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

Texas Fee Survey Unpacked

Texas Fee Survey Unpacked by David Brauner, Editor The most recent appraisal industry survey reveals interesting results, mainly because both appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMCs) participated. The Texas Appraisers and Appraisal Management Company Survey, as the title suggests, sampled appraisers and AMCs in Texas only. Despite this limitation, certain survey results will be of...… Read More

AMC Fails: Appraisers Stiffed Again

Editor’s Note: Fast becoming one the profession’s most pressing problems, another AMCs has failed; this time leaving individual appraisers owed thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. How the lender and regulators respond may create important precedence for the industry. AMC Fails: Appraisers Stiffed Again by Isaac Peck, Associate Editor Evaluation Solutions/ES Appraisal Services is… Read More

Lender Paying Appraisers Stiffed by AppraiserLoft

Editor’s Note: Hundreds, possibly thousands of appraisers are left with unpaid invoices as a result of AppraiserLoft shutting its doors; now one major lender is stepping up and paying up. Lender Paying Appraisers Stiffed by AppraiserLoft By Isaac Peck, Assistant Editor The argument is unsettled to what degree lenders are responsible for the agents they… Read More

Customary and Reasonable Assignments

Editor’s Note: Andy Anderson looks around and ahead toward fixing a now broken appraisal profession. Customary and Reasonable Assignments By Andy Anderson The appraisal profession was not broken. Just like other professions, there were (and are) some bad actors, but appraising was not broken and should have been allowed to do its job correctly. That is not… Read More