Listing your home at the right price is crucial; RGH Realty #1, Inc. will help you determine exactly what that price should be. Your RGH Realty agent will provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to show you where your home fits in with other, similar homes in your area. Then the agent will help you set a fair price that is in line with its appraisal.
The buyer typically arranges and pays for the appraisal, but only after the accepted and negotiated offer.
When a seller put their home up for sale, prospective buyers (and the lenders who hold or insure their mortgages) expect that your home is worth your asking price. An appraisal for less than the asking price can complicate, or perhaps block, the sale.
How is Value Established? The value of a house is based upon recent sales of the similar neighboring homes in the market as well as rentals and listing data. Ideally, appraisers want to use sales of properties of the same size, age, room count, and condition and with similar amenities and external influences. This rarely happens though, so adjustments have to be made, based on what people will pay extra for. Example: Extra square footage, bedrooms, fireplace, upgrading, parking facilities, swimming pool, lot size, location and so on. To help get a better picture, this information is entered on a form, a value for differences is established and comparisons are made to the subject property. A minimum of three verified closed sales with photos are required to establish a value.