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Midwest Guy

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Most parts of my market is has been stable through the national crunch!

Many of the locals are very slow, however my new appraiserusa listing is keeping me in business!

To put things in persective many nationwide lenders have moved their solicitation to my market. Stable prices and modest values are making this market appealing.
 

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Glad it's working for you Jim!
 

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I signed up about 2 months ago and we got three orders and one guy "needing a number". Great resource.
 

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All I've had were what appear to be sleazy comp check requests asking if I can make a value or more. Not one legitimate request. They say "I've got a subject that appraised at $1.5 9 months ago looking for more to make the loan work. Can you get a higher value?" The other request said, "we are looking for $700,000 or more for the loan please let me know if we can at least hit that value?"
 

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Hi,

If you don't want comp check requests you should check the "no comp checks" box in your listing. When you do this a statement will appear in your listing as such: "We do not provide free comp checks, there is a fee for all professional services rendered".

Also another statement will appear in the "contact form" which states: "We do not provide free comp checks, please do not ask".

Not that this will stop all of them, but it will stop some. If you put that in your listing and still get them, just delete those requests, no need to reply back to them or waste any time with them. Just click delete, it only takes a second. Much less time than when someone calls you on the phone making the same request.

There have been some people who were able to convert such contacts into orders by taking time to explain to the people how what they are asking isn't the way to do it. Others don't have the patience to try to explain, so it's up to you.

In any event, you have only had your free listing for 3 months, so give it some time. If you get 1 lead in 1 year that turns out to be a paying job then you are ahead of the game.

All I've had were what appear to be sleazy comp check requests asking if I can make a value or more. Not one legitimate request. They say "I've got a subject that appraised at $1.5 9 months ago looking for more to make the loan work. Can you get a higher value?" The other request said, "we are looking for $700,000 or more for the loan please let me know if we can at least hit that value?"
 

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I can see that someone might be able to get a loan out of some of the requests but the blatant "shopping for value" made me leery of responding to them.
 

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I can see that someone might be able to get a loan out of some of the requests but the blatant "shopping for value" made me leery of responding to them.
I understand. Just delete those. We have no control over what someone might ask you to do, just like when someone calls you on the phone and asks you to do something you don't want to do.

Again, I advise editing your listing and check the "no comp checks" option as per my previous message. It will help some.
 
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