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Old 04-26-2012, 01:56 PM
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Default Parking in front of someones house

I guess that it is true that homeowners think that they own the spot in front of their house.

My car is on the left. Do you think he could of parked any closer?
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:28 PM
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Sounds like a new category for Joan to track....Appraisers who park in front of houses they are about to value, mmm....the nerve of those darn intrusive Appraisers!
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:47 PM
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I had a borrower complain because the first few feet of my car was visible in the front shot. I had just come back from a morning in the country running up and down some very sloppy muddy roads and my car was pretty muddy. She said that having that picture somehow lowered the value of the appraisal.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:50 PM
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I had a borrower complain because the first few feet of my car was visible in the front shot. I had just come back from a morning in the country running up and down some very sloppy muddy roads and my car was pretty muddy. She said that having that picture somehow lowered the value of the appraisal.
If it was that cheap piece of junk in your avatar, I'd have to agree with her.
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I had a borrower complain because the first few feet of my car was visible in the front shot.......
Appraiser Rules:

1. Always take exterior photos first.
2. Always have extra batteries for the camera.
3. Always have a photo with the car in it, it proves you were actually there.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:05 PM
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Actually it is a fairly nice Honda CRV AWD. It was just really dirty.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:22 PM
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I always get my car in the subject photo. I am waiting for the day when a homeowner tells the bank that I was not at the house. Come on, make my day homeowners!
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:35 PM
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You bunch of dopes! I pic of your car in FRONT of the house doesn't prove you were IN the house. You need a pic of your car IN the house, or at least in the garage.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:40 PM
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You bunch of dopes! I pic of your car in FRONT of the house doesn't prove you were IN the house. You need a pic of your car IN the house, or at least in the garage.
I typically take a photo of me hugging up on the homeowner with my cellphone like I was posting a drunken photo on Facebook. Red solo cup, I fill you up
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:54 PM
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As I took the photo of the front of the semi-detached subject, I made sure to crop out the people sitting on their porch of the house next door. As I was getting into my car parked in front the house next door, the old lady who just saw me exit the adjacent home starts screaming at me for taking her picture.

Even as I explain that she is not in the photo, that I am appraising the house next door, she says she is calling the cops, going to confiscate my camera, have her son teach me a lesson. I just ignored her got in my car and drove away. You just have to love the old crazy ladies.
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