I'm afraid you misunderstood my intentions. I was merely wondering if there would be an advantage to delaying the appraisal until I could repair the ceiling and clean up the mess--NOT to try and influence the appraisal in any other way. Your last sentence, however, gave me the info I needed: "However, you would like the appraisal to come in as high as possible given your situation." So it seems it will be to my benefit to postpone the appraisal (the bank chose the appraiser and he has appraised this property at least twice before, being the only 'commercial' appraiser in our remote county) until I can make the place look better and fix the ceiling. Thanks again.
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