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appraisalondemand

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I was wondering what the proper way to refer an appraisal to another appraiser in a city where you are geo incompetent. I received an order for a city that is just outside of my boundaries and I happen to know an appraiser there. Is it best to let the client know first? or the other appraiser. Seems simple, but for some reason I have not crossed this bridge yet and want to make sure to do it correctly.

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Mike Kennedy

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Many of us on AF routinely refer Clients TO other Ethical Appraisers across the country.
 

Richard Carlsen

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I would do it through the client since the appraiser to use is the clients choice.

Call the client, thank him for the order and tell him that you are not comfortable at this time doing appraisals in that market due to a very limited experience. Then tell him that you have checked with a well qualified appraiser in that market whom you know, who does in fact, know that market area. Give him the appraisers name and phone number. Now step back and let the client and the referral appraiser do their thing.

Do not inquire about the order or anticipate any referral fee unless you made arrangements in advance.
 

Mike Boyd

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If you know an appraiser in that market area, give the client his/her name and phone number. Unless you anticipate working with that appraiser on the report, maybe to get geo competence, do not ask for or accept a referral fee. They are too small to split.
 
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