About a week ago, doormaninNYcity started to follow me on twitter and I found the tweets quite fascinating. This anonymous feed of information reminds me of the old days (4 years ago) when Property Grunt and Brownstoner burst on the blogosphere scene – they were anonymously written sites that gave readers fantastic insights (still are).

A few days ago doormaninNYcity wrote this tweet:

An appraiser came for a resident when I buzzed the resident asked if he can wait 5 min he wasn’t ready, the appraiser said no & left.

Think about that for a second – for the appraiser to leave because he couldn’t wait 5 minutes must have meant he budgeted five minutes for the inspection and would be late for the next one. Depending on the size of the property, 30 minutes should be the bare minimum time spent in the property.

5 minutes?

This has got to be one of those appraisal management company appraisers who have the real estate industry up in arms about the poor quality appraisals.


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4 Responses to “Your Doorman Twitters? Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.”

  1. Doug says:

    “5 minutes?”

    Oh, and how do you know it’s 5 minutes? Isn’t that like, “Just give me a second.” Yeah, right. In this case I agree with the appraiser. Welcome to NY, you snooze, you lose.

  2. Jonathan J. Miller says:

    Doug – If you’ve been told once, or a million times, don’t exaggerate…and also because doorman are all-seeing, all-knowing.

  3. Otto says:

    I was deliriously following Doorman for a few days, but as of today the “page does not exist.”

  4. Jonathan J. Miller says:

    You’re right! The doorman took the page down! One of the great new feeds on twitter lost. Someone must have started to figure out who it was and for fear of retribution or lack of christmas bonus, the page was removed.