- Nov 23, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
Get order from good client, call homeowner and she tells me she had 2 other appraisals, 1 within the last 6 months for $$$$$$ and she needs to know if my appraisal will come in at least within $5000 of the others. She says I don't want to pay for something I can't use. I tell her I can't guarantee any value, don't know if these other appraisals are any good, plus the market is soft at this time, I'll have to see. She says I'm very argumentative and she doesn't think she wants me doing her appraisal. I tell her I think she should get someone else also. I call lender and tell them after the conversation with borrower I won't do this appraisal because it might appear that I was biased if I come in low after my conversation with the homeowner. Give it to someone else. Person in appraisal dept. gets mad, says you mean you're refusing to do it, I say because of the circumstances yes, person slams phone down. This is how you lose clients. Maybe this client wasn't so good after all.