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Number of pages in your work file?

How many pages in your average completed work file?

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Chris Harrison

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Utah
I would like to know what the average number of pages you have in a completed work file? I went to my file cabinet and randomly pulled 2 files and found 56-59 pages. Not real scientific but they were average recent appraisal files.

Thanks
Chris
 

terr

Freshman Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Wisconsin
What do your 60 pages consist of?

Terr
 

Blue1

Elite Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
California
If you include a complete hard copy of the report I would say 40 to 60. Are you including a copy of the report also?
 

Chris Harrison

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Utah
I do include a hard copy of my report in the file. It is required by my state to have a signed and stamped copy. I have a copy of all the comparables considered during the appraisal, sold, listings and under contract. Sales/listing history of subject and comparables I used. Abstract from the county to support the MLS information, building card, tax history and plat map. A copy of the request, notes, drawings, invoice, copy of check and interior photos.

The files have been getting thicker over the years and that is the reason for my poll. I can't wait til a 3 year history is required! I know many appraisers still don't check the 1 year history and few look at active and expired listings for the neighborhood in my area.

Many of the reviews I do have the canned statement of "no sale in last year". It may have been listed and expired 3 times, but it didn't sale. The same home is for sale down the street for $10,000 under the appraised value of the subject and has been on the market for 18 months and the appraiser wants to know what active and expired listings have to do with appraising the subject. Makes ya wonder sometimes.

I guess I'm like Mike G. and can't do more than 1 in an 8 hour day. When I see an appraiser doing 10 or 20 appraisals a week I want to know how big their work file is and what they are considering in the assignment.

Chris
 

TC

Elite Member
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Pennsylvania
The only thing in my file is a cd rom with all info used in report: listing sheet; comps; plot plan; all in PDF format. Field notes are written on the file folder. I generally keep all files for at least 7 years, makes it easy when you re-inspect the same property.

TC
 
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