Professional Development Archive

NAR Announces Realtors Property Resource

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) recently announced the creation of the Realtors Property Resource (RPR). The online real estate library will catalog every property in the United States. This initiative will provide access to a national database of...
November 16, 2009

Appraisal Foundation – August Q&A

Application of Appraisal Reporting Requirements Question: If an appraiser is bound by USPAP for a particular assignment, when must the appraiser comply with the USPAP appraisal reporting requirements? Response: Whenever a value opinion is communicated, compliance with USPAP’s appraisal...
August 21, 2009

New Appraisal Products

NAR recently updated it’s frequently asked questions (FAQ) document on the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC). You can get more information on HVCC at www.realtors.org/hvcc The Appraisal Foundation recently released a new brochure Why Engage A Professional Appraiser?...

Appraisal Foundation – February Q&A

QUESTIONS REGARDING 2010-11 REVISIONS TO THE ETHICS RULE The Appraisal Standards Board recently adopted changes to the Conduct section of the ETHICS RULE that will become effective January 1, 2010 for the 2010-11 edition of USPAP. The specific language...

The 1004MC Form

CYA when using this form...more words may be better than fewer. ...

Appraisal Subcommittee Hires Executive Director

In what is surely a bit less than breaking news… The Appraisal Subcommittee today announced its new Executive Director, Jim Park. According to the press release, Mr. Park has more than 23 years of mortgage banking and appraisal experience....

Free RAA/GAA Marketing Brochures

As part of NAR’s new ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ initiative, Realtors® who have earned the RAA or GAA designation are now able to order the RAA/GAA informational brochure for consumers and lenders FREE of charge, while supplies last. To...
March 18, 2009

Radio Show to discuss HVCC and AMC’s

Frank Gregoire will be a guest on the MyTechnologyLawyer.com radio show. He will talk about the regulation of appraisal management companies and the HVCC. MyTechnologyLawyer Radio Show – Real Estate Appraisal Series: Francois (Frank) Gregoire (Gregoire & Gregoire, Inc.)...
February 25, 2009

Comment of the Week

My favorite comment this week is from John: Your worst enemy is fear, and appraisers who are scamming on expenses and memberships in order to stay afloat. A stolen MLS login is an example – it’s also a violation...
February 20, 2009

Appraisal Foundation seeks Comments on White Paper

The Appraisal Foundation is looking to write a White Paper on appraisal regulatory reform, and they are seeking your comments. Possible topics for the white paper include: - Implement National Licensing or Registration Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies. -...
February 12, 2009