You must give your employees the tools they need to succeed and to be knowledgeable about this industry. Educating employees and coworkers on the “do’s and don’ts” of appraisal forms will help all of us in the long run.
Provide staff with a list that articulates what is appropriate or not when speaking with an AMC and what information is allowed to be passed along from the AMC to the appraiser.
Last week I received an order with a note asking if I could please send a particular appraiser. This is against the rules; you cannot request a certain appraiser.
You may not ask who is doing the appraisal, even after we sign off on it. The soonest you can receive this information is when we deliver the report.
Do not include your property estimate. If you put a value estimate on the form I cannot send the form into the appraiser.