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“Low Bid” Appraisal Ordering and Its Effect on Quality

“Low Bid” Appraisal Ordering and Its Effect on Quality

by Isaac Peck, Associate Editor   Any appraiser who has worked with Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) is likely familiar with the “order by email-blast” system that some AMCs rely on to fill orders. The process goes like this: an AMC sends an email blast to all appraisers within a… Read More

AMC-Desktop Product: USPAP Compliant?

Editor’s Note: A desktop appraisal product introduced last month is the subject of concern among many Working RE readers and OREP.org members. Below is guidance issued by the North Carolina Appraisal Board. AMC-Desktop Product: USPAP Compliant? By David Brauner, Editor A new desktop product from a large, national appraisal management company (AMC) is drawing questions… Read More

Appraiser Wins “AMC-Agent” Judgment Against One-West Bank

Appraiser Wins “AMC-Agent” Judgment Against One-West Bank by Isaac Peck, Associate Editor The appraiser community is still reeling from the decision of a Florida bankruptcy judge to absolve JPMorgan Chase of all liability in the case of Evaluation Solutions/ES Appraisal Services (ESA) bankruptcy case. Over 10,000 real estate appraisers and agent/brokers were left unpaid by… Read More

Why I’m Leaving Residential Appraising

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Getting Out: Why I’m Leaving Residential Appraising A sometime contributor to WRE, appraiser Mike Read, sends us this letter: I used to love appraising. Long before there was any appraiser regulation my clients came to me for valuation opinions because of my years of experience in real estate and their recognition of my accurate and… Read More

Appraiser Wins AMC-Agent Judgment Against One-West Bank

The appraiser community is still reeling from the decision of a Florida bankruptcy judge to absolve JPMorgan Chase of all liability in the case of Evaluation Solutions/ES Appraisal Services (ESA) bankruptcy case. Over 10,000 real estate appraisers and agent/brokers were left unpaid by ESA, an Appraisal Management Company (AMC) that procured valuation reports on behalf of… Read More