Leah Anderson

Office Manager

Leah Anderson currently serves as Realcorp Inc.’s Office Manager. Leah has over 12 years of experience in customer service, relations management, personnel management, and records management. Having held positions in Nebraska, Texas, and Missouri, Leah brings diverse experience to Realcorp Inc. Leah is well versed in the areas of sales and marketing. She has also acquired considerable experience in payroll and purchasing over the length of her career.

Leah studied at the University of Arkansas and has obtained certifications in the areas of fair labor, public information reporting, records retention, and effective leadership. Leah brings exceptional talent, experience, and knowledge to Realcorp Inc, as she strives to provide an exceptional client experience.

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What is an appraisal?

A home purchase is the largest, single investment most people will ever make. Whether it’s a primary residence, a second vacation home or an investment, the purchase of real property is a complex financial transaction that requires multiple parties to pull it all off.

Most of the people involved are very familiar. The Realtor is the most common face of the transaction. The mortgage company provides the financial capital necessary to fund the transaction. The title company ensures that all aspects of the transaction are completed and that a clear title passes from the seller to the buyer.

So who makes sure the value of the property is in line with the amount being paid? There are too many people exposed in the real estate process to let such a transaction proceed without ensuring that the value of the property is commensurate with the amount being paid.

This is where the appraisal comes in. An appraisal is an unbiased estimate of what a buyer might expect to pay – or a seller receives – for a parcel of real estate, where both buyer and seller are informed parties. To be an informed party, most people turn to a licensed, certified, professional appraiser to provide them with the most accurate estimate of the true value of their property.

Although not required on every appraisal, the appraiser is usually asked to inspect the property.  They will observe such things as bedroom and bathroom locations and note the quality and condition of the property.  The inspection often includes a sketch of the property.

Once the property has been inspected, an appraiser uses up to three approaches to estimate the value of real property.