Get to Know Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS
Rachel has been active in the Ann Arbor real estate market full time since 1984; starting as a real estate agent and then moving into appraisal full time by 1989.
State Certified Residential Appraiser
|Michael and Marilyn A
|It is a great pleasure to recommend Rachel Massey for the appraising of homes. She is a true professional who spends much time studying every aspect of a home, evaluating it for it present value and future possibilities while establishing a realistic value for it. She spent about two and a half hours evaluating our Saline, MI home. Her evaluation includes the taking of many photos for documentary evidence, a careful examination of each room and its features, and a careful measurement of all the rooms. In addition, Rachel is able to recognize the quality of workmanship whether it is the remodeling of a home or an addition to it. She also can recognize a home that has been well cared for and includes that information in her report. My wife and I decided to sell our home but had no idea of what its fair market value would be. We had made improvements to it but we had no idea how these improvements affected its value. So we hired Rachel, an independent witness who had no vested interest in the sale of our home, to determine its current market value. After she completed her appraisal and sent us her report, we contacted a real estate agent and put our home on the market. Our asking price was slightly less than the appraised value established by Rachel. We put the home on the market on a Wednesday, had five (5) showings the next day (Thursday) and accepted an offer on the home on Friday for a price that was the same as Rachel's "appraised" market value. We recommend this approach as an important first step to selling your home because it gives you a realistic value for your home and provides you with information from an independent witness. You have to pay for the service. But in return you have documented information that you can use in establishing a sales price for your home and negotiating its final price. And if you want one of the best contact Rachel Massey.
|My husband and I recently hired Rachel Massey to appraise a home we purchased. We had heard she was highly respected in her field. Ms. Massey was professional, friendly, thorough, detail-oriented, and extremely knowledgeable in her area of expertise. We highly recommend Massey & Associated Valuation Services.