Being a REALTOR® Archive

Questions about the Home Valuation Code of Conduct

I recently read through the comment section of the Revised HVCC blog post, and one of the comments in particular jumped out at me. It asked some very good questions and made some poignant comments. I thought I would...
January 2, 2009

USPAP Q&A – December 2008

The USPAP Q&A is posted each month on The Appraisal Foundation website. Now, on to the questions… Current Sales Contract Not Provided Question: I am an appraiser with several bank clients that do not provide a copy of the...
December 31, 2008

State Law Regarding the Use of BPO’s

The Appraisal Institute has released a document listing the applicable laws regarding Broker Price Opinions. The list covers every state and breaks the states into three general categories: Unlimited Authority, Limited Authority and Broad Authority. Here is a link...
December 23, 2008

The Appraisal Foundation – USPAP Q&A

Copyrighting an Appraisal Report Question: Does registration of a copyright on an appraisal report with the U.S. Copyright Office violate the confidentiality provisions of USPAP? Response: The ASB is taking no position as to whether an appraisal report is...
December 9, 2008

Who Serves Whom?

Blog about NAR and the Appraisal Institute coming away from the table without an agreement and what members want and need from both organizations. ...
November 10, 2008

Appraisal Subcommittee Director Quits after First Day

I heard a rumor about this through the appraisal grapevine, but never saw anything substantial to verify it. However, according to the AP, the Appraisal Subcommitee’s new Director, Linda Nessi, quit after her first day on the job. Government...
October 29, 2008

Appraise Your Appraiser

Here is an interesting Q&A with a professor from the Wharton School of Business, where she discusses the appraisal profession. Why are home appraisals so crucial to the home-buying process? Real estate is the most important asset in terms...
October 8, 2008

Enough Blame To Go Around

This is the text of a blog I wrote last fall. Sadly, things have gotten even worse since then. However, I stand by my original assertions–there is enough blame to go around. The vast majority of REALTORS and Appraisers...

Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to the Appraisal Insight blog. The goal of this blog is to keep you updated on current appraisal issues and to find out how they affect you. I will be one of the wrtiers of this blog. My...
August 18, 2008