- Jan 17, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
Wonder if any others are sensing that manufactured sales are under stress and closer scrutiny lately ? Received a call today from dealer in such homes who needed a rush appraisal on a "package" deal of land and home within very, very close proximity to where so many acres haved been recently burned out. The scenario was...There is a site out there with an old mobile on it, which will get taken off, then we are going to put a new single-wide manufactured on it....and don't worry, it will be put on a permanent foundation....and I'll need about $120,000 in your value to help these folks get established.......(Pause, while I think about what you just said)......Dealer says she will fax me the specs on the house, and just how soon can you start this report ?......I asked where the site was, but did not learn how much land it was. I asked when the new home was to be set on that foundation so I could see it. It won't be set up soon enough for you to see it. I calmly said it seemed quite awkward that you are insisting I provide you a $120K value....today....for a property which does not yet exist....and within an area which right now is experiencing the challenges of natures fury. I am not so sure that I am going to be able to help you on this one. Within 7/10's of a second from saying that I heard a hard slam of the phone on other end, and that conversation was over. Never clear who the client was really going to be or for what purpose my appraisal would serve. Wow.