As a direct private Colorado hard money lender we conduct our own valuation analysis (for residential properties) and we are not required use a 3rd party appraiser as hard money lenders that have outside investors may be required to do. There is no additional charge for the valuation/appraisal for residential properties, as we perform our own internal valuation for our internal purposes only and we do not make any representations or warranties related to our valuation. For properties for uses other than residential (e.g. office, retail, industrial), we typically do require a 3rd party appraisal, which the borrowers are required to pay for.
Why don’t you charge for an appraisal?