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MARI: Solving the Blacklisting Mystery

Editor’s Note: The following Q&A with MARI results from its name coming up again and again as the source of complaints against appraisers. The responses are from Merle Sharick, Vice President – National Manager of Business Development, Mortgage Asset Research Institute (MARI), a ChoicePoint company. Mr. Sharick has been at MARI for four years, after… Read More

Appraiser Blacklisting: Fighting Back

Appraiser Blacklisting: Fighting Back by Cary Barker, WRE Assistant Editor Blacklisting can do damage to your reputation, your bottom line and in some cases, your health- especially when you can’t get answers or help. Here’s how one appraiser, banned from the approved list of a large national lender, did get answers and ultimately, satisfaction- but not… Read More

Readers Respond

Readers Respond Fighting Your Way off Blacklist After reading your article, I am in the process of trying to make the same complaint to see if it gets me anywhere. They (very large bank) don’t give you a chance to rebut or even threaten you.  They simply send you a letter stating you have been placed… Read More

Lender’s Choice: Violate USPAP or Blacklisted

The new normal for too many appraisers these days is being banished to a “do not use” list by a lender, without any opportunity for rebuttal or even knowing why. Now here’s a new twist: at least one large lender is giving appraisers the chance to rebut a questionable review- the problem is that doing… Read More