Yes, you just read that headline correctly. The Appraiser can be your friend too. See, most agents and others seem to look at the Appraiser as a deal killer, a person who dictates the market, a person who makes the transaction harder than it should be, or that person who disagrees with the contract price.
As an appraiser, my job is to look into the past to locate sales that have sold and use them to generate a value opinion of what a home is worth today. My job is always living in the past while trying to determine the immediate future. For someone trying to figure out his future