Moe Mojahed
Designated Broker
Arizona Home Source Realty LLC.
Direct: 602.390.7777
Soraya Mojahed
Real Estate Consultant
602.980.6161
 
     

BPO Definition - What is a BPO?

Definition: BPOs are often associated with foreclosures and short sales, but other companies such as relocation firms order BPOs. A BPO stands for "broker price opinion," and it involves using a process very similar to an appraisal.

Companies hire a real estate broker to prepare an opinion of value. The representative of the broker, generally a real estate agent, compares three similar properties that have recently sold to the subject property and adjusts up or down for differences. The final result in an opinion of market value.

Broker price opinions are sometimes controversial, especially if the agent preparing the BPO has little experience or knowledge about the neighborhood. But BPOs typically cost less than a full-blown appraisal.