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Appraisal Foundation Looking for Subject Matter Experts

Last week the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Practices Board (APB) put out a call for subject matter experts on declining markets.  The APB is looking for experts to “assist in the research and development of voluntary guidance on Residential Appraising in Declining Real Estate Markets.”

Interested parties should have a knowledge of declining real estate markets from the perspective of one or more of the following:

  • Certified Residential or Certified General Real Estate Appraisers
  • Related Trades or ProfessionsUsers of Appraisal Services
  • Solicitation for Subject Matter Experts
  • Residential Appraising in Declining Real Estate Markets
  • Educators, Writers and Researchers
  • Service in a government or government-related agency

All interested parties should submit a completed application and a resume to Staci Steward, Practices Administrator, at staci@appraisalfoundation.org.  The deadline is January 10, 2011.

For more information, you can read the full solicitation here.

Comments
  1. Mike

    The Appraisal Institute has had experts and courses on these matters for years.

  2. Heidi Burose

    Oh give me but one of my “old” trusted, capable, seasoned appraisers who knew his subject matter, market and had years of experience. He is still around would serve us with high professional standards and be on top of any and all changes! BUT he needs to be paid – no middle man needed here- and he needs to be FREE of those crazy “guidelines” that have done nothing to combat “THE PROBLEM”. “THE PROBLEM” needs to be addressed not on the backs of appraisers

  3. Eric Steneroden

    The Appraisal Foundation must be aware that information under the general topic of “declining markets” is ubiquitous. It is the most offered set of understandings available in continuing education for appraisers and Realtors today. The Foundation is also aware that “declining markets” is not a new phenomena in American history and has been written about by appraisal educators and economists concerned with the housing market everlastingly. To attempt a list of professional organizations, financial blogs, author’s, governmental entities, etc. that deal with the topic regularly would be pointless; the list goes on and on and is without end.

    So one can understand a healthy cynicism when the Foundation proposes to put some bowties on the ground for a few months, and get to the bottom of all this.

    It seems clear that the intent here is to provide “guidance” encouraged by “appraiser’s own understandings”, and to have that evolve by some means or in some fashion into guidelines, which guidelines are likely far beyond their rough draft stage already.

  4. Eric Steneroden

    The Appraisal Foundation must be aware that information about “declining markets” is easy to come by. It is a highlighted part of the most offered group of understandings available in continuing education for appraisers and Realtors today. I’m sure that the Foundation is also aware that “declining markets” is not a new phenomena in American history, and that it has been studied and written about by appraiser educators and economists concerned with the housing market for ages. To attempt a list of professional organizations, financial writers and blogs, governmental entities, etc. that deal with the topic regularily is pointless. The list is endless with new contributors emerging daily.

    There is already a great wealth of understanding about the topic and issues that surround. So, many will be skeptical about the Appraisal Foundation’s ability to derive a valuable guidance for experienced appraisers based on the proposed plan.

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