I did an appraisal for a new client last week. The order form did not mention that this is a purchase transaction. They want me to change rural to suburban (I don't care, it's a close call either way.) But during the conversation I was told that this is a purchase. It's a private sale and was not listed in MLS, no one at the property mentioned a sale. So anyway, I say fine, send me the purchase contract and I'll revise the report and change rural to suburban. They call me back a few minutes later and state that is illegal to send me the purchase contract. Then they say it's against company policy to send the purchase contract and they've closed hundereds of loans. They say their appraisers just state that the purchae contract was not reviewed. After some silence, she says she'll talk to the broker if this is a sticking point with me. I state that it is. I know we can just state that we could not obtain a copy of the contract if it's not available in the normal course of business, but this particular situation does not sit well with me. Should I be stubborn about this?