Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am using video to provide information people seek, make the phone ring and generate business. 

Apr 03, 2020 08:27 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Same here, Andy. They started doing that with us on 3/26 when our stay-at-home order came into play.

I had 3 properties that sold with multiple Offers, raising the price well above list and ALL 3 of them appraised - I got word Monday and Tuesday of this week for all of them!! I'm loving these drive-bys!!

Apr 03, 2020 07:38 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

This would be a State by State issue Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 . I would trust the appraisers I worked with as they are all very "by the book". I know how to do my job... I assume they know how to do theirs.

Apr 03, 2020 06:44 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, drive bys have been available for a while now, my last 2 escrows closed with them in place; so appraisals seem to be coping with COVID-19. Lots of good news.

Apr 03, 2020 07:57 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Common sense, adaptation and experience serves if we let it....

Apr 03, 2020 06:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD


Times have changed since I was a VA appraiser.

Apr 03, 2020 09:29 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Brilliant method to adapt!  Being ahead of the problem is super smart!  It's normal for lenders to ask for re- inspection after or during a disaster- when we had fires in CA or hurricanes in the south the investor wants to see the house is still the same.  Using video instead of physical is a way to make it close, but the lender has an agreement rider with borrower to allow them to return for verified interior photos and measurements when this is calmed down

Apr 03, 2020 08:28 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

VA allowing exterior only? Whoa. 

I'm not the expert in residential 'in real time' but I thought the appraiser needed to confirm all utilities on. How from a moving vehicle?

Apr 03, 2020 08:24 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have heard that as well. I have one VA sale and made sure the appraiser got interior pictures as it is all redone. I also sent a list of updates, upgrades and such as proof of increased value.

Apr 03, 2020 07:31 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We are seeing drive-by appraisals, and even more important now for listing agents to provide all the data for upgrades/updates.

Apr 03, 2020 07:30 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I believe that about 90% of all appraisals can and should be done by using comps just as we do as Realtors.  There is Google Maps as a tools as well.

Apr 03, 2020 10:04 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Excellent suggestion, Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 

Apr 03, 2020 04:41 PM