I work for an appraisal management company :twisted: I have been an area representative for about eight months now and I think I understand how difficult it is to deal with the pressures of this industry. Basically, AMC and appriasers are on the same side...the losing side. The people who have the power are the lending institutions(clients) because obviously they are the ones who have all the money. Everyday, I try to help appraisers deal with unusual situations and also have to keep both appraisers and clients happy. Most appraisers don't seem to understand this. It may seem silly for appraisers to have to give AMC an update for an order that was just discussed yesterday...but that's our job...we have to call appraisers everyday and everytime our clients call us. Through the course of the day I encounter many disgruntled appraisers who, when I call for an update or recruit for new vendors, they act as if it is something that has never happened before and proceed to go off on me. When I call appraisers to ask if they would consider doing work for us at our lower fees, they say and do everything short of tracking me down and killing me on the spot. Appraisers have the advantage now. There is a huge amount of work available....so I can understand why they wouldn't want to work for us. But my question is....why do so many appraisers feel the need to "punish" me for even daring to ask such a question? I've been told such things as "We won't tolerate such disgusting fees" or "I don't have time for you right now" or have been subject to language that is abusive, unprofessional and downright rude . Most appraisers should know how management companies work(all AMCs need fast/cheap/good reports and they needed them yesterday) so why do most of them waste their time telling me a story I've heard nine thousand times before? If they don't want to work for AMCs,then shouldn't work for AMCs. To save everybody's time...just say "No thank you". The industry is what it is...field reveiws are not fun, AMCs pay way less than lenders, we all know this. Why are you wasting eveyone's time by ranting to someone who is just doing their job? I have encountered so many appraisers who have treated me so unprofessionally. Is this anyway to do business? We all work for the clients. Is there anyone out there who can understand that we are all in this together?