As a realtor, you want to make sure your client is getting the best service possible. That means getting a fair and accurate appraisal. There are several things you can do to ensure your service with appraisers goes smoothly.
Know Your Rights
There is a specific timeframe for communication, as per regulations, which can be tricky. If you have comparables to show or questions to ask, you’ll want to do it upfront, before the appraiser gets started. The same can be said for communication your client has for the appraiser. If there are any issues with the final report that need to be addressed, your client can ask the appraiser to look over the report again, but you may need a second opinion as communication can become difficult after your scheduled appraisal.
An appraiser is meant to be an impartial 3rd party. So even if you have great information beforehand, they may still use their own gathered sources. It’s not personal; it’s just the job. That being said, if you have good comparables the appraiser might not have access to, information about renovations or any other important paperwork, have it prepared and ready before they step foot on site. Most appraisers won’t go back after their initial report and look over those papers if they’ve been given too late.
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