Hello fellow 'Rainer's!
I was recently asked to write an article for our quarterly publication, The Appraisal Press. As you may or may not know, a la mode started as a desktop software publisher for real estate appraisers 23 years ago. To this day, over 60% of the appraisers in the United States use the number one desktop appraisal software, WinTOTAL.
Anyway, as you have probably experienced - many home purchases have either fallen through or have been on the verge of falling through because of the final value of an appraisal. I was asked to write an article educating appraisers on how they can go about getting appraial orders before a home is listed to help support not only the listing price, but help build their business beyond waiting to receive an order from a lender or AMC.
So I ask my fellow 'Rainers a two part question:
- "Do you suggest getting an appraisal before listing a home"
- "What could appraisers do to get agents to suggest getting an appraisal before listing a home"
I'm looking for any and all suggestions as well as your view about getting an appraisal -- good idea? bad idea? Thank you in advance to all who reply. I know this will be a great article that could help both sides of the real estate transaction.