*

What is a Hybrid Appraisal?

What is a Hybrid Appraisal?

A hybrid appraisal is a valuation accomplished by a Certified/Licensed appraiser, which is quite similar to a desktop appraisal. It is a shorter appraisal type than the traditional appraisal and is achieved by an appraiser who normally does not visit the property. On the other hand, a hybrid appraisal includes an outside opinion of the property, sometimes including an inside assessment by a third-party: this third-party examination can be done by a property inspector, a real estate agent, or even another real estate appraiser.

The usage of this form of “hybrid” appraisal for lenders boils down to lowering fees and decreasing turn-times for appraisals. Cheap and fast… does not sound really trustworthy when you break it into simple terms. Appraisers normally make an average of $50–$100 per assignment that is significantly less than the average fee for a typical complete appraisal. The hybrid appraisal is designed so the appraiser may do the valuation in thirty to sixty minutes. A worrying thing to me as an appraiser is that another person is involved in the valuation and/or result of the report. There is a reliance on third-party statistics, which is quite concerning, the data that has been accumulated by another person might be misleading and/or inaccurate.

Also, read differences between a real estate appraiser and real estate agent 

A major worry about the hybrid appraisal would be the level of liability and risk. Making an exterior review is not new to the real estate appraisal field, the 2055 form has been utilized in past years. The key difference is the hybrid appraisal is when a third-party examiner performs an interior or external inspection on which the appraiser depends on the info. A lot of companies offer hybrid valuation products. They do have their own forms, limiting conditions and statements of assumptions, certifications, and additional information, which is given to the appraiser. Some hybrid appraisals have an external only inspection, while others have an internal inspection. The levels of risk and liability are heightened with all of these dissimilar aspects of the hybrid appraisal. Typically, anything that gets value will be the appraiser’s responsibility. It looks as though, appraisers carry on to be asked to adapt to changes in regulations and forms but any change ought to attempt to improve and produce a trustworthy product for lending determinations.

This will be an advantage for the aging demographic of commercial and residential real estate appraisers if this form does increase momentum and is utilized more in our field. This form might be a possible benefit and solution for appraisers who still desire to carry on appraising into their “golden” years, but owing to limited and/or health mobility are no longer able to physically examine homes. In these examples, hybrid appraisals permit experienced appraisers to carry on applying their expertise without leaving the house.

I do not personally feel this appraisal alternative is a feasible replacement for a trustworthy appraisal assignment. Adaptation and change are a constant in the appraisal business, whatsoever the direction the hybrid appraisal might lead to. All of the appraisers at Aipraiser will carry on performing credible appraisals to attain market value on properties within our area of Kent, Washington. We look forward to providing you with reliable appraisal assignments at our user-friendly online platform.

What are You Waiting for?

We are always prepared to help commercial real estate appraisers communicate bids, open assignments for appraisal orders from beginning to end. Just one click away.

GET STARTED