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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes and bring comps. Agents need to properly and agressively represent their principals in all phases of the transaction.

Jul 18, 2015 11:13 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, 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.

Jul 18, 2015 02:59 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I do not attend appraisals.

Jul 18, 2015 11:36 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

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.


Jul 18, 2015 10:15 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

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....

Jul 18, 2015 09:32 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

EVERY TIME because if the appraisal goes bad, the sale could be over.

Jul 18, 2015 09:20 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think that you should be there for the appraisal and to present comps whenever possible

Jul 18, 2015 08:24 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Adam - I typically will be there for the appraisal.

Jul 18, 2015 04:07 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

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

Jul 18, 2015 02:45 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It is not a bad idea, especially if you have good comps to support the price.

Jul 18, 2015 02:25 PM
Adam Elswick
Keller Williams Premier Ohio Sales Team - Brunswick, OH
Just call Adam

Thank you guys for your input! It is very much appreciated!

Jul 22, 2015 11:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

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!

Jul 19, 2015 09:44 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

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.

Jul 19, 2015 06:56 AM
Cindee Cano
First Team Real Estate - Villa Park, CA

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.

Jul 19, 2015 04:14 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I always attend, with a list of upgrades and features for the property.

Jul 19, 2015 01:04 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes.  And come prepared.

Jul 19, 2015 12:21 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

If I were the listing agent, I  would be there for the appraisal.

Jul 19, 2015 12:18 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

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.

Jul 18, 2015 11:36 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

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.

Jul 18, 2015 11:24 PM