1. Form a union of certified appraisers. I am going to work and build this Union, So help if you can. This will be a union that holds its members to a high standard of professionalism. If we decide you are not doing so. You will be dropped like a hot rock. You Have to be recommended by a member to join.
2. Build an ongoinglist of lenders that ARE not approved by the Union. To include messages from members that have not been treated fairly by the lender. And possible listing of lender on our GREENLIST. PAID at the door only. Or even demand an investigation by the federal government for USPAP violations..
3. Make the federal government aware of the situation they have created for the appraiser. Hopefully to include physical representation at meetings of consequence, in Washington or wherever. Will need a state representative member to oversee their state as we grow.
4. As we grow in numbers we will have legal representatives to handle the state & federal level. I can not explain to you the importance of starting this Union NOW. We have some hard times ahead the sooner we stand the sooner we gain the respect we deserve as professionals.
Certified Appraisers that want to defend the property owners right to pay a fair property tax. Let me know what State you work, and what Counties you can work and give a 3 day turn on a 2055 Drive-by Appraisal. Collect at the door $200 or paypal, your choice. Not in the business of setting fees, but as a member of the union, the union is offering this tax appraisal special, you can of course refuse.. I have been an appraiser for over 20 years, in my area the county has gone past common sense in many cases. Of course, you can do as you think best on your orders. And in their defense,of course a mass appraisal have a very low accuracy rate. This is about helping people who are being over charged.
An Appraiser stands alone and has no support from any government body. We are blamed for every financial problem since 1992 when we first became official. Until we get some kind of unity going we will continue to be exploited and belittled. THIS site will grow into a Union of invitation only appraisers, but it is going to have start out getting attention. Send your stories, and your ideas.
I found an AMC Worth RECOMMENDING. I have recently starting doing some appraisals for them and they pay a fair price and cut the check when the appraisal is approved. So you should move them up on your list. And also think about what we could do if we get this Union going. Josh Porter Southlandappraisers.com
J P MORGAN Chase + Drop Em like a rock Party. Stand UP... Nov 15 to June 15. Calling on members to pass the word. NO APPRAISALS FOR J P MORGAN BANKS or their AMC's. Tell clients use someone else or get no appraisals