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It's NOT my job to subsidize the big guys...

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Farm Gal

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How often do you all (who dare to admit :roll: occasional AMC work) get a call for an atypical or out in the boondocks property on which you decline the assignment, tell them WHY in very concrete terms...
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and then for the next week or so get the thing reassigned to you again and again and again. :evil: :evil:

And then when (not if :roll: ) they finally agree to meet your standard for this type of property fee for this-- Atypical-out-in-the-boonies thing which you didn't really really want to take on in the first place :evil: wind up have them riding your tail because it has sat around for so long
and (here's the REAL kicker) was originally assigned to you on acceptance date Minus 10 :crazyeyes:

I need Valium for that kind of client call

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and the end user is one who beat the client AMC into some hokey take it or leave it fee structure :roll:

so repeat after me: Its NOT My Job to Subsidize the Big Guys.... :evil:
 

Carnivore

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Lee Ann,

I understand. Recently BIG Bank ABC called. Said they need a quote on a 2 mil prop, even gave me the address on my answering machine. I recognized the address and so I quoted $1,000 dollars for this family.
They did not call back, hmmm wonder why. I hope the trainee and his supervisor pull there hair out. tee hee

point is bid it high enough so as if you get it forced on you at least the bucks will be right.
 

TEL2002

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Louisiana
Lee Ann

Each time they call back, increase your fee another $25.00. After awhile, it could be the best paying job you ever did.

It sounds like the person you talked to was swamped with making hundreds of calls. Got back around to that job and forgot they had called you before. Or, it gets handed off to someone else and there was no mention that you had been called...thus you get called again.
 

Farm Gal

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:? 8O Oh you GOTTA love this job....

The above rant just resulted in my making a perfect idiot of myself when an entirely unrelated party called just a few minutes ago with an address that at first sound I ASSumed was the subject of original rant. Come to find out is was intellegent homeowner looking for a Relo Appraiser located (wouldn't cha know) a whopping less than a mile away hence near identical rural address names!

So I (again) ASSumed that he was another clerk from AMC A and sarcastically inquired if he had read the notes on the file and ....

once we BOTH had figured out what in the heck was going on
we *may* still get the assignment or we may not but I HATE being wrong, at fault and a general idiot :oops: :oops: ...

so much for professionalism... :(
 

Mountain Man

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Lee Ann,
:oops: I've done the exact same thing before.
Just 'splain who you thought they were, why you were mad, and that they can even call you at home to make up for the goof. 8O Okay, maybe not the last one. 8)
 

larryhaskell

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Nevada
Lee Ann:

I thought it sounded a little humorous. Every one on this forum can relate I'm sure. Ranting helps.
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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Colorado
Got an assignment from Appraisal.com today. The fee is $350 and they want to pay me $310. Since this is a short month, I accepted. Minutes later, an appraisal review company in Florida calls and asks if I can do a field review in a neighboring county and what was my turn time and fee. I said, a week and $300...they said "goodbye". Did I mention it is colder n cold here and the snow is getting deep in the mountains?
 

Mountain Man

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8O Mike, you reducing your fee by $10 :!: 8O :lol: :lol:

Jes' joking. I get lots of turn downs for my field review fee too. :wink:
 
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Bemis Pownall

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We got a request today for a review

Subject plus 6 comps
and they wanted 3 more..

why dont they order an AVM for this..?

we qouted them $500 and a week
win some lose some..as Ive been told
 
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