Contacted by local Realtor. He and a property owner would like an appraisal of a property that they have been trying to sell for just short of a year. They are going to split the appraisal fee and each wants a copy of the appraisal report. Issues: The realtor wants the report for the intended use (I presume) of having someone else take a beating if the property still doesn't sell (LOL). The property owner wants an opinion of value to re-market the home at a price that will attract a buyer. Q1: Are these different intended uses? If not, fine. I can identify both of the parties as clients and intended users. If they are different intended uses, are the uses so different that it will affect development and reporting? Should I avoid identifying both parties as clients/intended users? Q2: The market is slow but a year of exposure is not atypical for high dollar oceanfront property. So as of this date it is at about the high range of DOM for a property of it's class but not excessively so. What definition of of market value should I use if the clients want an opinion of value for the quickest sale as opposed to the possibility of another year on the market (They have had it listed a $1.5mm but reducing it by 10% might lead to immediate offers... who knows?). Q3: What sort of questions should I ask them to extract enough information to set the proper scope of work? I worry that if I give them an egghead dissertation on all the issues they may get confused and nervous. This is hard to explain on the ineternet so it may take a couple of replies/clarifications.