As the buyer regardless of if you ordered the appraisal or the appraisal was ordered by the lender of a "distressed property" the cost of the appraisal will likely come back to you at closing. Under these circumstances, you should be able to request and access the appraisal results.
Best wishes with your purchase
The Eckler Team
Your question was not clear as to whether or not a lender was involved (if they weren't then you most probably would have ordered an appraisal in your name). Also, I wasn't sure if you are the buyer since you referred to "my buyer's broker"?
Sandra Appignani Waterman
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
100 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Fl 34236
It appears that you are the seller. To the best of my knowledge, the buyer would have to grant permission for you to obtain a copy. If you are the buyer, it is likely that you paid for the appraisal and I would hope that you are given a copy.
Francesca Patrizio, ePro, SRES
Normally, there is a clause in the purchase contract requiring that the property "appraise". Sometimes this clause is for financing purposes, but it can be in your contract whether or not you are financing.. Check your contract.
If the property did not appraise, your agent should be reviewing the appraisal for errors. Actually, better yet, at the time of the appraisal, as an agent, I would have provided documentation to the appraser of comparable properties, I used to help you determine value for use in the negotiation. The appraiser will normally review this information during his appraisal. It can be very helpful to the appraiser.
Lastly, understand that as long as the appraisal comes in at a higher value than the contract price, the appraisal did it's job in qualifying the property for the sal price. Appraisers do not typically appraise a property for much higher than contract price. Appraisals that are much higher involve risk for the appraiser.
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Hope this helps!
David G. White / Realtor Associate (SFR) Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certified
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