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Appraised value has nothing to do with the Market Value of your home. An appraisal is what a lender would use to determine what the value is for determining what they may lend for a mortgage. Contact a local real estate professional to find out what your local market value is to place it on the market. If you want to sell fast, then you Will need to price your home accordingly. Look at your competition and then price your home lower to attract the buyers. Buyers will look at many homes and only buy the one that offers them the most value. Don't chase the market by pricing your home high. This only adds market time to your home. Buyers will look at overpriced homes, but most will only buy the home that offers the best value. And be sure not to list your home for sale with the agent who says your home is worth more than your local market. This is known as buying a listing. You will only be disappointed as other homes sell and your home does not. It's true buyers will try to offer a lower amount to buy your home, but if it's priced right to begin with you may actually get more than the listing price when you sell if more than one buyer is interested.
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