Agents, please see the comment below from one our best and most seasoned appraisers:
“Real Estate Agents who don’t understand this will have appraisal issues far more often than an agent who does understand this:
Agents or a homeowner being friendly, helpful, and accommodating to the appraisers makes a HUGE difference.
When I see a homeowner or a Realtor has PREPARED for my arrival (cleaned house, mowed lawn, no dog droppings in yard, no Christmas lights in July, etc.), it makes a difference. I also do not mind receiving comparable sales data to ensure I do not miss important information.”