bernie, Home Seller in Plantation, FL

can we lookup the appraisal on a sold home?

Asked by bernie, Plantation, FL Tue Aug 20, 2013

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hi Bernie,

Visit for the Broward County Property Appraiser. Use property search and plug in the address.

Also, if the home was a cash purchase there is no appraisal. If they have a mortgage that appraisal is for the buyer and lender - not a matter of public record.

You can always contact us to find out the purchase price - 954-336-5156.

Thank you,
Maria Sabio
Chane Realty Inc
954-336-5156 [C]
888-440-0589 [F]
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 23, 2013
Bernie we all wish we could look up an appraisal but unfortunately we can't. Depending why you need this information you can get a close idea of a homes value if you look in the counties property appraisals website. Please don't confuse the name with what you are looking for. Those are county assessments and not an appraisal. If you need to know what a home was sold for you as well can see it the county properties website.

Hope it brings you a little closer to what you are looking for.

Any question let me know.

Annett T. Block
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013
You will not be able to find the appraisal value on a sold home on-line. You will be able to find the assessed value via the tax assessor's site. You'll also find the selling price on the mls and in public records.

A faster way to figure out the value of a home you're interested in is to ask your real estate agent.

Your agent will check the recent sales prices of homes in the area that compare in size and amenities to the home you are looking at. Your agent will also take a look at the current asking prices of homes in that neighborhood.

Once you have these numbers, you'll have a good idea of the relative value of the property.

However, appraisals are independent, neither the seller, nor the buyer, nor the lender has any control over the appraiser's final figures. So if you're planning to make a bid on a property, try to be as realistic as possible with your offer. Your realtor will help you with this.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013
Appraisal? This a document usually ordered and paid for by the buyer of a specified property and is almost never posted for public review.

Many people often confuse an appraisal with assessed value. Assessed value is a tool used by the taxation department to arrive at a fair tax amount.

There are web programs that offer a computerized value system that calculates a property's value. These amounts are often challenged and proven to be unaccurate.

Hope this is helpful.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013

An appraisal is not public record, and therefore cannot be found anywhere.

When a mortgage is involved in a purchase it is ordered by the lender and is only available to that lender and the buyer who paid for the appraisal. If a homeowner orders an independent appraisal, it is only available to that homeowner.

Best regards,
Stefanie Cohen, PA, ABR, SFR
Prudential Florida Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013
You can find the selling price of a sold home on-line at the web site for the County Assessor's/Auditor's Office.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013
Being an appraisal is only used with a mortgage purchase, not every home has one. You should be looking at comparables.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 21, 2013
Hello Bernie,

the appraisal is ordered by the lender/buyer and they pay for this document. This report is not public record and therefore you cannot not look up such an information. But if you are interested in getting information about the market value of a specific property, call me. I can help you.

With sunny greetings

Andrea Hoff-Domin,
Real Estate Lic. Broker

Graduate of Leadership - Leadership Academy - Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute, ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative, BPOR-Broker Price Opinion Resource CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist TRC - Transnational Referral Certification SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource

Florida Dream Homes Realty
Cell: 001-954-232-0434
I speak English/German (Ich spreche englisch/deutsch)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 20, 2013
I didn't know that an appraisal was not public record. It does make sense that is true. It would help the buyer have a little more advantage when setting the price of the house to sell. Is there something done to confirm or review an appraisal?
Flag Fri Oct 24, 2014
Bernie, if you want the appraisal, the easiest thing to do will be to reach out to the buyer of the home and ask for it. However, once it sells, the much more relevant pieces of information are sale price and terms. Did they pay less, but bring just cash to the table? Or did they pay more and use an FHA or conventional loan? If you send me an address, I would be happy to look up the comparables for you.

The reason the appraisal becomes less important is that any new appraisal will include the new sale price!

Ann Ryan
Keyes Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 20, 2013
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