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Appraisers Get Pay Increase

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Terrel L. Shields

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Appraisers’ pay going up
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What a delicious headline in the Tulsa World this Sunday. Yeah, its going up….from $24-75 per house to $150. That is the pay for the sheriff’s appraisers, those three “disinterested persons” who appraise foreclosed property for the Sheriff :blink: . It is a patronage job, and in Tulsa or Oklahoma City, not a bad one even at less than $50 a pop. Oklahoma county pays each appraiser $24.75 (but will be allowed to pay up to $150 under the new law] but appraisers may look at 20 to “dozens” of properties per day. There are an average of 40-80 properties each week in Oklahoma county that have to be appraised. The 11 appraisers in Tulsa County grossed an average of $23,000 for working an average 1 day per month and spend a "few minutes curbside in front of each". One managed to view 18 in one day and then drive from Tulsa to OKC to sit in the legislature later that morning. They were viewing houses "before daylight" according to a couple of other referees.

These folks do not have to have a license, only 1 does in Tulsa since Chad Stites was fired for buying property that he had appraised through straw transactions. Most get their jobs by being friends or contributors to the Sheriff. One appraiser is 83, a retired banker. Another is a retired police sergeant, another brother of the undersheriff. Ahh, the perks of patronage.
 

Tim The Enchanter

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Perhaps you should say "appraisers". Cuz whatever they're doing it's not appraisals as I know it. ;)
 
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