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Another version of asking for a free comp search.

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Pamela Crowley (Florida)

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Can you believe this? Just received this email. Looks like another lender that wants a free comp search. Anyone know these people? I'm listed on that web site? I didn't know that, I think. :roll:

Subject: Found you on www.appraiserdatabase.com and I have an appraisal question.

Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 17:47:36 -0700

I was hoping you could help me out on this one. We are just now getting
into the Florida market and there was a property we couldn't get comps on.

The name and address is: Cebran Kohn 5523 SW County Rd 138 Fort White, Fl 32038

Thank You,

Chad Young
Sales Manager
Pacific Home Loans
 

David S. Roberson

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Tell 'em "Good Luck, I hope you find the comps you are looking for. If you need an appraisal, call me!"
 

BarbaraNJ

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Pamela:

Did not get a request for comparables, but I did get an email from someone saying that they got my name from the same site
("appraisersdatabase.com") asking if I wanted work in my area.

I responded by saying that I rarely turn down the opportunity to acquire another client, but that I did not give any quantity or other special discounts, and if they were looking for special low fees then we would likely not be doing business.

That was two+/- weeks ago. Have not heard anything since.

I wonder if some companies are using the "....we got your name from..." to attempt to sound legitimate.

Guess we will just have to watch and wait and keep one another informed.

Thank goodness for the Forum....I believe that it has kept many of us from falling for some of the new scams out there.
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

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Just who was the first appraiser to start accepting AMC work and comp searches? I would bet that appraiser doesn't do it anymore and I would bet the AMC's have turned their back on him/her. That first appraiser has a lot in common with the first person to bring the AIDS virus to the U.S. That person died from it and now there is an epidemic that has spread across the nation, claims millions of lives (appraisers) and growing. I bet Joe hates this analogy. Shouldn't we trace it down to the original carrier like they did the AIDS virus? We could put him/her in the appraisal history books and make him/her a question on CE tests. This is just a funny (sick) analogy that rings too true.
 

Mountain Man

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:lol: Tim, your mind is in overdrive tonight.
 

Richard Carlsen

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This is a really great service. (TIC)

I put in a request for an appraiser in my main county and got 4 answers. One appraiser is 55 miles north and the other 3 are about 180 miles south(Detroit area).

Bet I can find one closer than that.

Don't trade you Worldcom stock for this one.
 

P.Johnson

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Keep it simple. Tell them you have plenty of comps in this area and it should be no problem (assuming they didn't mention a value or range). Then give them your fax number and fees.
 

Pamela Crowley (Florida)

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Some of you might enjoy my response:

Mr. Young,

Please use the attached Appraisal Order Form, fill it in and fax it back to me. Once I locate the correct qualified and verifiable comps for this property, I will complete the Appraisal and deliver the Report. The Fort White area is rural and the base fee for an appraisal in this area starts at $500.

Thank you,
 

Tim Hicks (Texas)

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Very polite and to the point. I could not have said it better myself. Good Job, Pamela.
 
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Kevin Shannon

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$500? Wow!!! No wonder you have enough time to make 911 posts.
 
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