- Sep 17, 2004
- Professional Status
- Certified General Appraiser
- New York
We need to take action to have this person removed from a position of public trust. It is time to start a letter writing campaign to get this problem taken care of.Mitch Weiss said:"Since 1994, consumers have filed 23 complaints against Richard Chapman, an appraiser from Emerald Isle, N.C. His license was suspended for five years in a case in which he was accused of submitting appraisals with "misleading information" and "inaccurate data." Since his license was reinstated in 2000, 11 new complaints have arrived.
"Just because you're disciplined, that doesn't make you a bad appraiser," said Chapman, who estimated he's been involved in 80,000 appraisals since 1980 and trained about 60 appraisers. "I may have done some technical things wrong, but I've done a good job. I'm proud of my work."
The North Carolina board dismissed two of the 11 recent complaints outright, while two others were dismissed with warnings to be more careful. Six were dismissed on the condition that Chapman complete appraiser education classes, and he was reprimanded for one complaint.
"There no habitual felon law for appraisers," said board attorney Roberta Ouellette, defending the agency's action. "Why should he get super-zapped for doing a lot of little things that a lot of other appraisers are doing every day but haven't had complaints turned in on them?"
NC Appraisal Board:
Governor of NC:
NC Dept of Commerce:
NC General Assembly House Standing Committee on Financial Institutions:
NC Genral Assembly House Select Committee on Rising Home Foreclosures:
email address to contact all of NC General Assembly members:
I may not be a resident of North Carolina, but I do business there. I encourage everyone to write early and write often.