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Can A Professional Appraisal Help You Price A Listing? Sometimes.

Washington Post real estate blogPricing is harder than ever in a market that has become less predictable for many of us. Less predictable for home sellers as well--no wonder that so many of them are looking for advice from "zestimates," tax assessments, or -- professional appraisers...

Read my latest contribution for the Washington Post real estate blog here.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsCatarina Bannier • May 03 2012 08:59PM
Can A Professional Appraisal Help You Price A Listing? Sometimes.
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Kit House Of The Week--A 1925 Sears "Maywood" in Chevy Chase
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