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I finally did the hardest thing I have ever had to do - a video for real estate!
Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday!  I hope this day found you with your family and friends which are much more important than our work, aren't they?  Then, of course, we have the upcoming NEW YEAR.   What will it bring?   There are so many changes in the market, e...
  Well, the past two weeks have really been eventful.   Just when I thought I had experienced about every housing type out there, I recently received new information I feel compelled to pass along.   I have done appraisals on several hybrids, (manufactured housing with stick built additions), and...
This past Friday, I had the opportunity to attend Mr. Richard Hagar's class.  Mr. Hagar has decades of real estate experience and is now using his knowledge to instruct the lending industry, agents, prosecutors, investigators, and state agencies.  He consults with the Assistant Attorneys General,...
As you've likely discovered, selling your home yourself and not using a realtor is hard work.  Let me tell you how I can help you sell it faster and for the right price.A professional appraisal can shorten your time-to-sale and make sale negotiations easier.  It can give credibility to your askin...
     According to Fannie Mae (FNMA) which can be found at Internet site:  (www.efanniemae.com(, the following applies to appraisers.  "It is expected that the appraiser will utilize generally accepted appraisal standards and the appraisal report forms which require the appraiser to research, anal...
Every year, countless people in the United States buy, sell, or refinance their own slice of the American Dream.  Most, if not all, of these transactions include a simple line item for an appraisal.  It has become an understood and accepted part of a real estate transaction.  "Let's bring in the ...
An appraisal as part of your overall marketing strategy will give the ultimate credibility to your asking price.  You'll have fewer hassles with offers and counter-offers.  Plus, you won't be selling yourself short on unique properties without an accurate and current appraisal.It's your best line...
As an attorney handling a divorce or asset division, you need solid defensible documentation that provides an accurate determination of a property's value in order to provide an equitable solution to all the parties. 
Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent (which is what I always suggest), a professional appraisal can help you or your clients make a better educated decision when determining your selling price.  This is because the appraiser has no vested i...
Well, after 4 1/2 years with one appraisal company..........I have finally went out on my own!  But there is soooo much to do! ....Purchase software......notify clients of the change.........but everything will be fine as long as I stay TRUE to my ethics and professionalism, right?  You know what...

Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI

Northern Arizona Real Estate
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