The phrase "take a look in the mirror" is a common idiom used to encourage self-reflection and introspection. It is a powerful statement that can evoke a range of emotions and reactions from individuals, from contemplation to defensiveness. At its core, the phrase is a call to examine oneself honestly and objectively. It asks us … Continue reading Look In The Mirror (Part 1)
Consumers Guide: Appraisal Management Companies and what no one is telling you
When it comes to refinancing or purchasing a home, you need to get an appraisal done by your lender. Unlike any other service profession, you the consumer are not entitled to pick your appraiser, rather you will be assigned an appraiser that will perform the inspection and report for you. Seems pretty simple, right? The … Continue reading Consumers Guide: Appraisal Management Companies and what no one is telling you
Who REALLY is being biased in the Appraisal Profession? It’s not the Appraiser..
So today I was on the CFPB webinar with the ASC about bias in the appraisal profession, and let me just say this. I would rather have been on the golf course or dealing with an irate homeowner than listening to many people discuss something they obviously know nothing about. While I’m all for positive … Continue reading Who REALLY is being biased in the Appraisal Profession? It’s not the Appraiser..
“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try”
If one person can make a difference, imagine what an army can do. That’s the initial thought I had after attending the Georgia Real Estate Board meeting this past Wednesday morning. I won’t go into much detail here as I’ll post the link to the blog article for all to read at the end. I … Continue reading “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try”
My Letter to Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D) Atlanta GA
Downtown Atlanta Amazing,,, What I am about to say here doesn’t just apply to Atlanta GA. These issues apply to every city, state and more, but I chose to do what right in my immediate area After listening to the hearing today on racial bias in appraisals and the info presented, I decided to call … Continue reading My Letter to Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D) Atlanta GA
How To Destroy The Appraisal Profession : Government 101
Anytime the Government gets involved in an issue, it tends to have more adverse effects than positive ones. It makes things worse when they only have their plan in mind and NOT the FACTS from the people they are about to hurt. This is especially true in the Real Estate Appraisal profession and the newly … Continue reading How To Destroy The Appraisal Profession : Government 101
DETAILS.. Why They Matter.
Over the past two days, the Real Estate Appraisal Industry has been the subject of scrutiny with the release of the PAVE Report that the Interagency Task Force developed on Property Appraisal And Valuation Equity set forth by the Biden Administration. 3/23/2022. There was a public meeting to unveil the Pave Task Force report on … Continue reading DETAILS.. Why They Matter.
The Appraiser Trainee: The Solution That’s Been Avoided
This Blog post is a little longer than most I write. I would hope that you take the time to read it in its entirety and then make your own decisions. Thanks again for following me and my writings. It is no secret that the real estate appraisal profession has recently been in the crosshairs … Continue reading The Appraiser Trainee: The Solution That’s Been Avoided
Consumers: The Forgotten Ones.
Photo credit: William Finnegen (The Forgotten Ones Book) 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 … Continue reading Consumers: The Forgotten Ones.
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 … Continue reading HOW THIS APPRAISER ADDED VALUE.