Today I spoke to this disgruntled realtor that was complaining to me that we have been appraising their short sales and REO properties too high and that the banks are soon going to cut appraiser's off in all REO and short sale work. I wanted to tell this lady off, but kept polite and professional. I am sorry that we are not low balling every appraisal so that your 50+ properties that you are marketing all over the state does not get multiple offers and that you are not making your commission check faster. I am tired of this crap from realtors pressuring us to value low. The BPO will never replace an appraisal, since most realtors don't have a clue on market reaction. Right now they go with the lowest sales in the area in their BPO to come up with the value. There are a few realtors that I have spoken to that really know what they are doing and correctly fill out BPO's, but they are the very few that actually know how to do it correctly.