Claudia received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California Law Center in 1982 and in 1994, Claudia and her partner, Bob Dolan, formed the law firm of Gaglione & Dolan, which specializes in the defense of professional malpractice claims. Since 1987, Claudia has personally supervised over 4,000 claims and lawsuits filed against real estate appraisers across the country. By virtue of this experience, she is uniquely qualified to speak about what kinds of things appraisers get sued for and what defenses are most successful. More importantly, Claudia can discuss the types of errors that are avoidable and how appraisers can make themselves the best possible defendants in the event they are ever sued.
" I recently appraised a bank owned home for this AMC. I was provided with a 40 page home inspection report that listed a variety of problems ranging from structural issues to termites to roof problems to mold. I was asked to give an "as is" value and I came up with $60,000, which is essentially land value. Now the AMC is insisting I provide them with a "cost to repair". I don't feel comfortable doing that. Am I right to say "No"?
Absolutely. You are not a general contractor, a structural engineer, a pest control expert or a mold remediation expert. You are not qualified to provide the AMC with the information they are seeking ...but I think you already know that.