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

Some don't want to hear what we have to say, but most do.

I'll have comps printed up and on a counter where they cannot be unseen. Narrative of things they may not know, but I do accompanies it.  They are usually appreciative.

They know we know things they don't. That's why they call us for intel! 

Mar 15, 2024 12:28 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I always meet or at least speak with the appraiser. We are the gate keeper so they don't get in unless they come through us.

Mar 15, 2024 01:27 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

We're not suppose to try to influence appraisers, but I print out all info I have that I used to come up with list price, and leave it at house. I call and ask if he/she wants me to be there. Some do, some don't, some say they'll call with any questions. It's getting more common for appraisers to not even go to the property.

Mar 15, 2024 02:44 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker


After going under contract, one of the first questions I, as Listing Agent, have for the Lender is, "Who is the Appraiser?"  Is a follow-up phone call from me to that Appraiser appropriate? 


A long time ago, in some circumstances, contact between the Listing Agent and the Appraiser could be construed as undue influence (FHA in particular).  I think those days are gone (perhaps John Meussner or Caroline Gerardo could enlighten me, thanks).


  Then the question, "Is it a drive-by or a desktop, or will the Appraiser set foot on the property?"   If Yes they are physically coming to the house, then I'm with you, Richie.   Be there!

Mar 15, 2024 12:24 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

100% agree, Richie.  Listing agents should always be present for the appraisal to answer questions and to provide insights into the home that the appraiser may not know about. We also provide comps which help justify the selling price.

Mar 15, 2024 11:52 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Same, Richie Alan. I can't imagine NOT showing up for the appraisal for my sellers.

Mar 15, 2024 09:10 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I have never missed being at an appraisal for a house that I listed and way in escrow.  We need to fight for the value to insure that our client gets the best chance to complete the sale.  I bring my own comps to the appraisal along with any special details about the house.  Once an Appraisser didn't realize the the homeowner used brass nails hahaha

Mar 15, 2024 05:45 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Agreed.  It is our SOP to meet the appraiser, answer their questions (there are always many) and provide comps.

Mar 15, 2024 04:52 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I always try to meet the appraiser. I bring comps. I tell the appraiser that my comps support the value, of course. I have a friendly chat. I answer questions. I provide any pertinent info that the appraiser may value but not otherwise know. Then I keep my fingers crossed and await the outcome. 

Mar 15, 2024 06:49 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Agreed, also just hand him the info he needs & not say anything. Usually it is the buyer brochure with the floor plan in it.

Yes I accompany.

Mar 15, 2024 12:50 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I am a little lost as I thought we were not even supposed to know who the appraiser is until the report was completed Richie Alan Naggar 

Mar 15, 2024 12:18 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Home is where the hearth is.

As the listing agent, I always meet the appraiser to give them access.  While there I am available to answer any questions that might come up, and I always offer the printed comps that I've brought with me.

Sometimes you'll run into an appraiser who's offended.. (I don't need you to show me how to do my job), and other times they're happy to accept the comps.  I always try tell them about any comps that closed off MLS, or any inside-information I might have about pending comps that haven't closed yet... they're typically pretty happy to discuss those.

As the listing agent, I am allowed to try to influence the appraiser.  It's the loan officer who is not allowed to apply pressure.

Mar 16, 2024 03:51 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I have provided the appraiser with the comps I used for the listing

Mar 16, 2024 03:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


I meet with the appraiser. Sometimes there are questions and sometimes not. However, I can provide information like recent upgrades, and more. Some won't take the time to call after they visit the property. It is best to be there to provide helpful information and share my charming personality, 

Mar 16, 2024 06:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

That is a good practice.

Mar 16, 2024 04:19 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I think it depends on how unique the Listing is 

Mar 15, 2024 09:04 PM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

I think I remember hearing a few years ago DO NOT TRY TO influence the appraiser, or there could be great liability.  Did I understand that wrong?  

Mar 16, 2024 09:55 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

It varies. Some properties are pretty cut and dry. If I suspect they may need intel I provide it whether I'm the listing agent or the buyer's agent. Only the listing agent knows who the appraiser is which they see when the appointment is scheduled. As a buyer's agent, I have to ask the listing agent to provide me the name and contact info of the appraiser. At that time, I email them comps and text/call to let them know I sent it. I also provide information in the MLS agent document section of features, etc. 

Appraisers know we're boots on the ground and they do sometimes reach out for information. I recently had one reach out on a property in my neighborhood. He knew I lived here and wanted to ask about a property he was appraising. I had no idea of the price or anything confidential. I just gave him a little info about the neighborhood. The good ones want to know everything they can so they can create a fair appraisal. Some just want to get the job done.

Mar 16, 2024 06:52 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I have never lost an appraisal.  I am there for that and a home inspection.  Representing both sides always. 

Mar 16, 2024 05:03 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on the appraiser, some get upset when you show up and tell them how to do their job.

Mar 16, 2024 08:57 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Absolutely endorse communicating with, and assisting the appraiser. 

Mar 17, 2024 02:32 PM