How Much Power Do Appraisers Have Over Home Value?

August 26, 2023

The answer to who can set market value involves buyers, and sellers—and the very definition of “value” was recently explored by Louis J. Pitoni in Realtor Magazine.

Key takeaways included:

  • Appraisers discover market value. They don’t set it.
  • In doing so, they’re working within the definition of market value set in federal law.
  • Buyers may have circumstances or resources that enable them to offer more than the indicated market value. But that offer, in and of itself, doesn’t constitute market value.

Read the complete article here.

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