I wanted to share these stats for any and all of you buyers, mortgage brokers, or agents that run into appraisers who feel it is their duty to question the price a buyer is willing to pay for a property in this market. In my humble opinion, appraisers should not ever look at percentages above or below asking price. Actually, I think San Francisco doesn’t need appraisers in a transaction at all, ever. If a buyer is willing to pay $$ for a property and a seller is willing to sell it for that, that’s what the property is worth.
Anyhow, this chart shows the staggering number of overbids in San Francisco for April, and the lengths buyers are willing to go to win.