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A Lesson In Not Doing Others' Finals?

Discussion in 'General Appraisal Discussion' started by Elliott, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. Elliott

    Elliott Elite Member

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    Apr 23, 2002
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    State:
    Oregon
    As most are aware, Memo Gate by CBS is based on
    their "experts" validating the authenticity of documents.
    It is becoming clear that all the documents were
    "made up" on a word processor and the signatures are
    are forgeries or "cut & paste."

    Howie Kurtz of the Washington Post decided to
    investigate one of CBS's document experts and
    it turns out he's not a forensic document expert,
    but only does handwriting analysis ("your signature
    shows you have lots of passion and a strong
    need to show your kindness").

    But don't you know when Memo Gate crashes
    down on CBS they'll be way too willing to dump
    on their expert.

    So the next time you take on doing finals for
    other appraisers, I think its a good idea to ask
    "why?" And frankly I don't buy the idea that
    its because he's on vacation or too far away,
    its probably for some other smelly reason.

    elliott
     
  2. Carnivore

    Carnivore Elite Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
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    Well said Elliot. I could not possibly agree with you more.

    Thanks
     
  3. Bill Rose

    Bill Rose Senior Member

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    Aug 25, 2003
    Elliott,

    I don't follow you. Can you expound?
     
  4. Bobby Bucks

    Bobby Bucks Elite Member

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    Jan 27, 2002
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    If the media truly needed skilled bloggers for scrutinizing the CBS skullduggery on Dubya, why didn’t they just bring in a few appraisers? Anyone who has done half a dozen reviews is an expert at deciphering 3rd and 4th generation copies.....I can look at a single page of the URAR and determine which wh*re did the report even when the name is whited out. Don’t even need no stinking signatures. :lol:
     
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Elite Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
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    And what's really funny, when they take great pains to white out all of the names and signatures, but they forget about the software registration copy write at the very bottom in mice type. :rofl:
     
  6. jay trotta

    jay trotta Elite Member

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    Feb 8, 2004
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Connecticut
    How or why would you do another appraiser's Final Inspection :question:

    Can we really believe what any of the news media is puttin out these days :question: They've actually gone and set it up like a "soap" :shrug:

    They've decided to travel down the "Unethical" road to riches, the days of Walter Kronkite (1 of many) are sorely missed; so are the old time radio shows that would keep your attention for months.


    :ph34r:
     
  7. tommcsherry

    tommcsherry Senior Member

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    Mar 11, 2004
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    Yeah....I didn't like that, so when I registered my copy I registered it with the name Appraisal Report...that's all that shows at the bottom now. Originally did it in order to be able to take sub work without advertising my own company...not to avoid review identification, but I guess it works for that too.
     
  8. TEL2002

    TEL2002 Elite Member

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    Jan 16, 2002
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    State:
    Louisiana
    I would do a final for another appraiser....IF.....I knew them and was able to talk to them about the job before going out. Then if the reasons smelled...I would cancel the job.
     
  9. Elliott

    Elliott Elite Member

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    Apr 23, 2002
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    LittleGreenFootballs.com is a good blog source for
    the story. I like the comment,

    "Number of Days CBS Won't Admit They Blew the Story"

    6


    Bill, I think CBS will behave like a lender will behave
    when they have a bad loan/appraisal, they will come
    back on the final appraiser as a scapegoat. I know its
    a stretch.

    elliott
     
  10. Bill Rose

    Bill Rose Senior Member

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    Aug 25, 2003
    I guess I'm cloudy but I don't understand what you mean by; "Doing a final for another appraiser". Educate me here. I understand the scapegoat part of it.
     
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