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The Advantages Of Working With The MLS Boards

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hastalavista

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I'm a member of the REAA; a local (California) appraiser organization that focuses on residential appraisal matters.

This organization has very good relationships with the local MLS boards (members of the organization are appraiser-representatives on the MLS boards). As a consequence, they've been able to get changes on how some things are reported on the MLS system which directly benefit appraisers using the system.

Here's something else they have achieved: they are able to promote certain events on the MLS (screenshot from when I signed-on to this MLS system):

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There are a number of similar groups in different states (appraiser collations, etc.). If you are involved in any of these groups (and if you are not, you should consider it), co-promoting may be a possibility with your group and your local MLS system.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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We had a class scheduled for weeks at the local BOR offices... They cancelled at the last minute to offer a routine MLS beginners class. We scrambled to find a new site, cost extra money, and not even an "Oops" from the director.
 

Dublin ohio

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Our board has an appraiser section that is actually part of the board. But not very influential. Have brought up various situations that could be improved in general. Usually get "we know about it, agree with it, but have decided not to do anything about it". One of the worst was re agents changing the list price to match the contract price after the contract was accepted. So if you had a property originally listed for 300K and accepted contract was 310k. The list price would be changed to match or be a little above same as contract. Brought it up. Got the previous answer. Have pretty much gave up.
 

TRESinc

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Ohio
Our board has an appraiser section that is actually part of the board. But not very influential. Have brought up various situations that could be improved in general. Usually get "we know about it, agree with it, but have decided not to do anything about it". One of the worst was re agents changing the list price to match the contract price after the contract was accepted. So if you had a property originally listed for 300K and accepted contract was 310k. The list price would be changed to match or be a little above same as contract. Brought it up. Got the previous answer. Have pretty much gave up.


same thing up here. someone got it in their head years ago, maybe a decade or more, that reporting the sales concessions was illegal. i've called them at least 5 times, sent letters and emails to everyone i could find and it didn't change a thing.
 
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