Reasons To Get An Appraisal Before Listing Your House
Many people ask whether or not they should get an appraisal before listing their house to sell. Here are 3 good reasons why it can be a good idea:
- You are skeptical of Realtors, and want to know an unbiased opinion of what your house is worth.
- You will have an accurate square footage of your home which may not be reflected on the tax records.
- You will not spend time worrying about whether or not your house will “appraise” by the buyer’s bank because you will already have a rough idea of what number they will come up with.
Keep in mind, sometimes an appraiser is not completely familiar with the area which may result in an inaccurate figure.
I have also noticed that lately appraisals have been coming in slightly lower than what properties are selling for.