- Aug 8, 2016
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
Hi all. I'm working on an appraisal for a probate case. I usually use the GA form in TOTAL for any non-lender work, but this time the client (a lawyer for whom I've done a few) said they don't require anything that lengthy for this particular situation. I don't have much experience with probate in general, and I don't have any experience with narrative appraisals. He said all he wants is a paragraph or two, as the home is in bad shape and is going to probably be razed by whomever buys it. I don't know what's acceptable in probate town, but I don't feel that's formal enough (or thorough enough?) because I'm so conditioned to include the minutiae required on lender forms. I don't mind using the GA form, but I don't want to create more work for myself if the intended user doesn't need/want it. I'm confident I can support a valuation with a letter, but I have never done it so I don't know if a page of narrative is going to fly with a probate judge? What is the shortest non-lender form in TOTAL? Thanks in advance for your input.