appraisal value is low because of comps
and this really stinks, I posted some pics in my profile but situations change and will probably force me to sell. The appraisal by a realtor is real low, but a private appraisor came in higher. The neighborhood is 40+ years old but has great appeal to most people, kinda out of the way, quiet, no homeowners association, a lake to look at, fish and canoe (not swim in). The homes that have sold had major foundation issues and driveways. Many never remodeled, smaller, and one car garage. My place is one of the nicer ones, but none of those homes have sold around here.
When I price it, do I ask what the realtor, appraisal, or my gut (heart) says I should ask. Kinda like you can take it when you pry it from my cold fingers feeling letting this go like this. So yes, I'm probably overvaluing it.
Realtors are warning me about going high and dropping the price later, but I look at what it would take to fix these other homes and I think I'm being pretty reasonable (no, it's not going to be a bargain).
Suggestions from those that have sold???