Is there anything wrong with paying for an appraisal BEFORE submitting an offer?I found a house I REALLY love, but I am worried that they are just asking too much for the house and I will get tied into an offer that won't be in line with the appraisal - and end up negotiating the difference. I don't want to offend the sellers with a "low-ball" offer to the extent that they won't even entertain my offer, and I am thinking if I had the concrete opinion of an appraisal it would make my offer stronger. October 18 2010 - Bountiful0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.