Comment on Customary and Reasonable: Measuring the New Normal by Chris Matteson

Customary and Reasonable: Measuring the New Normal:
Can you provide the same survey for the Home Inspection Industry who your publication talks to as well?

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Jim Amorin to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Austin, Texas, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 countries.
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Comment on Customary and Reasonable: Measuring the New Normal by Ksmith

Its time the appraisers were paid a fair and reasonable fee for doing such an important and necessary part of the lending process. The AMC’s were the ones doing the price gouging when they were paying us $130 for a 1004 and now its time for some payback. They get a little taste of their own medicine. Our contribution has always been important but we haven’t had much respect or pay in recent years. In Colorado, fees have doubled in many cases and in most cases, I am getting paid whatever I ask for. Its about time.

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Comment on Customary and Reasonable: Measuring the New Normal by Phyllis@closet.com

Oh, now we are called “price gougers”. What a lot of hooey. The middleman AMC’s can’t find appraisers to work for peanuts anymore, so now we’re gougers. In my opinion we still have a lot of catching up to do. AMCs auction of every appraiser to the lowest bidder, naturally every auctioneer wants a large audience. That way prices get beaten down to poverty levels.

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Inspector Advisor: Digital Cameras

While many believe that “too many photos” in a report is distracting, “too few photos” in the report can expose you to calls, complaints, and lawsuits.

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Customary and Reasonable: Measuring the New Normal

OREP/Working RE is conducting a Fee Survey to update and measure the current state of fees and turn times.

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Comment on Appraiser Pressure: What Agents/Brokers Need to Know about Filing Complaints by Veronica Klos, Cert Res RD2273, FL

Did you provide the appraiser with comparable sales that you feel are better? Perhaps there weren’t good comps. An appraisal is only as good as the comparables available

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Comment on SEEC Continuing Education – Green Appraising CE by Web Hosting

Can a broker assist an appraiser on a green home assignment and stay out of trouble?  Not only is the answer yes, but if brokers want to see the value for green homes being recognized, they need to know specifically the information relevant to appraisers on assignment and how to package that information.  Green features fall across a broad spectrum of qualitative and quantitative value.  Brokers will learn what’s important to an appraiser against the general background of the principles and concepts of appraising, identifying green features from the marketing and appraisal perspectives.  Appraisers attending this course will increase their knowledge in the quantitative aspects of green as well as benefit from the dialogue between these two professional groups.

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Sale Conditions Impact Office Building Prices: The Appraisal Journal

The context and conditions of sale transactions can impact office buildings’ sale prices, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.
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Common Appraisal Errors – Part 1

With any of these common errors, be careful to not simply “go through the motions,” but actually type report-specific summaries related to your opinions and conclusions.

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