In the course of my career, I’ve had clients who saw the appraisal as a cost of doing business. A cost they would rather avoid, but could not. I’ve dealt with clients who did not understand what an appraiser is or does, but who required an appraisal regardless. Some clients want the appraiser to address every conceivable facet of their property. Others would happily scale back the project to a few pages and a value estimate.
So what does an appraisal really provide to clients?