- Jan 15, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
I know I am not the only one getting this request. How do you handle it? Should you just make changes to the appraisal for free? I just received a e-mail from a former client that wanted me to just raise the value on my pre-construction appraisal report (no details, no new sales price disclosed). When I told them I needed a detailed list of changes and that it may need an appraisal update for $200, they went ballistic. She felt that I should not charge anything over the original agreed fee. My responding e-mail simply stated that it may need an appraisal update, but I have no idea without knowing the changes. This lender always takes an argumentative and attacking stance which is why I don't do business with them any more. I get this request for raising the value all the time on new home construction and many times it is for items that rarely affect the value. How do you guys handle this request? Silly me, I expect to get paid when they make changes that my esp did not forsee. Gee, you would think I would not have any clients left with my attitude, but I seem to have plenty of work.