The inspector works for the homebuyer, looking for every problem beyond reasonable wear. The appraiser works for the lending institution to create a home value to commensurate against the mortgage risk of the lending institution. The homeowner has to disclose the true condition of the home with a gauntlet of questions that leaves no stone unturned. An expert realtor knows the market. They know what it will cost them to market your home and how long it will take to sell. You should interview several agents and vet them online to determine how they will represent you in the market. Often times there’s an unrealistic sale price the homeowner has in mind that is too high for the neighborhood and will generate little interest for homebuyers; a good agent can help escort the homebuyer to a reasonable opening sales price that will generate activity and sell your home. Unfortunately for the seller, if the home is priced too high, a number of buyers will not be seeing it. And, statistically, the longer the house is on the market, the more the home decreases in value. Ideally, a home should sell within 30 to 45 days, and if not, price reductions   Read more…