Hearing before award of deficiency judgment; appraisal of property sold.
Before awarding a deficiency judgment under NRS 40.455, the court shall hold a hearing and shall take evidence presented by either party concerning the fair market value of the property sold as of the date of foreclosure sale. Notice of such hearing shall be served upon all defendants who have appeared in the action and against whom a deficiency judgment is sought, or upon their attorneys of record, at least 15 days before the date set for hearing.
Upon application of any party made at least 10 days before the date set for the hearing the court shall, or upon its own motion the court may, appoint an appraiser to appraise the property sold as of the date of foreclosure sale. Such appraiser shall file with the clerk the appraisal, which is admissible in evidence. The appraiser shall take an oath that the appraiser has truly, honestly and impartially appraised the property to the best of the appraiser’s knowledge and ability. Any appraiser so appointed may be called and examined as a witness by any party or by the court. The court shall fix a reasonable compensation for the appraiser, but the appraiser’s fee shall not exceed similar fees for similar services in the county where the encumbered land is situated.