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Yes and bring comps. Agents need to properly and agressively represent their principals in all phases of the transaction.
John McCormack, CRS
Granite Bay, CA
The listing agent should attend. Absolutely. I like to attend when I'm the buyer's agent, too. I think it's important that the appraiser know that you're interested and engaged in the process no matter which side you represent.
Sandy Padula and Norm...
I do not attend appraisals.
John McCormack, CRS
Would the one who hired the agent, the homeowner, want their advocate in the fight to stay home and sip tea and munch on muffins while the buyer's advocate, the bank, allows the lowest bidder to determine the outcome?
If the listing agent is not there, if the listing agent does not know what to do, if the listing agent is unaware of the risks, they must understand they are not serving their client well.
Understand, there is a difference between what you hand the appraiser and what they pick up. You hand the appraiser information regarding the tangible assets of the home and recent VALID comps. It is extremely important to note what is not on that list.
my team members attend every appraisal on one of our listings....ALWAYS... the listing agent has the responsibility of providing the comps to show that the property is worth the sale price, especially if the appraiser has a difficult time with it....the buyer agent does not belong at the property when the appraiser is there....that's never happened to us, and WILL NEVER....
EVERY TIME because if the appraisal goes bad, the sale could be over.
I think that you should be there for the appraisal and to present comps whenever possible
Adam - I typically will be there for the appraisal.
you should be there , in theory it shouldnt matter. but in theory , obama was going to improve the economy. :)
point out features unusual to the property.make sure a good list of comps is provided (that they can take ) andddddd make notations on some really low ones (with pics if possible) showing why it sold for what it did
It is not a bad idea, especially if you have good comps to support the price.
I ALWAYS attend, and if it is not possible, I will email the comps and the list of upgrades for the home to the appraiser. Have yet to have an appraisal come in low yet in the last couple of years, and with our crazy offers, amazing!
Yes as the listing agent I meet the appraiser. I provide the comps I used, a copy of the floor plan and any other information relevant to the property. I'm not pushy just present. Always get a thank you.
Yes I always meet the appraiser and ask if I may share my comps. In addition I always have an added value list that accompanies the homes flyers (this is a great addition to the homes flyers for a buyer so they remeber my sellers home's details) as to make the appraisers job easier since all of the upgrades are listed and easily available.
I always attend, with a list of upgrades and features for the property.
Yes. And come prepared.
If I were the listing agent, I would be there for the appraisal.
Adam Elswick in MA, the listing agent opens the door for the appraisers - so in most cases, listing agent will be there.
Even for teams, some representative of the listing agent will be there.
Adam Elswick I've attended every appraisal and also provided comps to the appraiser and answer any question they may have. Other than that I stay out of their way and let them to do their job.