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Appraisers. An appraiser can be one big obstacle that can stand in the way of selling your Las Vegas home. Imagine that our N&Y Team has found a buyer for your home, and the one thing standing in your way of closing the deal is the appraisal. These days, appraisers are routinely undervaluing homes. Therefore, it is important when hiring an agent, that they are knowledgeable about the area and its comparable homes. Don't let that appraiser undervalue the appraisal of your home; instead arm them with a plethora of information.
According to the The Real Deal, rule changes under the new Home Valuation Code of Conduct have created a flood of out-of-town appraisers. Many complain that they are routinely undervaluing properties. That, in turn, threatens buyers' mortgages and makes them think they're overpaying for your home.
Commonly, the reason these appraisers are offering such low appraisals is due to the lack of information that the appraiser has, not only on the property, but also regarding the area and the comparables on other homes in your neighborhood. They have no knowledge of recent Las Vegas home sales and listings.
Therefore, it is important when looking for an agent to make sure they are knowledgeable about the area in which you are selling your home. Jonathan Miller, president and CEO of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers, said agents should "always assume that the appraiser knows nothing."
That's why it is so important for the agent to give the appraiser an over abundance of information. Providing them with recent sales, listings, neighborhood information and comparables help ease the process. Mr. Miller also recommends telling appraisers about bidding wars or multiple backup offers. Also, pointing out upgrades in your home help boost that appraisal as well. since these will help your home outshine the other comparables.
Let's face it. Selling a home is a stressful time. There are lots of factors that can make a deal fall through. Don't let the appraisal be one of them.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.