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Ken B

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"Please be advised that this email is not a secure communication and as such no part of this email is to be considered a proper communication tool for appraisal or real estate consulting. The only way proper value and service is given is by a certified copy of an actual narrative or form report. Otherwise, no warranty or guarantee is given and in the event of a report those findings are subject to limitations as placed in the report."

I'm trying to figure out exactly what this disclaimer means. It seems to me that the party using this statement is trying to circumvent USPAP reporting requirements. I have no idea what the second portion of the last sentence is trying to state or how it is pertinent to the statements preceding it.
 

Don Clark

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"Please be advised that this email is not a secure communication and as such no part of this email is to be considered a proper communication tool for appraisal or real estate consulting. The only way proper value and service is given is by a certified copy of an actual narrative or form report. Otherwise, no warranty or guarantee is given and in the event of a report those findings are subject to limitations as placed in the report."

I'm trying to figure out exactly what this disclaimer means. It seems to me that the party using this statement is trying to circumvent USPAP reporting requirements. I have no idea what the second portion of the last sentence is trying to state or how it is pertinent to the statements preceding it.


You are correct. It is an attempt to say that the opinion of value I gave you is not really an appraisal. Sorry! Won't work. You cannot circumvent USPAP with such self serving statements.

They are also trying to say that, although I lied to you to get the assignment and told you it was worth $1.2 mil, the actual report supercedes that and it is actually only worth what is stated in the report. That won't work either unless you acknowledge that the prior communication is an appraisal, and they are trying to say it is not by use of a disclaimer.

Twisted, twisted logic.m2:
 

Marcia Langley

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I agree, it is pure BS. The writer is intending to protect himself from what he knows is his own wrongdoing. And it simply won't work the way he thinks it will.
 

Ken B

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Marcia Langley;1625502 And it simply won't work the way he thinks it will.[/QUOTE said:
I think you are quite correct about that statement.
 

RSW

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Where did you get that from? What a piece of Shi$.
 

Mike Boyd

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I didn't take it the way the rest of you did. BUT, it is mid-afternoon and time for me to stop thinking appraisal.

It sounds to me the writer is saying that he is not guaranteeing that the report will not be changed by some other entity and that the only way they can be sure is to get some sort of report with an original signature by the writer.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

leelansford

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"Please be advised that this email is not a secure communication and as such no part of this email is to be considered a proper communication tool for appraisal or real estate consulting. The only way proper value and service is given is by a certified copy of an actual narrative or form report. Otherwise, no warranty or guarantee is given and in the event of a report those findings are subject to limitations as placed in the report."

I'm trying to figure out exactly what this disclaimer means. It seems to me that the party using this statement is trying to circumvent USPAP reporting requirements. I have no idea what the second portion of the last sentence is trying to state or how it is pertinent to the statements preceding it.

What was attached to the disclaimer?
 

Caligirl

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I didn't take it the way the rest of you did. BUT, it is mid-afternoon and time for me to stop thinking appraisal.

It sounds to me the writer is saying that he is not guaranteeing that the report will not be changed by some other entity and that the only way they can be sure is to get some sort of report with an original signature by the writer.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

I agree with Mike. I read it as the appraiser saying that an old school, certified appraisal (ie hard copy) is the only way to verify you've received exactly what the appraiser sent.
 

incognito

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The only way proper value and service is given is by a certified copy of an actual narrative or form report.
Hmmm, I guess that means we can not do restricted reports any more...

This individual has a poor grasp on things. Even his/her use of the terms "narrative" and "form" are not correct, and should be "self contained" and "summary".

Lastly, since when did an appraisal report have to be written at all? SR 2-4 clearly recognizes the validity of an oral report.
 

Caligirl

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We can't really have an opinion unless we know what was involved with this 'disclaiming'. Is there an appraisal of some kind involved?
 
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