I took up the offer of a local agent to give me an appraisal. I usually ignore these things, but knowing I want to release one house from three tied together, and that I would be having a bank value the house very soon, I thought I would run with it. A very nice man came through, saw the whole house, but the appraisal I got back had comparable properties ranging from $850K to $1.4M. There was no indication of where our house sat in that range (I would guess somewhere in the middle, probably on the lower side of the middle). I made it very clear we have no intention of selling, but we may sell one of the other houses, or both of them, or the block between them, so I am a potential vendor. But I still have no clue where our house sits within that very large range. We were provided quite a few comparables, but with styles ranging from brand new modern to old renovated queenslanders, with the only link being number of bedrooms and bathrooms and same suburb. I would think most people looking for modern builds would not look at our house, and vice versa. For me, it was disappointing. I've let them know I'm keen to know where we sit in that range. I'll wait and see if they can pin it down a bit more. Has anybody had one of these "we are in your street this week" appraisals, and was it more helpful than the one I just had?