An appraiser who didn’t “play ball” has been relegated to songwriting. Hat tip to Lauren Baier Kim of the Developments blog at the Wall Street Journal.
And while it didn’t happen often, a lender would sometimes ask him to say what he thought a home’s value was before he appraised it, Mr. Girtsman says. The implication: If the value didn’t match what the lender wanted, he wouldn’t get the job. Mr. Girtsman says that he resisted.
It’s a light hearted approach to a sad situation for many.