Category: Consumers, AMC, Appraisal Management Companies, Lenders, Banks, Mortgage Companies,

YES..Appraisers can be your friend too..

Yes, you just read that headline correctly. The Appraiser can be your friend too. See, most agents and others seem to look at the Appraiser as a deal killer, a person who dictates the market, a person who makes the transaction harder than it should be, or that person who disagrees with the contract price.

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The Past, A Question & Where To GO.

As an appraiser, my job is to look into the past to locate sales that have sold and use them to generate a value opinion of what a home is worth today. My job is always living in the past while trying to determine the immediate future. For someone trying to figure out his future

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Do you know what you are getting into?

I have written many blog posts here, mainly for the consumer to read and understand what is actually happening in the world of Real Estate Valuations. My blogs range from being overcharged for appraisals so the middle man (the appraisal management company or AMC) can make money, lenders still pressuring appraisers to hit a value,

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A Little Push Can’t Hurt Right? Wrong!!

Well, here we go again. In my previous blog posts titled “Round and Round” and “Pressure My Story”, I spoke to examples of how lenders and/or AMCs have been pushing and pressuring appraisers to hit certain values on transactions. If an appraiser did not hit these numbers, or make changes to make the transaction work

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Planet Of The Cheapskates

Where to start with this? Do I have to refer you back to my past articles like “What’s Not in Your Wallet or Appraisers Outraged?” Where do we even begin…. We begin here. Another story of an Appraisal Management Company going out of business owing tons of money to appraisers for services they provided. Coester

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