What Goes into a Broker Price Opinion (BPO)

The Short Sale review process begins with ordering the Broker Price Opinion (BPO).apple  and peach composition isolated on white

A BPO is nothing more than comparing “Apples to Apples” (Single Family to Single Family, Condo’s to Condo’s and Multi-family to Multi-family) and coming up with a “Current Market Value” for the Subject Property.

Three (3) Sales Comp’s are required in each BPO. The bank wants these sales to be within the past 6-months to 12-months. The Sales must be within a mile radius of the subject property and if there are any sales that are sold in “As-IS” condition like other Short Sales or Foreclosures then these should be used first as a Sales Comp. The Bank wants to also know the Last List Price , the Final Sales Price, the Number of Days on the Market, and Financing such as FHA, Conventional for the buyer.

Three (3) Active Listings are required in each BPO. The bank wants Active Listings of other Short Sales and Foreclosures being sold in “As-Is” Condition. These listing should be within a 1 mile radius of the subject property. The Original List Price, Current List Price, and number of days on the market is also included.

Market Conditions are included in a BPO. The average Days on Market (DOM.), description of area as rural, suburban, or urban. Is the market declining, stable, or increasing.

Subject Marketability is describing the negative and positive features of the subject property in relation to the current market conditions.

Estimated Value is based on “As-Is” Conditions and “Repaired Conditions. Market Values will include List price and estimated Sale prices for 60-90 days and another value for 90-120 days.

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