Appraisals: Still a Thorn in Your Side

We know you’re having a hard time with appraisals today. We hear from sales associates and brokers regularly that they’re seeing transactions collapse because the appraisal comes in well below the price agreed to by the buyer and the seller.

Having a value come in at something other than what was hoped for is one thing, but that’s not what practitioners say is the problem. The problem is that valuations are systemically coming in at questionable values because so many appraisers lack experience and famliarity with the market and they’re overly hurried to meet required turn-around times set by the lender or appraisal managememt company (AMC)… more

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