Should the appraiser be paid for: Travel Time to and from the subject, the comparables and township, assessor offices? Mileage on company vehicle (this covers repair cost, replacement cost for auto, replacement cost for tires, monthly oil changes and such)? Office time to write the report? Office expenses that include each reports share of phone/lights, hardware/software replacement, business insurance (gen lib, REO, commercial auto), realtor association dues, MLS dues, CE classes, on going education, license renewal, membership in appraisal associations, reference books and publications, health insurance? Let’s take my appraisal for yesterday: I left the office at 8:00 a.m. and returned at 5:30 p.m. I covered 350 miles looking at the one subject five comparables, and two listings, stop by the court house and the village offices for non-on line data. As well as stopping by several non-MLS real estate offices for there recent sales. I feel a reasonable fee should be $75 per hour travel time for 8 hours = $600. My auto expense .53cents per mile $185.00. Office time of 4 hours to research and write the report $300.00. Office expenses $35 per report. The fee for this report is $1120.00 is this really out of reason??? Should more work and more hours be charged for as well? I base this fee on what my auto repair shop; my plumber, my vet, heating and cooling, TV/appliance people have charge me in the last four months. If you think it is out of reason why? If you think it is reasonable, why?