A. L. Wagner Appraisal Group

A. L. Wagner Appraisal Group specializes in Relocation Appraisals as well as
Pre-Purchase/Destination Appraisal, Consulting and Buyer Representation/Brokerage

Timely and professional appraisal reports utilizing full digital technology. Transferees and local buyers will be interested in the content of this site which includes Market Data for the Chicago Metropolitan Area (The Wagner Report), links to other experts in the Chicago area and other cities, and an immediate source of information on the home buying/selling or relocation process. A transaction as large as a new or a replacement house deserves the intervention of an independent, disinterested, third party to ask the appropriate questions, investigate the data, and analyze the buyer's decision before it is too late. Learn the value of a Residential Real Estate Appraiser. A seasoned appraiser observes the residential market on a daily basis from the buyer's and seller's perspective.

Would you have rather bought Starbucks Coffee stock or Boston Chicken's stock in the last 3 years? Good advice more than pays for the related fees. Well-informed buyers buy good properties.

We have established ourselves as residential experts in our real estate market and have close relationships with numerous local and national clients. Our appraisers average over 20 years experience per appraiser. We appreciate the need for timely reports, understand that critical decisions are dependent upon our appraisals, and our clients are assured of receiving quality appraisal reports.

Completing Relocation Appraisals in Chicagoland since 1965!

A. L. Wagner Appraisal Group offices providing Relocation Appraisal Services:

1807 S. Washington Street, Suite 110
Naperville, IL 60565

Phone: (630) 416-6556
Fax: (630) 416-6591


The following articles by Alvin "Chip" Wagner III, SCRP, SRA were published in issues of Mobility Magazine, the magazine of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council.
The Wagner Difference - View the reasons why A. L. Wagner Appraisal Group is one of the premier relocation appraisal companies in the country.

Does a Relocation Appraisal Differ From Other Types of Appraisals? - this article was published in the Fall 1990 issue of the "The Real Estate Appraiser & Analyst," published by the former Society of Real Estate Appraisers. This article will help the transferee understand the difference between a relocation appraisal and other types of appraisals, such as a bank appraisal.

Difference Between a Relocation Appraisal and a Bank Appraisal - From RAC's web page, this visual flow chart details the differences between the Mortgage and the Relocation Appraisal from beginning to end.

The Quarterly Report and the Monthly Market Pulse Report- The Quarterly Report and monthly Market report. Find out details about your community that you are moving to or from, such as current average list price for the community, average sales price during the previous 12 months, and a calculation for the current inventory level. These quarterly studies will help buyers and sellers understand their marketplace.

Relocation Appraisers and Consultants Web Page - this is a comprehensive web page for appraisers specializing in relocation - nationwide. Visit RAC's library of articles found at http://www.rac.net/library.asp or find a seasoned appraiser in your new location for a destination appraisal or other valuable consultation at http://www.rac.net/fusebox/index.cfm?fuseaction=members.directory

Employee Relocation Council - this is a comprehensive web page is for the trade industry. ERC is a nonprofit professional membership organization addressing workforce transition issues and the effective relocation of employees worldwide. ERC's current membership includes corporations and government and military agencies that relocate their employees, as well as nearly 11,000 individuals and companies from the relocation industry including real estate appraisers and brokers, area and personal counseling services, consulting services, home inspection companies, household goods movers, mortgage services, national home purchase firms, and a variety of other relocation-related services. There is a wealth of information on this page, and a library of published articles is found at www.erc.org/PERC_USA/public_resources/appraiser_articles.shtml.

"Relocation & Destination Appraisals: Making the Most of a Corporate Transfer" - offered by the Appraisal Institute (may take a minute to load - 515 Kb)
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ERC's TrendSpotting - Exploring workforce and mobility trends
Appearing in MOBILITY Magazine, July 2001
"Eight percent of organizations with home purchase programs report having had transferees with a mold problem in their home. The majority (82 percent) of companies are addressing the mold issue on a case-by-case basis, while nearly one-fifth (18 percent) address it in formal policy. Over three-fourths (77 percent) of organizations having experienced a mold problem continue to allow the infested house to be eligible for the home purchase program, with the majority (83 percent) of these companies requiring the employee to pay to have the house remediated."

Appearing in MOBILITY Magazine, July 2000

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