Did you try to get a loan or sell a property but had appraisal problems? I hear all the time from real estate agents, home owners and investors about bad appraisals that killed their deals. What can you do about a “low” appraisal? Honestly, not much sometimes, but you can at least write a well-reasoned cordial letter to the lender to ask the appraiser to reconsider the value in the report based on support you offer in a brief letter. I’ve seen some clients have success with the points I explain in the video below when they legitimately do have a “low” appraisal. When I say “low” too, I’m not talking about a value that is lower than the sales price because we all know market value and price are not the same thing. I really have in mind an appraisal that is truly botched and plain bad. By the way, you can read a blog post about challenging low appraisals in case the video is not working for you.
I’d like to hear about your situation with a “low” appraisal and what you did about it. How did the appraisal impact your deal?