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Odd Request

Discussion in 'General Appraisal Discussion' started by Blue1, Dec 22, 2004.

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  1. Blue1

    Blue1 Elite Member

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    Jan 14, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    Just had a client acutally request a HARD COPY!!! I could count on 1 hand the number of clients requesting that over the past few years. Anyone still have clients that want a hard copy???
     
  2. bobby jones

    bobby jones Junior Member

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    Oct 28, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Minnesota
    Yes. Usually the ones who do not have a color printer.
     
  3. Baldwin

    Baldwin Junior Member

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    Feb 20, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    I still have 1 client who always needs a hard copy. I can email the report but they don't have a color printer... (I should buy them one, it might be cheaper in the long run) :lol:
     
  4. Richard Carlsen

    Richard Carlsen Elite Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    Michigan
    Not a single one all of this year.

    We have actually had two private appraisals recently where we were able to email the reports rather than mail hard copies. I explained to them what was involved, that it would require legal paper and they said send 'em that way.

    That is progress.
     
  5. Ray Miller

    Ray Miller Elite Member

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    Feb 20, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    Wisconsin
    Lets see, a color copier cost $159.00 I charge an extra $50 to print and mail a hard copy. Yep, it would cost them less to buy a color copier. Make them a gift of one for Christmas.
     
  6. Otis Key

    Otis Key Elite Member

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    May 15, 2004
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New Mexico
    Richard - they can print it on a letter size page - just change the setting for acrobat when printing out - that's what I do for a few hard copies that I feel I need for the files - the others go to CD.

    I'm like Ray - only I charge them $25 - they're real cheap here and won't even order it if I go any higher so I figure $25 for one color copy and a buck in stamps - I still made money.
     
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Elite Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Georgia
    Got one lil' community bank.... they don't have a color printer. :rolleyes:
    If they sent more than 3 per year, I'd buy them one. :lol:
     
  8. TC

    TC Elite Member
    Gold Supporting Member

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    Jan 31, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Pennsylvania
    Before EDI I had 3 color printers to speed things up. I gave 2 of those away to my best clients, to me it's worth not spending money on paper, postage, and ink cartridges. I do have one Mom and Pop bank that wants hard copy, not a problem, and I don't charge extra.

    Did anyone reduce their fees once they started emailing them???

    TC
     
  9. Mike Garrett RAA

    Mike Garrett RAA Elite Member
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    Jan 14, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Colorado
    I had one request this year and I told them ..... your problem, VA says send it electronically and thats it.

    No I didnt reduce my fee when we started sending electronically.....it's been the same since 1993! :rofl:
     
  10. Terrel L. Shields

    Terrel L. Shields Elite Member
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    May 2, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Arkansas
    I have emailed perhaps 15 during the year. The rest are hard copy. I use about 20 reams of Hammermill Laser paper (the high dolla' kind) per year...that's just in legal length. If I emailed all, my computer would be tied up all day because i have about the slowest dial up in the world...good old CenturyTel...century old technology for the highest price and worst service..."does anything good ever come out of Lousy anner?"- Boss Hog
     
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