Appraisals Archive

UPDATED: Online Home Value Estimates Are NOT Appraisals

This blog was originally published on June 29, 2017.  It has since been updated to reflect new data. Consumers who are seriously in the home buying and home selling market should be mindful of a variety of competing home...

Fewer Contract Settlement Delays Related to Appraisal Issues

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, the survey asks “Think of your most recent sales contract in the past 3 months that was either closed or terminated. Please explain how the deal concluded.” The responses indicate that more contracts...

A Breakdown of NAR Commercial Members’ Income

Half of all members are brokers (47 percent) and a third are sales agents (30 percent). The median gross income for brokers in 2016 was $154,900 compared to sales agents at $81,300. The median annual gross income for all...
September 1, 2017

The Future of Appraisal: It’s Not Simple

Reports of delayed appraisals and rising appraisal costs flourished in 2016. In this article, we try to shed light on potential paths the industry might take moving forward given trends in demographics, training, and automation. This analysis suggests that...

REALTORS® Reported More Contracts Were Settled on Time from January—March 2017 Compared to Past Years

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the past three months, think of your most recent sales contract that was either settled/closed or terminated. Please explain how the deal concluded (settled, delayed,...