DEAR HUD… What’s Your End Game?

Recently, within the past year or so, you have been on a crusade to prove discrimination and racism in the appraisal process. Your actions haven’t gone unnoticed by many within the appraisal profession as well as outside it. Its become clear that you are the go to organization for complaints. Ok. Please read this in

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Content.. Be You and Own IT!

A couple of years ago, I became very passionate about the issues going on throughout the appraisal profession. In 2014, I formed a group on Facebook called 100% Real Estate Appraisers that would give Independent real estate appraisers a place to ask questions, post information, and get answers from other independent appraisers. As the years

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YES..Appraisers can be your friend too..

Yes, you just read that headline correctly. The Appraiser can be your friend too. See, most agents and others seem to look at the Appraiser as a deal killer, a person who dictates the market, a person who makes the transaction harder than it should be, or that person who disagrees with the contract price.

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THE OTHER SIDE, Racism in Appraisals.

Note: The following blog article is not to defend anyone or to place blame. It is simply a blog looking at this issue from the other side of things, the side that hasn’t been discussed in the media. A couple weeks ago, I was privileged to speak on The National Real Estate Post about appraisal

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Consumers: The Forgotten Ones.

In 2008 after the housing crash, then-Attorney General of New York, Andrew Cuomo, came up with the Home Valuation Code of Conduct or HVCC. The legislation was in response to his poor dealings with banks and real estate that he had an interest in and due to him being under investigation for billions of dollars

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The Past, A Question & Where To GO.

As an appraiser, my job is to look into the past to locate sales that have sold and use them to generate a value opinion of what a home is worth today. My job is always living in the past while trying to determine the immediate future. For someone trying to figure out his future

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Do You Inspire Others?

Being inspired by others is easy. Inspiring others is the real challenge “-Mark Skapinetz Yes, that’s my quote, and it came to me the other night while I was on the new App called Clubhouse. I was speaking to a group of realtors and agents about Real Estate Appraising and the appraisal process. I was

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HOW THIS APPRAISER ADDED VALUE.

Today was a great day in so many ways. Not only did I not have to wake up at the crack of dawn to get things done, I had one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had as a Real Estate Appraiser. Let me set the stage a bit. I was contacted to do

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Are you more than just an APPRAISER?

Wow. Its been a while since I have written a blog post, however my reasons are many. The market has been insane, Covid, playing a lot of golf. Oh wait I’m making excuses… Its good to be back writing and I hope you like this one. I am an appraiser!! We see it and hear

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