Same Day Appraisal In Alexandria

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Same Day Appraisal In Alexandria

I was asked just a couple of weeks ago if I could peform a same day appraisal in Alexandria.  This same-day-service request was for a new home purchase, and there was a problem with the report that the bank had ordered.  There were movers scheduled for the following day, and time was running out.


Same Day Appraisal In Alexandria

The client offered me $1,000 (for what is typically a $400 report).  Still, I responded that I wasn't sure.  Even though my schedule was clear, I didn't know if I could gather up all of the pieces, and turn around an accurate opinion in that short of a time.  Whether it's $1,000 or $10,000, there is a lot of data to sift through, and there are a lot of elements of comparison (features) that are necessary to isolate.  And I write my reports in sections--not in linear fashion from beginning to end--so I never really considered how long it took to finish.
In the end, I did it.  I even had a few hours to spare.  I delivered a same day appraisal to my client in Alexandria City.  I followed all of the steps, I always do.  I considered everything, and I arrived at a very likely conclusion (based on the market information).  I seldom hear about what happens afterward, but in this case, I learned that the buyer was able to complete his negotiation get the house. 

Same Day Appraisal In Alexandria
So ... now that I know that with extreme focus (and flexible accessability to the house, of course), I can perform an appraisal in the same day.

So, at a thousand bucks, I don't expect to sell too many of these.  You're a lot better off ordering early and paying less than half that, but if you're in a bind, and you'd like to order a same day appraisal in Alexandria (or Arlington, Washington DC, Fairfax, Prince William, or other counties in Northern Virginia), head on over to


Comments (1)

Sara Goodwin
Ashcroft & Associates - Portland, OR
Portland, Oregon Appraiser

If my schedule permits, I will always except these with the condition that it may not be available within their time-frame, in which case I eliminate the rush fee (I always get all the itemized fees in writing, preferably on the engagement letter). I have yet to have to eliminate the rush fees, but it's always good to be up front and remind clients  of all that's involved and all that could delay their report.  They should know this, as it is often their follies that delayed the appraisal in the first place.

I'm fortunate enough to have an assistant available to me for order entry which saves a great deal of time and focus. I am not sure I could make these crazy deadlines at all if not for him ~


May 12, 2014 02:38 AM