The 2nd part of your question was missed by many. Pricing the house at a fee for service appraised value is the best way to get a home sold reasonably quickly. Many deals fall apart when the sold contract price is lower than the appraisal.
Two scenarios are possible if you don't price at appraisal. First, the seller comes to find out that the home appraises for 15k less than what they thought they sold it for and need to lower the price a month after acceptance. Or the scenario where the house is over priced, gets few showings and wastes market time. Homes are going under contract in this tough market if priced right, show well and marketed effectively.
If you list with me, I will reimburse you the $300-400 appraisal costs at closing and the appraisal can be used a sales collateral for any interested buyer.
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