The Value of an Appraisal

In the interest of securing the highest possible price for your home, I thought we might discuss the possibility of having an appraisal.

While I can determine fair market value for your home in the current market based on comparable sales and other condition/amenity factors, there’s always a chance that a buyer’s bank will determine the asking price of your home exceeds what their appraiser perceives to be the true value. If a buyer’s bank thinks the value is below what their client is asking to borrow, there will be difficult issues to address which will incur delays.

By investing in an appraiser to evaluate the property, we can avoid this situation and even identify which areas might improve the overall value of the home. Appraisers are state-licensed, objective third-parties who are capable of pointing out specifically what they’re factoring into their appraisal.

I realize you may see this as somewhat inconvenient, but I would hate to bring your property to market, find a willing buyer, then have the deal deteriorate over something we could have easily handled beforehand. As you probably know, we want to make the best impression as soon as possible, and it would be to your financial advantage not to have to re-list the property after addressing any appraisal-related issues which might surface.

Let me know what your thoughts are, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I’m excited to help you sell your home, and I’d like to make the process as smooth as possible.


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