Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

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Jan 3, 2017

In this episode, Leigh interviews Brady Sanford from Rockhill, South Carolina. Brady shares how he manages to be both in the appraisal and brokerage world and how choosing his line of work catered to his strengths. Also, Brady shares a key strategy that sellers and listing agents can use to get the most value out of their property when it comes to an appraisal.   

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Time Stamped Show Notes: 

  • 00:21 – Introduction for today’s episode 
  • 00:33 – Leigh introduces Brady 
  • 00:52 – Brady is an apprentice appraiser and realtor and is from Rockhill, South Carolina 
  • 01:20 – Leigh mentions that South Carolina is a great place for relocation 
  • 01:31 – It was intimidating and interesting for Brady to work as an appraiser at his age 
  • 02:13 – Brady shares his expectations in the appraisal world 
  • 02:35 – Appraising actually takes longer than what Brady expected 
  • 03:00 – Brady shares the advantages of how licensing is set up 
  • 03:25 – In appraisal, Brady had to work with a supervisor 
  • 03:50 – Brady shares a 3,400 sq. ft. house with 2 bedrooms 
  • 04:18 – The owners built it on their own land with swimming pool 
  • 04:52 – Brady shares the process of appraisal and what his supervisor does 
  • 05:40 – It was difficult for Brady to find someone who will take him as an apprentice 
  • 05:51 – Brady has been in the business for a few months now 
  • 06:25 – Appraisal appeals more to Brady, as he’s good with numbers 
  • 07:05 – Brady got advice to get into a brokerage, because it is more profitable 
  • 07:21 – Brady has more advantages in his field 
  • 07:39 – Brady doesn’t want to be an appraiser forever, but he wants to have patience 
  • 08:12 – Brady shares his experience with a realtor 
  • 08:45 – It was difficult for Brady to appraise a property in a neighborhood that was obviously increasing in value very quickly 
  • 09:15 – Brady shares what the consumers and realtors don’t realize—listing agents can provide supporting documentation to get the value they want out of the property 
  • 09:50 – As an appraiser, Brady wants supporting documentation for houses that are fairly similar to the house in question 
  • 12:00 – Brady can be reached at 803-318-5473 and by email
  • 12:57 – Tweet Leigh Brown with your very own crazy story in real estate  

3 Key Points 

  1. Do something you really love and in an area that you are highly skilled.  
  2. Appraisal and brokerage go hand in hand – it is absolutely an advantage to be in both. 
  3. Supporting documentation that is similar to a house makes an appraiser’s life easier.