Is a BPO better than an appraisal?
Similar to a home appraisal, a broker price opinion helps establish what your home is worth. But a broker opinion of value is considered less accurate than an appraisal and may not be allowed to substitute for an appraisal.
What is an opinion of value real estate?
A broker opinion of value, sometimes referred to as a broker's price opinion, is an assessment of a commercial property's value by a commercial real estate broker. Often, the opinion of value is used as a way to earn a property owner's business and it is done free of charge.
What is a broker opinion letter?
A broker's price opinion is a report that is performed by a licensed real estate agent, broker or appraiser. It is similar to doing a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) but most times the real estate professional gets paid to do a BPO.
What is a BPO in real estate?
When a real estate broker or other qualified professional determines a property's estimated value, it's considered a broker price opinion. A BPO is used as part of the listing agreement when selling a house. A lender, loss mitigation company or mortgage company that wants an assessment of a property can request a BPO.