by Jason Clow, owner and founder of West Valley Appraisal Services
Through my 22 years of residential appraisal experience in the Maricopa County market, I have been asked countless times, “Should I get an appraisal before listing or buying a home?”. The short answer is “YES”. In this month’s blog, I will go over the pros
and cons of ordering and having a private appraisal for each instance, and you can decide what is best for you.
Selling a home, why is a professional private appraisal a good idea?
Buying a home, why is a professional private appraisal a good idea (especially when paying cash)?
Think of it this way, getting a private appraisal on a property you are selling or buying is like taking a used car to a mechanic prior to selling or purchasing. Knowing the most information about the property can and will assist in making the
best financial decisions regarding that property.