- Jan 15, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- North Carolina
Yes, indeed I understand your question. Standard question in your mind when being asked to quote: Uh Oh... ? I say this because they give you an address. If your like me you look it up quick ...then grab some comps YOU would probably use.... If it looks relatively easy, then an alarm bell goes off in my head. I think "number or contract Hitter' then I think OK, he/she had to go outside a mile circle; older than 6 months; condition issues; line adjustments wild; blah blah and tried to explain it in one sentence,How can any appraiser quote a fee to review an appraisal before seeing the actual appraisal? Half the time no new comparables are required, I end up not accepting the adjustments or wanting my own adjustments, resulting in a value conclusion inconsistent with the one put forth in the appraisal under review.
Here is an actual example: "The comparable were the best available." That's it! LOL What was even worse; the dummy put that on a separate legal length Page all by itself. Nothing else. Didn't even take the time to Title the Page except at the top left corner; "Addendum" He did this and left Page three URAR BLANK!