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- A typical entry level home can be appraised for as little as $250, with rates rising, based on complexity and liability exposure. Typically, local million dollar estates might run from $600 to $900, based on location and complexity. Litigation support and expert witness fees are available, please contact us directly.
- Usually the appraiser is paid at the time of inspection. Unlike many other professions, the standard and typical time to meet the appraiser is when he is at the property, thus the common time for payment. If the client is not able to meet at the property, or the client is from out of town, usually a check or money order is shipped to the appraiser quickly. That way, he receives the payment and can release and ship the document sooner. Banks and corporate lenders have pre-approved credit lines that qualify for other arrangements.
- In legal cases, the appraiser is paid a retainer to start work and to not accept any other offers (from the opposing party). He is then paid on a step by step basis, as the case develops.