appraisers Blog Posts

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
First, it is gratifying to know you are actually reading what we write and release. We know this is true because a little over a year ago, we received very few questions about subpoenas and today, after writing a little warning piece on the now infamous FDIC subpoenas being issued to appraisers by a private law firm, we get lots of questions. In fact, we get so many we decided to put together a short follow-up piece on different kinds of subpoenas and how to handle them. These are presented in ascending order of concern with the final one being the most dangerous....
Monday, November 11, 2013

“I was just asked by an AMC to get a background check. Do I have to comply?”

As risk management advisors for Appraisers and Inspectors, this is one of the questions we hear over and over again.

Let’s face it -- appraisal fees are lower than ever before. Essentially, AMCs are asking you to do the same amount of work for less pay. In some cases, they’re even asking you to do more work....

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. The following email was forwarded to us by one of our members who wanted reassurance that just saying “no” was the right answer. Boy, was it ever!

This just proves that in spite of all of the reform and new regulations, there is nothing better than money to cloud someone’s judgment. 

Hi XXXXXXX-

Thanks again for the re-cert on this file but I’m coming to you again...