It seems like the housing market today is fickle and appraisals are everything! A bad or delayed appraisal can mean the difference of winning or losing on your dream home.😲 We are in studio today with one of our favorite lenders Tara Krieg from AmeriFrist, her CEO Eric Bowlby, and Jay Joseph Owner of JAG Appraisals, to get to the bottom of these appraisal issues we are currently dealing with. We will also cover some amazing programs that AmeriFirst is offering sellers and buyers to be more competitive in today’s market.🏡 Tune in to find out about our current market & so much more!🙌
Listen & Learn:
2:00 – Rebecca Intros Tara & Eric
6:50 – AmeriFirst home trade-in program
9:00 – Example of IBuyer vs Traditional Listing
11:30 – Other home buying programs AmeriFirst offers
16:50 – What Rebecca & Tara are seeing w/the housing market
18:13 – Is buyer demand starting to soften?
21:00 – Renting in the current market
23:00 – Where rates are today vs 40 years ago
25:30 – Jay Joseph Intro
27:30 – Rebecca’s story of recent appraisal issues
30:40 – Who is policing appraisers?
32:00 – Jay’s stats on appraiser & appraisals
34:00 – What it takes to become an appraiser
40:30 – How are appraisals effecting lenders & their clients
45:00 – IBuyers & Eric’s last thoughts
47:30 – Rebecca & Tara’s final thoughts on the current market
Tara Krieg – Senior Loan Officer at AmeriFirst Financial: Licensed to provide mortgages and loan programs for homeowners and buyers within Arizona, she has over 12 years’ experience in all aspects of real estate finance, real estate investing, mortgage planning, and business planning. Her specialties include loan origination, credit education, mortgage related financial consulting and planning, and personal coaching of Junior Loan Officers.
Eric Bowlby – Chief Executive Officer at AmeriFirst Financial
Jay Josephs – Owner of Josephs Appraisal Group & JAG Educational Systems: Jay Josephs is the Founder and President of Josephs Appraisal Group and has been appraising homes for nearly 20 years. Jay is also a state certified real estate instructor and has been certified for expert witness testimony. Jay is a Certified Residential Appraiser, Valuation of Green Sustainable Buildings Certified and is a licensed real estate broker in Arizona as well.