Should home sellers get an appraisal before listing their home? Some agents recommend them, others consider them a waste of money. They do however serve a purpose; an impartial opinion of value can be useful. It’s alarming how many agents have no idea how to properly evaluate and apply data. Agents competing for a listing are likely to be very optimistic, even misleading with an over market price. An appraisal can check that and avoid a listing that sits on the market. An appraisal can also be useful to provide to the buyer’s appraiser, this can help to reduce the chances of appraisal issues. We dig deep into the question of should sellers get a prelisting appraisal.