- Nov 1, 2006
- Professional Status
- Certified General Appraiser
Presenting a narrative that there are shortages of appraisers is silly because it is driven by an agenda, not reality.
As you can see from my last post, I accurately guessed that this response was forthcoming. Call any direct-engagement lender you want to in Portland, Seattle, Denver or Nashville and ask them how they view the market. It is NOT an AMC issue, it is simply an issue of their being so many appraisals being ordered that the appraisers in the market cannot complete them in the time frame that has been viewed as "normal."The reason there is a shortage of appraisers in a "limited number of markets" is those markets have a group of appraisers who don't put up with overly demanding, aggressive AMCs who have frustrating report checkers or are just difficult to work with or demand low fees.
.............there are areas where the number of appraisers is not sufficient to provide the level of service most users are accustomed to.