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New Qualifications / USPAP Explained

New Qualifications/USPAP Explained by David Brauner, Editor If you’ve been busy making a living, perhaps you missed or forgot that important changes to appraiser qualifications and to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) took effect January 1, 2008. Here is a brief overview of the changes with rational provided by John S. Brenan, Director… Read More

Trainee Trouble: Who’s Training Who?

While the villain in last issue’s story “Identity Theft-Appraiser Style” happens to be a trainee, employee dishonesty is not the only reason appraisers refuse to take on trainees. Veteran appraisers wanting to give back to the profession by mentoring also report that the system is getting in their way. By now, issues that discourage mentors are… Read More

Raising the Scope: New Role of Scope of Work

Raising the Scope: New Role of Scope-of-Work By Sean Heath Ah, the law of unintended consequences. As defined, it means that the actions of people—especially governments—always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended. The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB), through their annual edits and amendments, has tried to make the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice… Read More

Why You Should Care About Appraiser Qualifications

Why You Should Care about Appraiser Qualifications Significant Changes Proposed By George Hatch The proposed revisions to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria include significant increases in minimum education requirements and appraiser trainee supervision requirements. Some of these revisions will have long-term implications on appraisal businesses if enacted.  For this reason, even established appraisers should… Read More

Appraisal Industry: A House Divided?

Editor’s Note: Support the in-depth and balanced reporting that your important industry deserves with a paid subscription to Working RE. Subscribe today ($30 annual) to guarantee delivery of Working RE and receive hundreds of dollars in discounts on education and other services! Special Edition: Appraisal Industry: A House Divided? AARO Mud fight, Run Away State… Read More

One on One with The Appraisal Foundation

One on One with the Appraisal Foundation Exclusive Interview The following is the first in a series of question and answers with The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) on behalf of licensed real estate appraisers nationwide. TAF is charged with establishing uniform minimum appraiser qualifications and Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP). Working RE: Many state appraisal… Read More

Setting a New Course – USPAP Instructors Go Back to School

Background The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) has been at the center of a tug of war for some time. On one side is the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation, which wants ultimate control over USPAP course materials and providers. On the other side are the states, which like to make… Read More