Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA   Relo Specialist (KW Elite )

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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I have done this yes for my seller/buyer, but I do it, not the client. As to whether or not they cooperate, that is the question, but I have done this and did so as recent as this year and years past. I typically get a the contact info since they call me for access.

Nov 29, 2016 07:48 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

As Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS answered -- I would make the call and since the appraiser will need to contact me for access, I will have his/her contact information.   As Thomas mentioned whether they cooperate or not is another issue which I likely willl have no control.  

Nov 29, 2016 08:02 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am with Michael Jacobs on this.  

Nov 29, 2016 07:36 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Thomas gave the right answer....

Nov 29, 2016 07:50 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS has a good answer.

However, in our profession our COE prevents us from sharing any info with anyone other than the client without written permission from the client.

Nov 29, 2016 08:40 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've not had this come up, but I'd go with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS's route.  The seller could become argumentative, it's best to have that impartial third party as the go-between.

Nov 29, 2016 06:29 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Exactly what Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS said!  You, not your seller can contact them with regards to the repairs.

Nov 29, 2016 04:50 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The seller has no right to the information. I will contact the buyers agents and get permission to contact the appraiser

Nov 29, 2016 02:59 PM
Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

If seller gets personal with the appraiser it could cause buyer to have to order new appraisal. I would NOT advise a seller to call them. Appraiser will tell seller they are not his client and they have no obligation to return calls or answer questions.  What are the repair conditions I can tell you what is needed- send me the list and I will be happy to clairify in detail. It is a FEDERAL OFFENSE with huge fines to influence appraisers I would not go there. On lighter news: this stupid law may get trashed withthe new adminstration.

Nov 29, 2016 12:50 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

That assumes someone will give the seller the contact information!  If it's on the inspection report, and if I were a seller with a question, I'd call.  What are they going to do?  

Nov 29, 2016 07:45 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

The principal always can contact or hire an independent appraiser. But an experienced realtor would always advice on necessary repairs, especially when a home inspection is done as well. 

Jul 28, 2017 09:24 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

The listing agent probably could, but not sure if the Seller would be able to get this info.

Dec 01, 2016 07:23 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm guessing the sellers agent would be the better choice for this contact.

Nov 30, 2016 08:32 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thomas has the answer.

Nov 30, 2016 07:30 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

If the Seller has their contact information what would prevent them from doing so?

Nov 30, 2016 05:01 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry - I do not recommend that. Ask all the questions through propert channels.

Nov 29, 2016 11:26 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I know the real estate brokers talk with the appraisers per 

Nov 29, 2016 09:13 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

sounds fair to me! 

Nov 29, 2016 08:43 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Best for the agent to do, it but I don't see why as long as it's strictly factual and informational that clarification of what's required can't be obtained. I suppose if you wanted to be technical you could have the broker contact the appraisal management company and pose those questions to the appraiser period Then nobody's talking to him & you get your answer anyway.

Nov 29, 2016 07:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Use a licensed contractor for the needed repairs.

Nov 29, 2016 04:04 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Sure why not.  I will have their contact info as they need to call me for code to get into home.

Nov 29, 2016 03:52 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

The seller should not contact the appraiser. The listing agent should already have the appraisers name and number from meeting them for the appraisal, and then simply call for clarification if needed. The however part is the request most often will come from the buyer agent who was told what was needed and included it in a addendum with specification for repair. 

Nov 29, 2016 03:21 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

There are definately certain FHA requirements on the condition of a home for it to pass the appraisal.  These are published and you can submit these to your seller.  You can also contact the FHA appraiser yourself (they will call you for access) and ask him/her what he will be looking for.

Nov 29, 2016 01:15 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I thought no but hopefully a LO can jump in to answer. I never have been able to.

Nov 29, 2016 11:37 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

As a sellers agent, I have and will continue to do so...

Nov 29, 2016 10:17 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't know why you could contact the appraiser in this case, especially since you would have their contact information when they got in touch for access to the home. Whether the appraiser cooperates is another matter.

Nov 29, 2016 08:21 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

There's no reason you can't call the appraiser to discuss a condition of the appraisal/financing for clarification.

Nov 29, 2016 08:05 AM