can lead to the inability to take action.  With both home prices and mortgage interest rates low, you'll need to move swi...
Go International in Scope with a Career in Property Assessment Administration International Property Tax Institute Like many professions a career in property assessment administration has global possibilities.  The International Property Tax Institute (IPTI) recognizes this fact and helps to pro...
One Suggestion That Can Guide You Throughout the Year Some people manage exceptionally well without a written plan of action.  Sadly, I'm not one of them.  If you're like me, a Calendar of Events and Activities might be just the thing you need to help you remember important deadlines and work ta...
Where Do Investors Go for Commercial Real Estate? Many homebuyers use real estate websites to search for homes before contacting a real estate professional.  But what about buyers of commercial real estate?  Some of the same reasons that homebuyers search the Internet also attracts commercial pr...
Working with Your Local Real Estate Assessor Any Time of Year An occasional series that addresses the need for local real estate assessors to collaborate with other real estate professionals with the end desire to assist property owners in the community. Missed your opportunity to appeal your pr...
Help With Residential Architectural Styles Agents, appraisers, assessors, and many other real estate professionals struggle with architectural styles.  Listed below are three sources for determining architectural styles for residential homes in the United States.    The first two are books that ...
Myth:  I'm not appealing my property assessment because they require that I demonstrate how my home's assessment compares with comparable properties and no other homes are like mine. Myth Buster: Even if you have a one-of-a-kind home, there are others in the vicinity that are similar to yours fo...

Richard L. Sanderson

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