Zillow Advice: Pro-to-Pro - Appraiser's Geographic Competency http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraiser%27s-Geographic-Competency/363209/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate If you are really having ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraiser%27s-Geographic-Competency/363209/ If you are really having problems with this, then you need to contact the primary lender and dispute the appraisal.<br/><br/>I can only imagine this is happening in rural communities. &nbsp; <br/><br/>In most areas, this is not a problem at all, and most appraisal management companies go out of their way to make sure an appraiser only covers their primary market area. <br/><br/>I am an appraiser with over 10 years of experience and have not seen this happening in my market for the past year.&nbsp; Originally it was a problem.&nbsp; <br/><br/>The problem now is that the amc's paying $150-200 an appraisal for 5 hours of work got all the 'elders' out of the business.&nbsp; All the new guys were willing to put in an hour worth of work on an appraisal which is not an appropriate appraisal on any property.&nbsp; <br/><br/>You can see how the quality of an appraisal would go down under those circumstances.&nbsp; I only help the elders will come back.<br/><br/>I base my fees solely on complexity, and with a marketing background I have been able to stay in business.&nbsp; I charge a reasonable fee and provide the highest quality appraisal on every order.&nbsp; Most appraisals take 3 hours, some take 8.&nbsp; I often get appraisal orders from ProTk / ProTeck for 1+ million dollar properties paying a $200 fee.&nbsp; I decline them instantly, but by the time I decline them, someone has already accepted the fee.<br/><br/>How accurate do you think that property appraisal will be?&nbsp; <br/><br/>Bryan Knowlton<br/>California Certified Appriaser<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.appraiserincome.com">Appraise All</a> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 03:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraiser%27s-Geographic-Competency/363209/ 2010-08-27T03:41:00Z If you are really having ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraiser%27s-Geographic-Competency/363209/ If you are really having problems with this, then you need to contact the primary lender and dispute the appraisal.<br/><br/>I can only imagine this is happening in rural communities. &nbsp; <br/><br/>In most areas, this is not a problem at all, and most appraisal management companies go out of their way to make sure an appraiser only covers their primary market area. <br/><br/>I am an appraiser with over 10 years of experience and have not seen this happening in my market for the past year.&nbsp; Originally it was a problem.&nbsp; <br/><br/>The problem now is that the amc's paying $150-200 an appraisal for 5 hours of work got all the 'elders' out of the business.&nbsp; All the new guys were willing to put in an hour worth of work on an appraisal which is not an appropriate appraisal on any property.&nbsp; <br/><br/>You can see how the quality of an appraisal would go down under those circumstances.&nbsp; I only help the elders will come back.<br/><br/>Bryan Knowlton<br/>California Certified Appriaser<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.appraiserincome.com">Appraise All</a> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 03:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Appraiser%27s-Geographic-Competency/363209/ 2010-08-27T03:25:00Z