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Peer Review Meeting Confirmed 29th

If we meet on May 29th, location in Lansing TBD what time?


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Kali the Boston Terrier

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Residential Manifesto

So over the past few months I've been speaking with a lot of residential appraisers, I feel fairly confident that most residential people feel abandoned by the industry. Common complaints over the AI, and the leaders at the AF (not the forum) that do not care, and write USPAP to allow ZAIO and Zillow to get away with whatever they want...regardless of how contrary to USPAP and valuation they are.

As the incoming president of ASA for our local area, I am trying to figure out what to do that would impact the profession best. Frankly I feel that the commercial appraiser is well represented, and that they do not need any help. The residential appraiser from the HVCC, AMCs, and new AQB requirements is being completely assaulted.

Now I am not Naive enough to believe that a national change could happen, but I believe at the local level if we start holding each other accountable and create an environment that people could expand their business and be better appraisers...we just might slowly change things.

So I ask this, if we could create a local group that helps create an environment to help you be a better appraiser, breed accountability within each other, and start to make a local difference...would you join and be active.

Not that the ASA is the answer, or the AI is the answer or maybe they are, but a local group of appraisers that could band together and help one another, without the ever familiar competitive "...staying busy" crap that comes with meetings of appraisers.
 

leelansford

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...Not that the ASA is the answer, or the AI is the answer or maybe they are, but a local group of appraisers that could band together and help one another...

Brian, you have presented a great truth! What you offer I have long agreed with!

Good luck to you in your efforts!


Lee Lansford, IFA
Illinois State Director--NAIFA
 

Flatlander

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Brian,
I would be interested in joining.
Norma
 

Artemis Fowl

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Absolutely.
I think Tawfik did some something similar a while back. He may have some insights.
 

hglenbetts

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Congratulations Mister President..

As you are aware, I'm newly certified and have just started my own business. Anything that helps insure a future to this industry, I'm interested in.

With all that's going on in the industry (residential side) I feel that the residential appraiser has been targeted as the dog to throw under the train, showing the world that everyone is working to correct the problems that have caused the entire economic mess in this country.

Please keep us posted on your plans and ideas.

Glen
 

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Sounds good Brian!

I tried that about 4 years ago with a group in the Washtenaw County area and it never really got off the ground, but I would be happy to attend and contribute to anything that helps raise the level of quality in our area, and belong to a group that actually contributes meaningfully to the residential end of the business.

Can you hold meetings more centrally? Perhaps Livonia/Novi direction instead of out Rochester/Troy direction?
 

Kali the Boston Terrier

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We can have meetings wherever people want them.

But one thing that I believe is crucial to any group, is that we have standards of practice. Something that we all agree to, my biggest complaint of appraisal groups is the guy yellling the loudest about ethics, when I review them they are the least ethical.

I think we should have standards about what is in the workfile, how the report is written, etc. Just my 2 cents.

But something I would really like is maybe a monthly round table in which we throw an issue around. I also would like for the members to submit reports regularly for peer review between one another...not in attempt to beat them up, like in the designation process. But rather an oppurtunity to share ideas, and give others a way to learn off your report.

But first and foremost I would like a group that helps encourage one another in developing new areas of their business. If you cannot show a positive cash flow from this group, the members will not waste their time. I want to try and help people make some money, and not the skippy way.
 

Artemis Fowl

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This would effectively define the vague wording involving "peers".

All for it. I have plenty to learn and hopefully some things to share.

As long as it doesn't get cliquey...

What needs doing?
 

Michigan CG

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....I also would like for the members to submit reports regularly for peer review between one another...not in attempt to beat them up, like in the designation process......

OK, now I am really liking what I see. The biggest problem for most appraisers is the lack of input from other professionals. There is a lot to learn from other appraisers, and most appraisers being one person shops do not have that opportunity for advice from other appraisers.

I like it so much, that I will volunteer to submit one or two of my appraisals first.

Anyone else want to step up to the plate?

I am not scared of scrutiny; with it comes advice, knowledge and learning.
 

Artemis Fowl

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Ok. Mee too.
I'll bring a report to the table.
I get knocked on my arse a few times a week at play...I can handle it at work too. :)
 
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