There is a backlog of appraisals. REALTORS® across Texas are calling the Legal Hotline, asking what to do when the parties can’t get an appraisal completed—or even scheduled—before the closing date. 

When deciding on a closing date, talk to your clients about the high demand for appraisers and suggest that they allow additional time for the appraisal. Building in extra days to close the transaction on the front end can save both parties headaches later.