Appraiser Independence

Appraising in a “Crazy” Market

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> Trainee Workshop > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt Editor’s Note:  Share your experience with trainees in Working RE’s Survey for Trainee Supervisors and help the entire industry. Take the four-minute survey now. Appraising in a “Crazy” Market by Isaac Peck, Editor  In mid-2021,… Read More

Insurance IQ: What is BIPD?

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>Trainee Workshop > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★“They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt Editor’s Note:  Share your experience with trainees in Working RE’s Survey for Trainee Supervisors and help the entire industry. Take the four-minute survey now. Insurance IQ: What is BIPD?by Isaac Peck, Editor  In my role at OREP,… Read More

The Path that Brought us Here

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>Trainee Workshop  > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt Editor’s Note:  Share your experience with trainees in Working RE’s Survey for Trainee Supervisors and help the entire industry. Take the four-minute survey now. The Path that Brought Us Here by Richard Hagar, SRA A wise… Read More

“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

Appraiser Sues Over Blacklisting

Editor’s Note: This story, one of several recent instances of lone appraisers fighting back in court, is further proof that the tide is turning for appraisers: consider the spate of legislative reform now under consideration to support appraiser independence- as reported in the current WRE, and the stunning Fannie/Cuomo agreement, which while flawed, is a… Read More