Whether one is buying or selling a home, it seems practical enough to get a feel for a specific geographical market before seeking out an agent. So it’s no wonder that in today’s real estate market, 90 percent of home buyers begin their search online. The problem for both buyers and sellers, however, is that this initial “investigative research” can very often lead to skewed interpretations of what properties are worth. That’s where an agent can leverage buyers over the use of the automated valuation model (AVM).

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