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Mary has served the Community in which she lives and works for many years. She volunteered at the Hall County Animal shelter taking photos of the dogs and cats to assist in adoption. She has also served for 7 years on the Hall County Board of Realtors Executive Board as their Technology Chairman.
Mary received many honors including Affiilate Workshorse Award from the Board of Realtors for 3 years, Technology Chairman Award. Here is the write up from the Board on her most recent Award as Affiliate Workhorse
BUYERS BEWARE! FANNIE MAE, IN AN EFFORT TO STREAMLINE THE APPRAISAL PROCESS AND SUPPOSEDLY SAVE BUYERS MONEY AT CLOSING ARE USING ALTERNATIVE "HYBRID" VALUATION METHODS OR NO VALUATION AT ALL ON THE HOME YOU WANT TO BUY. THEY MAY ONLY REQUIRE A PROPERTY DATA COLLECTION REPORT! While Fannie Mae may be fine with no appraisal for their risk underwriting purposes are YOU okay with not ever knowing if you are OVERPAYING for your home? I would hope not considering you are paying maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars on your home. Even if you are paying $90,000 this is YOUR largest investment. ASK YOUR LENDER IF YOU ARE GETTING A FULL APPRAISAL FOR THE CLOSING COSTS YOU ARE PAYING AND IF YOU ARE NOT EITHER REQUIRE IT OR GET YOUR OWN! YOU CAN CONTACT ANY APPRAISER AND ASK THEM FOR YOUR OWN APPRAISAL. TRUST ME THE COST OF THE REPORT WHICH WOULD RUN AROUND $400,00 ON AVERAGE IS WORTH YOUR PEACE OF MIND KNOWING IF YOU ARE GETTING A DEAL, OVER PAYING OR PAYING RIGHT AT MARKET FOR YOUR HOME. NOT ONLY THAT YOU GET PROPER SQUARE FOOTAGE INFORMATION AS A FLOOR PLAN IS PART OF THE REPORT! Do not let Fannie Mae make monetary decisions for YOU! Take matters into your own hands and get your own appraisal report!
Lanier Appraisal Service has 25 years of appraisal experience in this area and on the Lake. If you are looking for a Lake Lanier Appraiser, you have come to the right place. We also specialize in Pre-Listing and Pre-Sale Appraisals for ALL Single Family Homes on or off the Lake. Make sure you price your home IN the market, not just ON the market and get an appraisal before you put that sign in your yard. For Cash Buyers, protect your investment and get an appraisal, then make the contract contingent upon getting your own appraisal.
We also conduct Relocation, Estate Planning & Tax Appeal Appraisals, plus ALL Single Family Home Appraisals.
Mary Thompson named as one of The Top 10 Appraiser Power Bloggers Nationwide.
Our Specialties & Experience Include:
Lake Lanier, Private Party Appraisals (Pre-Listing & Sale Appraisals). We work with Buyers and Sellers regularly who order their own appraisals for peace of mind before placing their home on the market or before placing an offer on a home. Pre-Listing or Listing Appraisals are worth their weight in Gold and should be included as part of the Home Selling Preparation Process.
A Pre-Listing Appraisal is just as important as updating your home with new paint, carpet, appliances, etc. before you put it on the market. The best money you can spend is for a pre-listing appraisal as you can use it for setting a realistic listing price, negotiations when an offer comes in and it can also be given to the bank Appraiser when they come calling.
Lanier Appraisal Service is Number 1 Real Estate Appraiser in the State of Georgia on Active Rain. www.activerain.com Number 2 Female Appraiser in the Entire Country. Almost 2,500 Appraisers have a blog on Active Rain and almost 165,000 Realtors have blogs on this very large Real Estate Related Blogging Website.
Honored to receive the Hall County Board of Realtors Affiliate Workhorse Award ( 2 years in a row), plus the Committee Chairman Award (Technology) for developing the Board's website, smart phone APP and bringing them on board with Social Media Sites and Pay Pal. Thanks guys! www.hallbor.com
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"Mary is well known by many of the top Lake Lanier Realtors and they can tell you that Mary knows the Lake!"
Teresa Smith, Arthur Prescott, Kim Waters, Sheila Davis, Patsy Bailey, Norman Moolenaar to name a few.
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