Homeowners considering putting their home on the market can have a pre-listing assessment done to get a better idea of the market value of the home. Doing so can help determine a realistic selling price, increasing the likelihood of a quick sale. Most people think that the only reason to get a home appraisal is because they are refinancing or financing the purchase of a home. In fact, there are plenty of other reasons as well.
An appraiser is always a valuable external correspondent in many other circumstances. A number of states base the amount paid in property taxes on the market value of a home. If the value of the home has decreased, a revaluation that shows lower numbers can lower your property taxes.