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We Value More Than You Think

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Many companies will say they appreciate their employees and occasionally they will show it by hosting a holiday party or buying lunch for their team.  However, how much do these occasional events affect employees and their engagement at work?  We would say, not that much. Which is why at Class Appraisal, we do things differently.

We know that without our team members, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are.  And that is why we strive to create and maintain a fun culture where people enjoy coming in to work every day.  To do this, we provide team building events, and fun office perks that showcase just how much we appreciate our team members. In fact, our Team Member Services department was put in place to do everything we can to ensure our team members are happy.

So how do we differ from our competitors?  We take fresh ideas and perspectives and put them into action! We provide fun and exciting benefits and team events that not only boost morale, but also helps build great relationships.  We create a fun and friendly work environment by implementing benefits around the office that other companies may not provide; our fresh fruit water being one of them.  Every morning we make a fresh fruit infused water for our team members to enjoy throughout the day, along with unlimited coffee and drinks from our pop machine of course.  We also have a snack cart filled with as many goodies as you can carry, and frequent team appreciation lunches.  Nonetheless, it’s not just the perks that engage people in the workplace. At Class Appraisal, every person is treated with respect and their voice matters.  We compile their ideas and opinions and implement them into our daily office life.  Whether some of the suggestions are to help manage a pipeline more efficiently, or providing concepts for fun events, we take every team member’s idea into consideration.

We know that making our team happy at work is important, so we not only provide in-house perks and benefits, we also create fun and exciting events for our team outside of the office.  Color Runs, Escape Room Events, Painting with a Twist, attending an annual Tigers baseball game; these are just some of the fun group activities that we sponsor for our team. It is a way for everyone to relax and unwind after a long day’s work, while enjoying an activity with their fellow team members.  It’s also a great way for people in different departments to get to know one another and for our new hires to get to know the whole team.

Ultimately, we want our team to know that they are valued and appreciated.  Value is created through people working together and motivating each other. It is sometimes overlooked in the business industry, but at Class Appraisal we make it a point to appreciate and value every team member, because without them we wouldn’t have the success we achieved today.

Does this sound like a team you want to be a part of? Join us today, we are hiring!

Learn more by visiting: http://www.classappraisal.com/about-us/careers/

-Sintia Krancic, Engagement Coordinator

Is Your Home Appraisal Ready?

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Spring and Summer are the prime home-selling seasons, and it is a seller’s market, but what are you doing to improve market value for your home? Improving your property value is important whether you are a potential seller or not. If you are a potential seller, then there are some things to consider in order to get your home “Appraisal Ready” It does not constitute home renovations necessarily. Sometimes it just takes a few special touches to go from ordinary to extraordinary.

homeClean as A Whistle First impressions are crucial, right? So why not make a good first impressions by keeping your home nice and orderly for an appraisal or showing? Although the cleanliness of your home does not impact the appraisal report, it definitely won’t hurt to de-clutter and straighten up. Another tip, a quick touch up of paint on the walls can really brighten a room. Make sure those patched walls and childhood drawings are painted over before an appraisal.

Where’s the House? Having the interior of the home looking great is only the first step. If your landscaping is so overgrown that the potential buyers are asking “where is the house” you know it is time to trim those trees. Pruning, trimming and weeding can do wonders for that first glance at your home. It is the little things that stand out during a showing. Even during an appraisal, if an appraiser has to step over weeds or tree limbs and roots it may cause them to pause when issuing their condition rating of the property.

Focus, Fix, Sell! What’s the one room that most entices homebuyers? The Kitchen! Fixing those minor blemishes (burn marks, rusty handles, a leaky faucet) can really help with the value of your home. The good news? This can be done quickly, easily, and for a lower price than re-doing an entire kitchen. It saves you both time and money to do a little home repair on the areas that need it most. Another tip, create space. Open rooms create a sense of fluidity and light, making the home appear larger.

This is just the beginning of potential ways to improve your home. There are many different aspects to home improvement. If you start with the basics you will be on your way to making your home “appraisal ready”.

-Class Appraisal