Becoming an appraiser was a natural career choice for Seana.
“My father started Miller Appraisal in 1985 so I grew up helping him make copies of reports when I was young and learned how to read maps by directing him to properties and comp photos. While in college I recognized the flexible work schedule that appraisers enjoy and I always wanted to be self-employed. I became licensed in Connecticut in 2004.”
As an appraiser, Seana really values the flexibility that her profession affords her.
“Running my own company and creating my own schedule allows me to show my daughters the importance of hard work while still being able to attend their school functions and games.”
Seana is also committed to being responsive to her clients’ needs, even when the situation is challenging.
“During the height of Covid I was assigned an order for a home owned by a triage nurse, who at the time was working directly with Covid patients. She told me that numerous other appraisers had refused to take the assignment for fear of contracting the virus.”
Seana and the client made the situation work.
“The borrower was very upfront about her job and the risks to me and agreed to all of the requests I had to make the viewing as safe as possible.”
The assignment was to remove the PMI on her mortgage.
“There’s an imbalance between the salaries nurses make and the actual number of hours they work. I accepted the assignment because I knew that any savings I could help her gain would go a long way.”
Providing customer service that goes above and beyond is just one of the ways Seana brings professionalism to her job every day.
“I also believe in being on time to appointments, responding within a reasonable time frame, and being polite and respectful within someone’s home, regardless of the conditions.”
Meanwhile, higher interest rates haven’t slowed the marketplace in Fairfield County where Seana works.
“The market is strong. Inventory is still low in Fairfield County and buyer demand is high due to it being a desirable location for people that can work remotely.”