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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes & I also bring comps, survey, floorplan for the appraiser. I just hand them over with no further discussion.

Jan 19, 2016 09:12 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES, with the new way appraisals are hired many are from out of town and if you want the appraisal done right, you better be there to show them what gives that home value such as a new roof, new furnace or anything that appraiser could miss or not know

Jan 19, 2016 09:07 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Yes.  I treat that appointment as if it were an open house event or a showing by setting the stage to impress.   

Jan 19, 2016 08:56 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Sometimes but not always.

Jan 20, 2016 12:29 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

No - but we do tape a list of comps for consideration on the inside of the front door where they can't be missed when they leave!! 

Jan 19, 2016 11:15 PM
Harjeet Bhatti
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

Being a lender I would like to see listing agent present at the property at the time of appraisal.  I agree some time appraisers are not familiar with the area and listing agent know everything because they have done all the work before they list their property.  Most of the time listing agent present saves the deal.  

Jan 19, 2016 10:56 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, we ARE the agents who are called to meet the's our listing....the buyer's agent is never there....

Jan 19, 2016 09:39 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes I do. I always have a packet with the flier (details of improvements, upgrades etc), floor plan, survey and my list of comparable sales. Most appraisers really appreciate the information and sometimes call me to email them my packet.

Jan 19, 2016 09:34 PM
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Serving Coastal San Diego, Veteran's & Seniors

I certainly try to, with comps and other helpful info. However, if the property is vacant, they never call me, they just go stealth, because they do not want us there.

Jan 19, 2016 09:24 PM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

We have an independent bunch here and they like to be left alone to do their thing at their convenience. They all have electronic keys so no need for access.

Jan 19, 2016 09:06 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

No.  I find this to be an insult to the appraiser and don't see how it will strengthen our seller's position.  If I was an appraiser and walked in to see one of us A type personalities trying to tell him/her how to do their job, it would get under my skin.  

If an appraisal comes in short on one of our listings or with one of our buyers, then we'll put a CMA together and try to get it reversed.  It rarely happens around here (knock on wood), but I don't see it as something we'll ever do.  

Jan 20, 2016 05:32 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It depends on how confident I am about the pricing and on the appraiser who is doing the work.

Jan 20, 2016 04:46 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Anthony Acosta Yes, to provide them with my comps and to answer any questions they may have.

Jan 20, 2016 04:38 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No. BUT. I leave comps/CMA/SPDS showing upgrades on kitchen counter . . . and I make myself POC for the appraiser to get access so I know if they are going to have a smidgen of a CLUE.

Jan 20, 2016 03:35 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

If I am worried about the market value

Jan 20, 2016 03:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep, always. Normally they need me to get them in the house anyway, but I want the home to look good and be able to answer any questions. Plus share comps, a list of any improvements to the home, etc.

Jan 20, 2016 01:26 AM
Katricia Navarrete
HomeSmart TRG - Renton, WA

Sometimes, it just all depends upon if the Seller and I are concerned about the comps and the value.  If we are concerned, I'll be there and bring a copy of all the comps that we pulled to show the home's value.

Jan 20, 2016 01:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Not all of the time. It depends on the property and the offer. Sometimes appraisal contingency is waived.  If it makes sense to be there ... I am there.

Jan 20, 2016 12:29 AM
Jeff Pearl
Samson Properties / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Sometimes appraisers want me to meet them at the property. I give them comps i used to come up with list price, and paperwork I have like plans, surveys, extras that were added when built that might be overlooked. For example, on one of my listings the master bath had a heated tile floor which cost several thousand dollars. That could have been overlooked by an appraiser if I didn't provide the papework and receipts. But, I don't hang around while the appraiser does his/her job. I usually have that packet prepared and leave it at house in case i can't make it when appraiser is coming, or if appraiser prefers i'm not present. i just tell them I left an info package at house and that they're free to take it with them if they want.

Jan 19, 2016 09:30 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Always, sometimes an appraiser ask an important question that may make a difference and you need to be there. If it is something like a short sale it is a must to be there.

Jan 19, 2016 09:29 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

No, I have never been present.

Jan 19, 2016 09:18 PM
Toronto, ON

It depends on who ordered the appraisal.

Jan 19, 2016 09:16 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No, and I encourage the seller to not attend.

Jan 19, 2016 09:04 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet!

I know what the appraiser is looking for so I make it easy to find. There is NO VALUE or price discussion taking place, although he already has the MLS printout in his hand.

Jan 19, 2016 09:02 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If I need to give access.

Jan 19, 2016 09:01 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is wise to be there.

Apr 12, 2019 11:01 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Absolutely. I have the comps and the “second sheet’ on why my listing is worth more than average.

Jan 21, 2016 03:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

ALWAYS.   We are to support the list price/contract price for our Sellers.   I have had many buyers reap the benefits of when the appraisal comes in low, and the listing agent never showed up with information to support. 

Jan 20, 2016 10:55 PM
Sharon Kowitz
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Try to! Especially when I first started. But no, not always!

Jan 20, 2016 12:34 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yep, part of our job to help sell the house and the price to the appraiser.

Jan 20, 2016 10:50 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I show up to meet the appraiser to make sure they have proper comps and build a case for the sales price.  I want to know in advance if there is a problem or concern to be prepared in advance.  I once was told that all of the information I gave was helpful on a home that sold for $940,000 only to see the appraisal at $800,000.  Believe it or not, the buyer came in with the cash difference.

Jan 20, 2016 06:48 AM
Sarah Diaz& Sabrina Thomas
City Realty, Inc. - Olympia, WA
RE Brokers serving Pierce & Thurston Counties

I don't typically attend the appraisal. I do happily provide comps to the appraiser, esepecially if requested. I do feel that an appraisal is an independent opinion of the home's value and that the appraiser should have the opportunity to establish that value on their own without influence from any of the agents involved.

Jan 20, 2016 06:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is a very good policy to meet with the appraiser and to provide information that will be helpful. 

Jan 20, 2016 05:36 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Typically no & I haven't had an appraiser yet who doesn't appreciate my absence.  ;)

Jan 19, 2016 09:00 PM