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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Yes, to present my comps and let the appraiser know if we had multiple offers.

Mar 16, 2018 11:54 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I typically do as the listing and selling agent as a matter of tradition.

Mar 16, 2018 11:52 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Every time I have a listing I make sure to meet the appraiser.   That's part of the job, to get the house to appraise.  Be there with comps, survey and floor plan....and list of updates categorized by year done.

Mar 16, 2018 12:46 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

 As a listing agent, we do.... we want to make sure they get in and if there are any questions, we want the appraiser to have those answers immediately....

Mar 16, 2018 12:32 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, I do - absolutely!

Mar 16, 2018 12:19 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Mar 16, 2018 11:52 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

An appraisal and an inspection are two different things in my experience. What is an appraisal inspection?

Mar 16, 2018 11:49 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

I make an effort to be there, if possible!

 

Mar 16, 2018 12:33 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

When I represent the buyer I attend their appraisal. I only attend on the sellers side when it's a short sale. Reason being it's smart to support your sale price. 

Mar 16, 2018 12:29 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I always do.

Mar 16, 2018 12:29 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It depends.  I communicate with the buyer's agent. If they plan to attend - I do not. If they cannot attend and ask me to be there, I do accommodate. Keep in mind, all markets are different/local.  In my current market most offers come with no contingencies.

Mar 16, 2018 12:22 PM
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Harjeet Bhatti
MB Financial Bank - Schaumburg, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 44 States

Its help if listing agent stay with appriser while he is doing appraisal. 

Mar 16, 2018 12:08 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, One could learn a lot.  A

Mar 16, 2018 12:02 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What do we get paid for if not to handle it all? 

Mar 16, 2018 02:32 PM
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729,525
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It depends. Recently an appraiser asked me for all the info i had on the property so i emailed it all to him ahead of time, and he also asked the owner to walk with him while he inspected the property in case he had any questions.

Mar 16, 2018 01:16 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do Andrea Moore 

Mar 16, 2018 10:21 PM
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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 price my properties so well I never fear the appraiser, I do my comps with the MLS and touring. That said, I often meet them and "happen to have those comps" with me.

FYI, the vacant properties tend to suffer stealth appraisers, they come & go without telling me sometimes as many appraisers here have Sentrilock Apps & or chip cards.

Mar 16, 2018 05:01 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes I do

Mar 16, 2018 02:01 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Andrea Moore Yes and I also bring comps with me.

Mar 16, 2018 01:09 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Not being there is like stopping at the 5 yard line. A lot of  bad crap (is that redundant?) can happen before the score can materialize.

Besides, appraisers are lazy, I'll help them stay that way. Here's my stuff.

 

Mar 16, 2018 12:41 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is a good idea to provide helpful information for the appraiser.

Mar 16, 2018 12:12 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great question and asnwers. Good luck. 

Oct 19, 2018 08:55 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Good answers are here. I hope you find the best one. 

Oct 19, 2018 08:53 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Nearly everytime many appraisers lack lockbox access and its a great opportunity to make your case 

Mar 21, 2018 10:57 AM
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Cynthia Biechler
Biechler Grp Real Estate w/HOMESMART Connect - Chicago - Chicago, IL

Yes, absolutely I attend. As a listing agent, provide the appraiser comps & list of upgrades. 

Mar 21, 2018 04:48 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This most likely differs on where you operate - but here in Denver I do attend, bring comps and also the upgrades with dates and costs.    They sometimes have questions beyond this info.

Mar 19, 2018 02:50 PM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I do. I bring comps, professional measurements, surveys and receipts for major home improvements. I've never not had a home appraise, even in a down market.

Mar 18, 2018 10:38 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on the situation.

Mar 17, 2018 08:19 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Mar 17, 2018 11:31 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They often go to listing agent for info and lock boxes. I rarely or have never seen a buyer agent taking interest or being there.

Mar 17, 2018 07:34 AM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

It is the listing agents job to promote the house and raise the value.

It is NOT the buyer agents job to be there or support anything...their only job is to get the price lowered if it does not appraise.

Eve

Mar 17, 2018 06:23 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Yes

Mar 17, 2018 05:42 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Depends.  Most of the time, yes, but occasionally I don't.

Mar 17, 2018 05:35 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Every tine, the appraisal is a step closer to closing, with appraisers coming from out of town, with appraisers not using real comps, i want to be there, show them the house, proof of value and build a rapport. 

Mar 17, 2018 05:07 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It depends! Sometimes you need to be present with comps in hand and sometimes you do not!

Mar 17, 2018 04:55 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I am there to supply my comps...

Mar 16, 2018 08:53 PM
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650,611
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Absolutely! There is too much riding upon the appraisal to take it for granted.

Mar 16, 2018 08:34 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No they can get this done without my getting in the way.

Mar 16, 2018 07:54 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrea Moore - In MA, Listing agents are present at the appraisals - in most cases.

Mar 16, 2018 07:35 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It depends. If it is unusual and I don't know the appraiser I go to unlock the house. If I have had a conversation with the appraiser and have no fears, I don't feel the need.

Mar 16, 2018 07:04 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Often, yes. If the property is under contract for a higher than market value, or a customized property, or a luxury one. I find that many appraisers don't know enough about the particularities a property, the customization or simply not qualified to appraise accordingly.

Mar 16, 2018 04:58 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Only if I anticipate that it will be hard to comp, or might come in low.  

Mar 16, 2018 04:44 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Most of the time, yes and I bring relevant comps with me.   Some appraisers appreciate that, others don't.  It really depends a lot on the individual.

Mar 16, 2018 03:32 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes, or I leave things for the appraiser. I don't care who it is, I leave them the comps because you can't trust them to find the correct ones.

Mar 16, 2018 03:12 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

It is a good idea as is the only real chance to present comparables - if you do it AFTER it comes in low, not much help. 

Also, best practice to make sure carbon monoxide detector is working, as not having one caused $150- 200 reinspection fee 

Mar 16, 2018 02:57 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Absolutely! Also provide good comps and additional information about home.

Mar 16, 2018 02:24 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  Absolutely!  Gotta give them my comps and talk about how wonderful the house is and all the upgrades.

Mar 16, 2018 02:24 PM