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Michael Russ…, Real Estate Pro in 75006

Are realtors allowed to communicate with appraisers regarding their listings anymore?

Asked by Michael Russell, 75006 Wed Dec 1, 2010

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Yes, as long as you're only providing the appraiser with information you believe is pertinent to support the value of your home or otherwise answering the appraisers questions.
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Of course....just flag the listing with agent to schedule appraisals and they will call you.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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A lot of answers, and a lot of good information! As John said, a 'roof inspection' is sometimes needed. But usually the Home Inspector (or building inspector) will look at the roof also. If the roof is very high or steep though, most of them will not get "on" the roof, but look at it from the ground with binoculars or something.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 7, 2010
Here in NJ, appraiser generally calls buyer's agent to arrange access. I like to be there to open the door and am I bring comps in case I'm asked.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 2, 2010
In my area the Appraiser usually contacts the listing agent if anyone. I never go out of my way to communicate with them prior to their response back to the lender. If there are issues that effect the report I will request information. I think the appraiser process in this country is a little wacked.
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In my area (northern California), the standard seems to be that the buyer's lender hires the appraiser and the appraiser requests property access through the listing agent, so yes, we do communicate. The appraiser may ask questions regarding features of the property and request other reports that might be available (roof inspection, etc. ), but they never discuss value.
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Sure, in fact many times the appraiser contacts us. It is lenders that are not allowed to contact appraisers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 1, 2010
Yeah especially in Rural deals.... I have had Appraisers call me many times to help find comps...
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