Extreme Pressure To Remove Photos

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  1. CANative

    CANative Elite Member

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    Jun 18, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    I did an appraisal on a little studio house on a big lot. Old house but very nicely updated with good quality materials on the interior. The exterior had not been done yet (60 year old house) and had some deferred maintainance such as missing faschia, peeling paint and dirty siding and some roofing that had been completely finished. It also had a falling down storage building on the property in poor condition. I accounted for condition in the report and included 9 photos (6 exterior and 3 interior)

    The guy who ordered called and told me I HAD TO remove selected photos. After telling him no 20 or 30 times, his boss gets on the phone and started giving me the business, telling me that I had enough photos and these were just uncessary and would make her job hard, delay funding for the poor borrower. I told her to have her funding source acknowledge viewing the photos and requesting they be removed and to send me this in writing. She told me it had not gone to the lender yet but since she's been in the business for a couple of hundred years she knew it would be a problem and that they were planning on doing a lot of business in my area and had hoped that they could continue doing business with me.

    I told her to email or fax me her request in writing and why she wanted the photos removed. If she does, I think I might removed the selected photos and replace them with her written request. :lol:
     
  2. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Elite Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Georgia
     
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  3. Elliott

    Elliott Elite Member

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    Apr 23, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Oregon
    I'd tell 'em to pound sand.

    elliott
     
  4. Tom Barclay

    Tom Barclay Senior Member

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    Apr 7, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Retired Appraiser
    State:
    Oregon
    [/QUOTE]I told her to have her funding source acknowledge viewing the photos and requesting they be removed and to send me this in writing.
     
  5. Terrel L. Shields

    Terrel L. Shields Elite Member

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    May 2, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Arkansas
    or send them to the Mortgage regulators in your state.......along with a complaint.
     
  6. TEL2002

    TEL2002 Elite Member

    1
    Jan 16, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Retired Appraiser
    State:
    Louisiana
    Any bets about whether they will delete the OFFENDING photo page and send it on to the lender.

    If they do...you always got your office copy to prove what ........ they are.
     
  7. Scott Kibler

    Scott Kibler Elite Member

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    Oct 7, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Illinois
    Strip all subject and comp photos out of the report, swap out the 1004 for a restricted use format making sure you change the USPAP identification to reflect the changes. :twisted:
     
  8. Richard Carlsen

    Richard Carlsen Elite Member

    0
    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    Michigan
    This is exactly why we included a Table of Contents in every report. They have to destroy not only the page they do not want but also the Table of Contents page. However, we also put the following reference in the report body, usually in the Conditions line: "See Table of Contents for list of all documents comprising this appraisal."

    They take it out, they can explain why there is no referenced Table of Contents in the report.

    or

    Under Conditions of the Appraisal just say:

    "At the specific request of the client, all photos of subject were removed from the report originally submitted."

    Bet that would get an UW's attention fast.
     
  9. Mister Ed

    Mister Ed Senior Member

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    Jan 24, 2004
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Georgia
    Dont forget (I doubt I have to remind you). Make sure all pages are numbered and the offending pics are not at the END of the report.

    On stuff like that, I put comments in the addendum referring to multiple pics concerning the deferred maintenance.

    -ed-
     
  10. Edd Gillespie

    Edd Gillespie Senior Member

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    Oct 16, 2004
    I am amazed that the request didn't include a demand to change your description of condition or reference to the deferred maintenance too. From time to time it gets heated around here when MB's, LO's, AMC's etc. make efforts to convince me to re-mold my reports concerning houses that need work. I'm working on one now that may last another 6 years if it doesn't snow or the wind doesn't blow too hard. Bet it will create some interest when they read it, but I'm putting in the pics. Thanks posters for the advice about imbedding the pics, I'll change my templates right now.
     
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