Make a decision about what you are willing to pay to get the home based on solid, recent comparable sales. Your agent can get this information. Your agent might be right - many times the good ones get away because the buyer is going for the deal rather than the home. It would be very difficult to get ripped off these days - especially if you are financing - appraisals are your backstop to overpaying for a property more than ever right now. The banks are not messing around - if the property is overpriced - they want to know and that is the appraiser's job to find out.
Atlanta Housing Source at
Solid Source Realty, Inc.
Home Buyers & Sellers - http://www.AtlantaHousingSource.com
Property Management â€“ http://www.SolidSourcePM.com
Unless your agent is a fence post, they should know how to handle things.
Your agent knows the Duluth submarkets better than I do, doesn't he?
What are your reasons for seeking generic, rule of thumb advice on Trulia Voices?
Do you really want this?