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Another Radical Idea

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Pamela Crowley (Florida)

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How about a monthly article put together by us Forumites that we submit to all the various Real Estate mags and online sites. Including the local, state and national Realtor sites.

Appraisals: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

(sound familiar?) or any other title we can come up with. We want it eye catching and make them want to read it.

If we do a good job on this, push it to be published everywhere we can, maybe we can teach or at least inform those involved in all the other areas of Real Estate. There are so very many that have no clue what an appraisal actually is, who our client really is, what we MUST do, etc.

Together, we can pick a topic and write up an excellent article or editorial. We can't change those that are already unethical but, we can inform those that want to do things right and are just ignorant (or, listening to an unethical Broker or LO).

What do you all think???
 
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Pam, First I want to thank you for the name, etc on the partial interest.

Second. I like the sound of the "Good, Bad, & the Ugly" title. The word Appraiser or Appraisal could be added when approriate.

How would you propose to put the artilce together?

Are you thinking of useing a thread or editing it and then useing it?

Usually articles are written by a single person or a small group with each person having specific duties.

Perhaps the article request could be assigned on a voluntary basis or different people could agree to write so many or so often.

It also could be done on an expertise basis. Ben's FHA issues are a good example.

Perhaps we could promote the "National orginization" idea with the articles. Many of the subjects and/or articles would probably point out the need for such a group.

The thread on doing away with the "Appraisal Subcommitte" is a good example of the fact that what we have right now is not working. I am afraid that what we have now with the Foundation may not get any better. I don't agree right now with doing away with the Foundation, but Appraisers need to get together, act together, and be responsible together.


Looking forward to more conversation on this issue. Have a God filled day. God bless America and all our people who are going in harm's way. Thos mountains in Afganistan are tough, not to mention the other areas of the world that are just as tough, only different.
 

Pamela Crowley (Florida)

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Roger,

I think a running thread with an article idea/beginning and others could add their comments and editing ideas would be good.

I would like to start with the Definition of Market Value as defined on the FNMA form 1004B. We can disect this definition with examples to explain what it really means and why some sales are not considered qualified comparables.

OR: 'Who orders your Appraisal and how do they do it?' gearing the article toward the ordering process and the pressures put on appraisers. This might be a good one to start with. I would want to link all articles to the Appraiser's Petition.

Promoting all the organizations to form an 'umbrella' with a common cause is good but, it's not what the general public would care about.

Maybe Wayne will let us put a thread at the beginning of the main forum with a sticky note to keep it at the top to refer everyone to the latest article being worked on. The hardest part will be getting it published everywhere we can. The Realtor magazines, the Real Estate sections in newspapers, online Real Estate information webs, etc. Plus, a good and complete list of legislators.

What do you think?
 
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