- Jan 14, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
I'm getting sick and tired of getting pressure from realtors. Working on two purchases coming in under purchase price. The realtors are telling my clients what I should do in order to make the value. Funny, I can do hundreds of appraisals but let me come in low JUST ONCE and all of the sudden everyone thinks I don't know what I'm doing and think they can do a better job. Whoever said appraisers come in at the sale price is probably correct, it they didn't they'd lose their livlihood because realtors put so much pressure on them. BTW who's protecting the buyers? In both my cases neither the listing agent nor the buyer's agent cares. They're BOTH on my case. And, they're BOTH pressuring my client. In one case the realtor said that they have an appraiser that would come in at the purchase price. Let's see.......I have TWO real estate agents and a lending institution questioning my credibility.....none of which would happen if I'd have just "rolled over" and "come in" at their value! Rant, Rant, Rant............