- Jul 20, 2003
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
I just wanted to put it out there that appraisers are not in the business of ordering title reports, we can't afford it with the low fees and barely have enough time to complete the report. Also, for Counties with GIS and the junk data from Co Records via MLS does not give very good legal descriptions in TN. The lender should provide the legal description via title report. WHY IS IT ON THE FORM ANYWAY! Legal descriptions can be very complex depending on the type and frankly the liability of the legal description should not be placed on the appraiser. We are here to value, not do complex title tasks and we aren't paid enough to go get the deeds, nor do we have that kind of time.