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Why is the adjustment of price per square foot so low on my appraisal?

I was hired last week to perform an appraisal by a homeowner who is getting ready to put their home on the market. As you may already suspect, he was disappointed in the outcome and said his realtor, who sent him my way in the first place (likely to interject some logic into an emotional […]

  • Megan Johnson Judd
  • August 6th, 2019 Comments Off on Why is the adjustment of price per square foot so low on my appraisal?
  • Listed under: Valuation Corner

How Adding Solar Panels Will Affect My Appraisal.

There are a host of factors to consider when tasked with solar photovoltaic (PV) system valuation. First, the type of financing used to install the system plays a roll. Is it a lease, power purchase agreement, solar loan, pace loan (which may nullify the ability to finance the home on the secondary market as they […]


Market Update- 32806 February 2019

  What has been going on in 32806? As one of Orlando’s hottest zipcodes, this region shows no signs of slowing down. At Metropolis RES, we have to analyze market conditions for each and every house we list, for each offer we submit, and for every appraisal report we prepare. It’s become one of our […]

  • David Herring
    David B. Herring is a native of Central Kentucky where he began his career in real estate appraisal. David attended St. Catherine College in Springfield, KY and later graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. In 1998, David took a position at an appraisal firm in his hometown of Harrodsburg, KY. David has extensive experience in valuing residential, commercial, and agricultural properties primarily in Central and Southcentral Kentucky, but valued properties statewide. Completed assignments were for both mortgage lending and litigation purposes. In 2003, David formed Central Bluegrass Appraisal Service—the predecessor to Herring Consulting Co.—with the primary focus of the firm being residential and commercial mortgage appraisals across central Kentucky. In 2012, David received his SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. In 2013, David relocated with his family to central Florida and increased the firm’s focus on litigation support and review work while gaining the AI-RRS review designation from the Appraisal Institute. In early 2016, David completed the requirements and gained the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute followed by the AI-GRS in the summer of 2016. Since arriving in Central Florida, David has received his real estate sales license and is fully immersed, in all things real estate, as one of the areas most educated experts. David is married to Shannon and they have two daughters; Emma and Claire. They all reside in historic downtown Winter Garden, Florida. He is an active volunteer with the East Florida Chapter and Region X of the Appraisal Institute.
  • February 12th, 2019 Comments Off on Market Update- 32806 February 2019
  • Listed under: Mid Century Orlando Neighborhood Update, Orlando Real Estate Consumer News, Our Orlando Community, Valuation Corner

How to Undo Someone Else’s Redo

Congratulations, you have purchased your new-to-you, mid-century modern, home!  But there’s a problem. Over the course of the past 50 years, people have fiddled with, and “updated” some elements of the home and you, in all of your infinite design wisdom, cannot stand these abominations that were touted in the listing as being “new” and […]


Understanding the Intended Use and Intended User of an Appraisal Report

While the intention of an appraisal report is to clearly and concisely outline the support for an estimate of fair market value, very few appraisal reports are actually easy to read and understand.  This is usually because an appraisal report is written to meet the very specific needs of a particular Intended User for a […]


4 Tips to Decorating Your Mid Century Modern Space on a Budget

We have had some really big events and opportunities over at Metropolis Real Estate Solutions lately. We are beyond excited to have opened our brick and mortar office at 610 Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32803. The location is absolutely ideal for us! It is located on the borders of some of our favorite mid century neighborhoods: Audubon Park, Colonial Town, the […]


What Is the Appraiser Looking For When Performing the Inspection?

There is a lot of anxiety generated when you know that the appraiser is coming. Often times, we are scheduled in the early part of the week when the homeowners have had the weekend to “spruce” things up. Sometimes we are even asked, “what can I do to improve the value?” Ultimately, the market dictates […]


What Constitutes Living Area?

I am often asked to clarify this by both homeowners and sales agents alike. Understanding what is and isn’t living area can be key in determining the fair market value of a property and should be especially accurate if an agent is using the oversimplified “price per square foot” method of estimating value.    


May is National Foster Care Month

One of the benefits to having lived in Central Florida for my whole life is that I still have the blessing of being friends with my childhood friends. My best buddies in High School are still some of my favorite regular partners in crime and we all still live in the Central Orlando area. One […]


You Got the Chops?

  I am often asked if we are training appraisers. While we have done it in the past, we are not currently. As a result of the market crash in the late 2000’s, restrictions have been placed and per Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, a Registered Trainee Appraiser must work under DIRECT supervision of their supervisor […]


Adam Judd

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Megan Judd

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