2013 Virginia Residential Real Estate Appraiser Remuneration: Survey and Report Cover

Authors: Andrew R. Sanderford, Kevin J. Boyle, Andrew P. McCoy, Weibin Xu, Melissa Jones
Year: 2014
Publisher: Virginia Center for Housing Research


This report describes the results from a survey of Virginia real estate appraisers. The survey was conducted by the Virginia Center for Housing Research and the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate in the spring of 2014 and focused on fees paid for residential real estate appraisals in Virginia in 2013. The survey was conducted in response to recent amendments to the Truth in Lending Act modified by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act(also known as Dodd-Frank)that require lenders to pay appraisers a “customary and reasonable fee” for residential appraisal services in their geographic market.  Prior to the release of this report, no data existed that defined ‘customary and reasonable’ residential real estate appraisal fees in Virginia. Dodd-Frank suggests that university research can serve as the basis for establishing local market standards. The legislation defines a customary and reasonable fee as a fee that would be received for “comparable appraisal services performed in the geographic market of the property being appraised.