We don't set the values the markets do, if you can prove that the wrong comparables were used, then fight it, it's just as weak for agents to blame appraisers if you don't fight it. But it's not the pressure to low ball values, it's pressure to turn appraisals around in un reasonable turn times that is causing some of the problem, the lenders can not pressure us to low ball, anymore than can an agent, borrower, home owner, or loan reps can push us to raise value with the new rules. But the back lash of that, is now it's the pressure to turn around an appraisal that is causing unsupported reports. Some AMC's are using the fastest and cheapest appraisers so the AMC's can put more of the fee the borrower pays them up front, and we the appraisers have to wait 30 to 90 days for a much cheaper fees. So Professionals, fight back, if you think a value is low. We are all in this.
HLR, appraiser that has worked the Puget Sound area too for 15 years, just moved back to Oregon some years ago.
Best to you all