Common Questions

What is the Difference between Real Estate Appraisers and Home Inspectors?

Home Inspector - Home Inspectors develop a recap or snapshot of the condition of the property mainly for buyers purchasing a home, but it is not limited to just buyers. Other users might be sellers, mortgage underwriting, banks, and contractors.

Real Estate Appraiser -  Real estate appraisers develop an opinion of value for the subject property for various reasons including mortgage underwriting. Some examples of this are: buyers purchasing a home, owners refinancing a home, and clients who are building a home. Other non traditional uses for an appraisal include valuation for insurance companies, helping sellers arrive at a market value to list their home, estate planning, and tax appeals.