Has anyone lately tried to raise their fees. A year ago I was only charging $300-$325 per appraisal. During this time I was reviewing appraisals for a major lender and they were sending the whole appraisal including invoices. The appraisers in most of the reports were charging $400-$450 per appraisal. After that I then told all my lenders I was now going to charge $350-$400 per report and not one balked at the new fee. Since then my normal fee is typically $400. and still no decrease in orders from the lenders I value most. I've had good relationships with these lenders and they trust my work and have had no problems with any of my appraisals. Looking at a lot of posts in the forum I believe we are short changing ourselves when it comes to market pay. Granted theres a lot of skippys who will except lower fees and prostitue themselves but those of you who have had long term relationships with lenders and gone out of your way to give them good service shouldnt balk at a slightly higher fee. This is true with major lenders (they pay $400+ all the time in major market areas) as well as local mortgage brokers who just add the money into closing costs. Sometimes I will except lower than $350. but that is really rare. I'm now thinking of charging an additional $25 to $50. if they want a quick turnaround and I think most of my current clients will pay it (dont know about the major lenders but the MB's will.) Its sad to think I was making $300. an appraisal in 1987 and making the same amount in 2002.