Fee Survey…. Survey Says!

Fee Survey....Survey Says! Appraisal Fee Increases & 2017 SurveysFee Survey Results & Fee Increase….

Appraisers have certainly been hearing a lot of negativity lately and we finally have some good news to share. The Veterans Administration has completed its fee survey. This is good news as the VA now considers $525 as the normal fee for non-complex properties in Virginia. This equates to a 16.5% increase from the previous fee of $450.

To see the new fee schedule for Virginia, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia, please click here or see table below. The fees become effective 09/01/2017.


The purpose of this communication is to announce changes to appraisal fees and timeliness in the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Below, please find the new fee and timeliness schedule which will be effective on September 1, 2017, to allow program participants the opportunity to adjust to the new fee and timeliness schedule.

The current fee and timeliness schedule can be viewed here and will be in place through August 31, 2017.

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Fees and Timeliness for Origination Appraisals

Fannie Mae Forms 1004 / 2055 1004C 1025 1025 1025 1073 / 1075 1004D Appraiser
State Single Family Mfg. Home Duplex Triplex 4 Plex Condo Repair Inspection Timeliness
DC $525 $525 $700 $700 $700 $525 $150 10 Business Days
Kentucky $475 $475 $625 $625 $625 $475 $150 10 Business Days
Maryland $525 $525 $700 $700 $700 $525 $150 10 Business Days
Virginia $525 $525 $700 $700 $700 $525 $150 10 Business Days
West Virginia $575 $575 $800 $800 $800 $575 $150 10 Business Days

Fees and Timeliness for Liquidation Appraisals

Fannie Mae Forms 1004 / 2055 1004C 1025 1025 1025 1073 / 1075 Appraiser
State Single Family Mfg. Home Duplex Triplex 4 Plex Condo Timeliness
DC $575 $575 $750 $750 $750 $575 10 Business Days
Kentucky $525 $525 $675 $675 $675 $525 10 Business Days
Maryland $575 $575 $750 $750 $750 $575 10 Business Days
Virginia $575 $575 $750 $750 $750 $575 10 Business Days
West Virginia $625 $625 $850 $850 $850 $625 10 Business Days

More news about appraisal fees!

Did you happen to catch WorkingRE this morning? The results of their 2017 Fee Survey have been released. See those results here.

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19 Responses

  1. Jamison Reichard on Facebook Jamison Reichard on Facebook says:

    Equates to nothing for a non VA appraiser. Equates to old VA appraisers taking 3 weeks to complete will be getting paid well.

  2. Gregory Beck on Facebook Gregory Beck on Facebook says:

    Yea and a recent survey of AMC’s thinks the normal fee is under $300…or they drop you

  3. Avatar Diana N. says:

    Sure wish CT would take a lesson from this. Costar still offering a HUGE $270.00 for a single family appraisal and unfortunately there are appraisers accepting it. .

  4. Gregory Beck on Facebook Gregory Beck on Facebook says:

    Well those guys need to own a gun to get paid.

  5. Avatar Steven says:

    WOW Shouldn’t veterans be given a discounted price? 

    • Avatar Jason says:

      They do. There is no added AMC fee! Last appraisal I reviewed in VA had a fee of $700. The appraiser got paid $375 and the rest went to the AMC.

      • Avatar Diana N. says:

        That  money to the AMC  for doing what???  finding an appraiser willing to work for peanuts and then probably getting harassed with stupid questions and corrections because their machines & software can’t read the report right.  I have found very few decent AMC’s out there that I will work with.

      • Avatar Steven says:

        I’m not sure what you mean. Which AMCs are doing appraisals for the VA?

    • I’m a veteran…and I want reliability more than low cost. A veteran can buy a house with no money down and no closing costs. There are THREE things they should be willing to pay for:

      1. Credit report up front

      2. Appraisal

      3. ASHI Certified Home Inspection

      I’d pay up to a thousand for an SFR appraisal that also included ALL permit and Certificate of Occupancy verifications (which no one does reliably in large urban areas anymore due to difficulty in dealing with bureaucrats).

  6. Avatar Jack Of All Trades says:

    In the year 2655 is when Illinois will have the same fee schedule.

  7. Avatar Koma says:

    Pretty much in line with my fees. Homeowner clients get a slightly lower fee. Don’t pay my fee then you don’t get my services. And I don’t need the lousy AMC’s that are paying chump change! Diversify and you’ll be happier.

    • Baggins Baggins says:

      My approach takes them off guard.  I don’t want to diversify, I only want one or two reliable clients who send me one or two orders a week, no more, no less.  If they want me to replace them with another client whom can meet my expectations I’ll be happy to pick up the phone and do that.  We look out for those bills.

  8. Eric Boggs on Facebook Eric Boggs on Facebook says:

    Yeah, try to get that in so. Fla! Good luck! Wish we could get that here.

  9. Avatar Bill Johnson says:

    I welcome the update for other states, but even after my county (San Diego) went from $450 to $600 (Dec 2016), I question if they really take into account the cost of living. My primary zip codes are just under one million dollars in value, so a $600 fee here, compared to other areas that are at $525 ($300,000) still seems a miss locally.

  10. Baggins Baggins says:

    Rampant inflation is here.  Your raise is an illusion and if you’re not getting a notable increase from 5 and 10 years ago, you’ve simply taken a pay cut via dollar devaluation and cost of goods and expenses standard increases.  We don’t ask others for raises, we give them to ourselves.  We are the free market which sets the appraisal fee.  Direct lenders are steaming nationally and there are a lot of them transitioning now or that have transitioned away from amc’s recently.

    Amc’s got exactly what they asked for;  ready substitutability of service relationships.  The shoe is on the other foot now.  Lenders whom try learn very quickly that there are a lot more appraisers answering the phones for them and working hard, if they do not force the appraisers to abide amc’s to acquire those orders.  At least 2 of the top 10 national outfits are right now moving away from amc’s and developing new panels.  You would not know that though, if you’re busy in the rat cage quoting fees for each individual order, always answering insane stips, worrying about your little performance matrix grading score or whatever.

    CO, cooling down but still strong.  $500 weak fee, $850 strong fee.  Good thing or I’d be out of business right now.  That was not a raise, that was a lifeline.  Sometimes it’s good to work hard, other times it’s good to drop out and refocus your efforts.  Ring ring;  Nope, that guy aint’ here no mo, watch u axking fo?


  11. Retired Appraiser Retired Appraiser says:

    Survey Says….

    …Run, Don’t Walk!


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