Buffalo Grove Real Estate- what happens if the Buffalo Grove home you thought you sold doesn’t appraise?
Ok you thought that everything was going smoothly… you hired a great Buffalo Grove Realtor with a great reputation who sold your Buffalo Grove Real Estate to a great buyer for a great price and then 2 weeks before closing you get the very not so great news that your home doesn’t appraise. What does that mean to you as a seller? Unless you have a cash buyer, your buyer will not be able to get a loan to buy your Buffalo Grove home.
The first step after your receive this news is to cry… No just kidding…
Honestly, first your Buffalo Grove Realtor needs to get a copy of the appraisal from the buyer’s Realtor or lender and determine if there are any errors or ommissions in the appraisal.
Second your Realtor needs to determine if the appraiser calculated the correct square footage or number of bedrooms and bathrooms in the subject property and the comps.
Is the basement finished of the subject property and listed as such?
Are their better comps that your Local Buffalo Grove Realtor has knowledge of?
This review of the appraiser’s appraisal is pretty complicated and if your Buffalo Grove Realtor is not knowledgeable about the area or the comps, she will not be able to successfully challenge a low appraisal
If you can’t get the appraisal changed, do you have any options?
- You can lower the sales price of your Buffalo Grove home to match the appraised value. Not probably what you want to do…
- You can have the buyer increase the down payment to make up the difference. Of course this is only an option if the buyer has extra cash and is willing to pay more than the appraised value. ( this option rarely happens)
- You can meet in the middle with the buyer
Hopefully, you don’t have to go through this problem and you price your Buffalo Grove Real Estate based on the current market conditions.
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