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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.
Real Estate: Local Influences with Global Consequences On March 18 I had the great pleasure of attending a day long training session presented by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Americas.  The training session was e...
Help for the Weary First Time Homebuyer: Geography Can Be Fun In an effort to assist first time homebuyers and real estate professionals searching for information in Prince William County the City of Manassas Park (Virginia) Office of the City Assessor has developed a guide for locating real est...
These top five real estate education and training websites can help in advancing your present career as a real estate profession or add additional services for added value to your clients.  According to a recent search of Alexa Top Sites here are the top 5 websites for real estate education and ...
It's easy to get overwhelmed with the idea of appealing your property assessment.  You're probably venturing into unknown territory where acronyms, methods, and terms, are strange and often intimidating.  You'll do much better and learn more in the process (and hopefully be successful) if you fo...
Several times each day appraisers, assessors, bankers, real estate brokers and agents, and settlement agents search the Internet to find real estate assessment information.  Since August of 2008 finding assessment information in Northern Virginia on the Internet became much easier to access than...
Looking for real estate appraisal resources to make your job easier or assist a client?  Or maybe you are considering pursuing a career as a real estate appraiser and want to know more about this interesting field.  According to a recent search of Alexa Top Sites here are the top 5 websites for r...
One of the books that I suggest for property assessors who are managers is Bill Jensen's "The Simplicity Survival Handbook: 32 Ways to Do Less and Accomplish More."  Under the topic of how to fix leadership development Jensen lists ten essentials for simpler companies that develop leaders who can...
As real estate professionals we are expected to keep current on important real estate activities and trends that affect our markets.  Although monitoring the real estate market has always taken effort, with today's ever-changing market and conditions requiring us to do more, we need reliable reso...
Property owners or tax agents challenging assessments to the appeal board (sometimes known as Board of Assessors, Board of Equalization, or Board of Review) commonly make mistakes or errors in preparing their submission forms.  Here are 12 common mistakes and how to avoid them.
Further Define Your Specialization in Local Real Estate  Real estate professionals can assist exisitng and potential clients by knowing basics of local property assessments and taxes.  Take advance of notices sent out by local assessors and tax collectors serveral times each year.  Become the go-...

Richard L. Sanderson

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