Using Firefox with HAR MLS

Like any industry, Realtors and appraisers in the Houston area that primarily utilize HAR.com for all their MLS data are somewhat limited to how they can view this data. Until now, Internet Explorer was the only web browser that would properly navigate the MLS system. Having an IT background, I’m not a fan of IE at ALL. It has always been a huge target for hackers, crackers and other nefarious individuals that just love to wreak havoc onto anything Microsoft. Read more →

How to Quickly Find Lot Sizes In Fort Bend County

This is a trick I learned a few years ago and was a necessity for performing real estate appraisals in the Fort Bend County area. Many of you may have noticed that when going to FBCAD.org most of the property data sheets do not display the actual lot size or acreage of the site. In turn, the Stewart Title tax sheets do not have this information either. This leads to many Realtors leaving the “Lot Size” section of an MLS listing blank. Here’s the solution: Read more →

Photos Houston Area Realtors Should Also Include on MLS!

As real estate appraisers we rely heavily on our data sources to assist us in performing our research. On of these sources are Realtors and their entries in our local MLS systems. I find it interesting that so many MLS on HAR.comlistings are missing not only key information about the home or property, but good PHOTOS! These pictures act not only as your tools for showing off the property online to potential buyers but they also assist us in grading the interior quality of the home along with any amenities that can not be seen from the road.

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I was unsure what the after repair value would be on this house. You provided a quick and thorough appraisal service, helping us get the home listed that weekend.- David Keys - Keymark Investments
The report you provided was helpful and showed you had a good knowledge of the Houston area. Thank you for your prompt and courteous service.- Mark W. - Estate Value
You provided exactly what I was looking for, a no nonsense approach to this industry. Thank you very much your promptness and honesty. - Nathan McMartin - Nation's Banker Mtg.
Thank you for your appraisal. The end result was just over 100K in assessed value reduction. The appraiser noted that the professional appraisal from you was a big help for me.- Mike S. - Tax Appeal
Wow!!!!! You stayed up late last night! This is a great appraisal. Thanks so much. We will definitely recommend you in the future.- Gloria G. - Listing Appraisal

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