Hey there appraisers — Remember – “A consolation IS a consultation.” Your value is in your knowledge and expertise.
Just because you give a client bad news about their item, does not mean your time is not billable. You are paid for providing the truth. If it’s a fake, or not what they think it’s worth – OR your fee exceeds the value of the item. It’s still billable time.
Accountants bill clients even when the taxes go up.
Doctors bill patients if the diagnosis is good news or bad news.
Stay strong and don’t fall into the billing trap.
Stay well & happy!
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