appraisers and amcs

COD At The Door?

In the past, it was common for appraisers to collect their fees directly from the borrower at the time of the property visit (i.e., at the door).  I would take credit cards, checks, or cash while at the door. Many years ago, this was common. Now, however, that rarely happens and we usually have to […]

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Did That Guy Just Take a Picture of My Kids???

I want to talk to you today about something most of us appraisers do on a daily basis – taking comparable photos. Now, I don’t want to get into the whole “Are comps a waste of time? Do they actually serve any purpose?” debate. That’s gone on long enough and it isn’t going to stop

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The Veteran’s Administration—A Model for all AMCs

Let us begin with the obvious—the Veteran’s Administration (VA) is not an Appraisal Management Company (AMC).  They are a non-profit, government entity that works under different rules, so making a direct comparison between the two is not entirely fair.  However, there are some things I think every AMC should learn from the way VA treats

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An Open Letter to All Appraisal Management Companies from an Appraiser Parts 1 and 2

To Whom it May Concern (and I hope there are many who are): There are a great number of appraisers who do, but I personally do not… hate you that is. I find it very interesting that I work in a profession where most of my peers loathe the very hand which feeds them. Oh,

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