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For the life of me, I can't understand why Realtors feel it is so hard to meet an appraiser when he/she appraises the home. Be kind to the appraiser and supply him/her with the comps used to determine value.  A few kind words and actions might go a long way to supporting the price the home sold for. After all, it was the agent who worked with the seller to determine the price the home was listed at,  negotiated a price, based on something-----.  What a great way to show value to your seller, that you have done everything you can to substantiate the price.  After that, it is in the appraiser's hands, but at least, you have the satisfaction of knowing you did all you could for your your seller.

Herb Hamilton
RE/MAX Preferred Inc. Realtors - Portland, OR
Real Estate Broker ,CDPE, Downtown Portland


I am not sure about Ohio but in Oregon after two years of major rule changes we are not allowed to bring comps. There is a complete seperation even loan officers are only allowed to place an order.

My first apraisal after the rule changes I brought comps only to have them turned down by the appraiser.

Apr 15, 2010 01:58 AM
Linda Whiting
Real Living HER - Powell, OH

I guess if you can't give them, and they won't accept them, you could just be there to answer any questions and let them know that you have any information to help them if they need it.  I would always just be as nice as possible, never doubting their ability.  Just being there could help.

Apr 15, 2010 02:05 AM