Question: Are Realtors Allowed To Talk To Appraisers?

Can realtors contact appraisers?

Yes!

Regulations allow real estate agents, or other persons with an interest in the real estate transaction, to communicate with the appraiser and provide additional property information, including a copy of the sales contract.

Can lenders talk to appraisers?

Loan Agents Can’t Talk To Appraisers Starting Today. As we’ve covered in detail, the so-called Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) went into effect today, which officially cuts off mortgage loan officers from ordering appraisals or even talking to appraisers during a property transaction.

What should you not say to an appraiser?

5 things NOT to say to an appraiser if you don’t want to be accused of influencing them

  • “Use these sales, they are the best comps for this house”- There is a fine line in providing comparable sales to the appraiser.
  • “Give me the best appraisal you can”- Appraisers interpret this as “give me the highest value you can”.

Do Realtors charge for appraisals?

While the cost of a home appraisal varies by the size and location of your home among other factors, generally you can expect to pay around $300 or $400, according to recent estimates. Here’s what you’re getting for your money.