Halloween is tomorrow and being an appraiser allows you the freedom to control your own schedule and dress code. We know many of you like to get into the Halloween spirit so if you are coming up with a costume idea here is a list of costumes you should avoid when you show up to the homeowner’s door.
5. ED MCMAHON AND THE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE PRIZE PATROL
While the homeowner will be really happy when you first show up, their mood will quickly turn when they realize you aren’t there to give them 5 million dollars.
4. INVISIBLE MAN
We know you are busy, but skipping the inspection, using the MLS photos, and claiming you did the inspection as “the invisible man” could really come back to bite you when your state board finds out.
3. THE WET BANDITS FROM HOME ALONE
Homeowners are always wary about letting strangers into their house. Dressing up as the famous cat burglar duo from the movie Home Alone will certainly set them on edge. Especially when you start turning on all the faucets to “make sure they are working”.
2. MORTGAGE BUBBLE BOY
Appraisers study home value trends closer than anyone else in the country. Showing up in a Bubble Boy costume and reminding the homeowner that values are higher than they have been since 2007 might cause a sense of uneasiness that could call off the whole deal.
This is the one thing no one wants to open their front door to see. You could scare someone so bad they have a heart attack and then you become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Does this mean have to disclose on the report there was a death in the home?
Happy Halloween to all of our readers! Think we forgot one? Let us know what awful appraiser costumes we forgot and what some of the best appraiser costumes are in the comments below.