September 21, 2016 – Not too many people would use the above as a headline:) Let me explain…
About 8 years ago today in fact, the last review I did as Chief Appraiser for the fractional bank (as it was called…or Evil Empire by other banks) was an appraisal of a vacant residential lot in Detroit. The value conclusion was $100. It was well supported with two sales at $100 and a listing at $200 that the appraiser adjusted downward 50%.
I had spent 22 years appraising and reviewing. Made it to Chief Appraiser of a $100 Billion bank. And there I sat making the big bucks to review a $100 residential lot:) And, yes, the appraiser’s fee was higher than the value conclusion.
I have used that story many times over the years. Now, I can top it. I just got paid to review an appraisal of what has to be kept as a confidential property (and client). The value conclusion was $0! Yes, I have finally hit a new low! Now, I can finally say I have appraised and/or reviewed properties ranging in value from $0 to over $2 Billion. That is a resume builder! It was annoying to use $100 as the bottom of that range.
Oh, and yes again, my review fee was higher than the value conclusion. Thankfully, USPAP prohibited me from quoting a review fee that was a percentage of the value! LOL
Everyone have a great day:)