Fair Market Value

Depending on how long the house has been on the market (as well as local market conditions), its fair market value can indeed drop. What does the realtor say?

The business behind me went for 2,000,000 and two houses on each end of the street went for around 600,000.

Due to the real estate market being what it was two years ago, my ex dropped the price on the home he had with his ex just to be able to sell it. “Fair market value” varies with the market. Sometimes you just have to cut your losses.

The fair market value of your house is what someone is willing to pay for it. In the current real estate market, the fair market value of your home may be less than what it was appraised for. If you do not trust the advise being given to you by your realtor, I would consult with another realtor for a second opinion.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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House has not sold as ex thinks it should. He and his lawyer are tryng to move to a quick sale. They previously agreed to the realtors price and now want to drop the price. The divorce papers say it must be sold for fair market value. How can I hold them to this?