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MI Realtors Purchase AMC

The Michigan Association of REALTORS® (MIR) announced last week that the organization purchased an appraisal management company (AMC).  The state association acquired Midwest AMG, which will serve as a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary.  According to MIR, “[t]his means in...
December 27, 2010

Center for Realtor Technology Releases Appraisal Dashboard

NAR’s Center for Realtor Technology (CRT) recently released an Appraisal Dashboard.  CRT takes ideas that come from the field and tries to make useful technology applications from those ideas.  The CRT blog indicates that this tool came from an...

Does AMC Survey Shed Light on “Propoganda”?

The Maryland-based Coester Appraisal Group recently released its annual survey on appraisal management companies (AMC).  According to AppraisalNEWSCAST.com (the Coester blog), the survey sheds light on industry propaganda.  “After further analysis of the data from the Annual Coester Appraisal...

Florida Association of Realtors seeks Regulation of AMC’s

From Frank Gregoire’s blog: Thankfully, the Florida Association of Realtors has stepped up to the plate and stated their support of an effort to establish regulations for Appraisal Management Companies. During their January 26, 2009 meeting, the Board of...

How Washington Enabled a Financial Crisis

Barry Ritholtz writes a satirical Op-ed for Barron’s Magazine, thanking the Government for enabling Wall Street, helping them create this financial crisis. In his piece, Barry includes the failure of Congress to protect honest appraisers. The article starts: We...
September 29, 2008

Fighting to Keep Your Reputation

Jonathan Miller shares a story in his blog about how important it is to maintain your reputation as an appraiser. Recently, a local NYC blog misquoted Miller and claimed he offered a property value to a reporter. Upset, Miller...
September 4, 2008