In reaction to the sub-prime meltdown, recent lending rules have established large, blind pools of appraisers. In theory, a random, arms-length relationship sounds like a great way to eliminate fraud. Unfortunately, we real estate professionals are finding that this arms-length security may come at the expense of local knowledge and expertise.
I definitely warn my sellers that they may have to deal with a poor appraisal. I have fought one appraisal successfully, but the time required forced us to delay the closing. A bad appraisal might also force a buyer to put more money down. Some buyers might walk away from the sale entirely, forcing the seller to re-list the house. Ouch!
The work around? In some cases, it might be best to hire a good appraiser before the house goes on the market.
Today's fast-changing real estate market is challenging, whether you are an experienced seller or not. Selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make, and sometimes the process can seem overwhelming. Let's break it down into comfortable steps...
At Roger Martin Properties, our mission is to give our clients Unmatched Personal Attention during the buying and selling of their homes.
* Listen carefully to YOUR objectives
* Explain the home selling process thoroughly
* Discuss agency representation
* Price your home correctly
* Stage your home for sale
* Implement a proven, high-tech marketing plan
* Make every effort to sell your home promptly
* Generate and follow-up on leads
* Communicate consistently
* Network the entire real estate profession
* Diligently track your closing process