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I wish, I wish, I wish some days

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Ray Miller

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Wisconsin
Doing a divorce appraisal. Owner will not let anyone in the home, need a court order and sheriff, sheriff says he may need additional support staff, who is going to pay the bill?

Call county which does not have any thing on line. Made a trip to the court house for tax data. Call the township assessor, says they have nothing in their office on the subject and the owner would not let them in last spring. Says what information they have is at the township clerks office, called her and she will not be in till a week from this friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. says there is not much data on the file card casue the people have been a real pill, so they just assess them at the highest value and guess at the rest.

Whats a simiple cookie cutter like????? Are thier really such things out in the real world.

Stone you want to help me on this one? Its out in Redneck country!!!
 

Joker

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Ohio
If it's for divorce, the attorneys can file as part of discovery and they will have to let an appraiser in.
 

stefan olafson

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North Dakota
Ray,

Wear your bullet proof appraisers outfit if the attorneys force this individual to let you in!
 

Restrain

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Florida
Be sure the Sheriff takes the guy into temporary custody, and don't leave a card or mention your name to the guy. I've had to sneak into a home before for a divorce appraisal.

If you can get close enough with a telephoto lens (always carried one), then SWAG it and give disclaimers, if no access is possible.
 

Mike Boyd

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Jan 18, 2002
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California
Make the attorney(s) go with you.
 

AnonApprsr

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Massachusetts
Ray,

Wear your bullet proof appraisers outfit if the attorneys force this individual to let you in!
I honestly do wear my vest when going to some parts of Boston, Brockton, and New Bedford/Fall River. I was able to luckily purchase this from a Coast Guard friend who purchased them from the Coast Guard a few years back at some sort of surplus auction or whatever. I love it!
 

Tom Eichholz

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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Kansas
I'd stop running all over the place and simply call the attorney who retained you and say that the value will have to be stipulated in court because you can't gain access and therefore can't perform an appraisal on what you can't see.

Put the ball back into their court.

(Sounds like you'll be lucky if you get paid, regardless).
 
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