Today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a statement regarding appraisers and appraiser independence on their appraisal web page. In the statement, NAR expresses concerns about recent attempts to interfere with the appraisal process and the independence of the appraiser.
Over the last 18-36 months a host of rules, regulations, and laws have been announced to further protect appraiser independence yet appraisers continue to be pressured. NAR believes this pressure unnecessarily adds risk to the mortgage transaction for lenders and consumers. You can read the full statement here.