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Bad news for North Carolina

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Tom Hildebrandt

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I just recieved word that Ossie Smith has been reappointed to the NC Appraisal Board for a third term. Still no word whom is going to be appointed for the remaining seat.

Ossie may be a great individual and may even be a competent appraiser (I have no basis on which to judge otherwise), but as a board member he is bad news. He has a very poor grasp of USPAP (walked out of one class halfway through), and views the NCAB and the appraisal profession in North Carolina as his own private club. He also thinks that the dollars we appraisers pour into the NCAB (over $2,000,000 in the current bankroll) is his own fund for his own political aspirations. He absolutely abhors someone questioning his opinions, and along with Charlie Bass, absolutely hates the idea that any professional trade organization (AI, NAR or others) might even suggest that the board could be improved by changing methods or policy.

As appraisers, we need to gain some manner of assisting our political bodies in selecting competent and honorable appraisers to board positions. Lawyers and accountants have to bless the possible appointees presented to the governor, appraisers need the same right.

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Tom Hildebrandt GAA
 

David C. Johnson

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Tom,

I know we are not privy to the whole equation, but on its face, it appears Governor Easley has made an unfortunate mistake for our state and perhaps for our nation.

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Leon Stewart

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Bro David:

Every State has its Junk, but don't spread yours all over the Country. These Appraisal Boards both State and National have become a joke, and there should be some way to revamp this whole Licensing and Appraisal Process.

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Rick Hess

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Tom and David:

Does this mean I would be better off moving to another state other than NC? Would just south of the border be a better place to practice our profession? :roll:
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Tom Hildebrandt

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Brick

No, North Carolian is a great state, we just happen to have more than a couple of NCAB board members who are an embarassment to our profession.

What North Carolina appraisers need is for more appraisers to come to the board meetings and, in any manner they can, get our board doing their work ocmpetently and without abuse.

Maybe we will get to see you at the next board meeting in Raleigh.

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Tom Hildebrandt GAA
 

Rick Hess

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Tom, I'd love to come to the next board meeting, but it'll be a wee bit hard, living in Wisconsin like I do. :lol:

My future wife and I have been talking about relocating to NC or SC after our foster son leaves the nest.

I've lived in Columbia and Charleston, SC, with many visits to NC. Love it, so look for us in about 4 years or so. By that time, I may know enough to be able to make contributions.

Thanks for the invite.

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Tom Hildebrandt

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Brick

I taught some appraisal classes in Wisconsin in December, so I do not accept travel issues as excuses to miss the NCAB meetings. :lol:

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Tom Hildebrandt GAA
 

Rick Hess

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Touche' Tom :oops:

I'll remember that next time I go to open my mouth. Shoe leather gets less tasty each passing year.

Which class(es) did you teach, when and where??

Let me get my feet under me. I start my first job as a budding appraiser tomorrow. Hopefully it won't be my last... :lol:

At least let me get my feet wet, earn enough to travel on, and at least wait til its warm enough that the golf courses ain't still brown.

Thanks Tom
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Tom Hildebrandt

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Brick

I taught for the Wisconsin Realtors Association in Madison and Milwaukee. The classes were four hour each, one was an update of USPAP and the other was on appraisal reviews.

Good luck on your appraising career, and let me know when you get to North Carolina!.

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Tom Hildebrandt GAA
 
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