Choose one that you feel comfortable with- that is knowlegeable, experienced and will spend money on marketing your listing not themselves
Once you have a buyer,he/she will order the inspection, if all is well, you would contact your (an) attorney, after you are fully under contract, the buyer will make application for his mortgage, which will order the appraisal, survey, title etc,etc,
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You should have an attorney in place that will be able to facilitate discussions with a potential buyer.
Real Estate agent selection before an independent appraisal will help you to determine, the properties value. An independent appraisers report can also be done while interviewing the realtor. If you secure an independent appraisal report too early and there are recent sales after the report, the value of the property will be affected. Therefore the, appraisal report will be null and void.
An home inspection should be done only if you are ready to fix any repairs. If you are selling the property "As Is", the buyer will do a home inspection if necessary. Your home inspection report will have no value to the buyer.