Have a request from a well known; and sufficiently trashed(at least on this forum) lender for what appears to be a pre-foreclosure drive by on a manufactured home on a city lot. I quit doing work for them a few years back due to lender pressure for values, condition, etc. Now they apparently want to know the real value of the subject property; or do they? In their "Mandatory Appraisal Requirements", or supplemental guidelines, they require me to use only non-REO sales as comps, and absolutely no distressed cash sales. History of the subject property is that it sold in April of last year as an "as-is" Repo, 5 yr. old man. home, average quality, water damage, missing appliances, doorknobs, etc.; and an illegal encroachment of the fencing on to city owned property. Anybody else receiving these kinds of requests, to limit your comparables to what your client has been told, apparently by Skippy, of what the market is? This property could be worth 30% less or more depending on the comps used. 60% spread is more than a little bit of liability IMHO. It appears to me that in a round about way they are trying to get me to rubber stamp some previous appraisal value for their books. Am I just being paranoid? I already know that just because you're paraniod that does not mean that nobody is out to get you. Just having a little trouble with the lender pre selecting what comps I may feel are appropriate after inspecting the subject, and what to add in my CYA addendum. Any thoughts? After posting, I received this request from a regular client(AMC) who agrees to my fees and turn times. Didn't know who the lender was until I accepted the assignment.