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I got this email today from an appraiser. Word for word, all I did was remove his name.
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I’m hesitant to speak out. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know who to trust. I’ve had some vicious things happen to me in my 22 + years in the business. I can’t afford to lose any more appraisal orders. Since I don’t jeopardize my integrity and license the powers that remain in control have labeled us as conservative and subsequently appraisal requests continue to be steered toward the contemporary appraisers. You know, I’m tired, disgusted and depressed over the circumstances that have developed in our profession. We kept our brokers license, which was a requirement before appraisal licensing law. That sale or two a year has kept us barely hanging on.

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That makes me very sad and very angry.......and yet I have heard that same story hundreds of times. It is horrible when people are scared to speak out for ANY reason.

Until more appraisers step up and speak out.....nothing will be done. We are far worse off now than 10 years ago. Those "in charge" have done a lousy job and yet some of them continue to bask in their own perceived glory.



By the way, I have never and will never disclose an appraiser's identity when they have asked me not to.....unless it a discipline issue that has been made public.
 

Elliott

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Most famously from "Pump Up the Volume" by Leonard Cohen,

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows that the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight is fixed
The poor stay poor and the rich get rich
Thats how it goes
Everybody knows that the boat is sinking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybodys got this broken feeling
Like their momma or there dog just died
Everybodys hands are in their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that its now or never
Everybody knows that its me or you
Everybody knows that you live forever
When you had a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old black joe still pickin cotton
For ribbons and bows
Everybody knows you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you been faithful
Give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you been discrete
So many people you had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Thats the way it goes
Everybody knows
 

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North Carolina
Walk away from the bong......just walk away and never look back.
 
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Since so few of the good guys are willing to stand up and fight back, they will slowly be taken out by lack of use anyway.
 

Mike Kennedy

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New York
Note to Review Appraisers, Bank Chief Appraisers, Regulators, and all those Appraisers who sit back, FAIL to take action, and allow this to happen:

copy that post and hang it on the wall in your office.........

the next one to post it ..........may be YOU.
 
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Virginia
He is not alone

I don’t know who to trust. I can’t afford to lose any more appraisal orders. Since I don’t jeopardize my integrity and license the powers that remain in control have labeled us as conservative and subsequently appraisal requests continue to be steered toward the contemporary appraisers. You know, I’m tired, disgusted and depressed over the circumstances that have developed in our profession.

Add to that sick, very very scared, second guessing my work, second guessing my choice of profession, constantly worried about the bills, taking care of my family and my animals, some crying but mostly MAD as hell when a broker tells me that someone else got their number and the appraisal I did is not paid for.
Tell him he is not alone.
 

DTB

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Illinois
Walk away from the bong......just walk away and never look back.

The percentage you're paying is too high-priced
While you're living beyond all your means
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car
From the profit he's made on your dreams
But today you just read that the man was shot dead
By a gun that didn't make any noise
But it wasn't the bullet that laid him to rest
Was the low spark of high-heeled boys



If you had just a minute to breathe
And they granted you one final wish
Would you ask for something like another chance
Or something similar as this
Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you
As sure as your sorrows or joys

And the thing that disturbs you is only the sound
Of the low spark of high-heeled boys

Sums up the resi business for me.
 

Webbed Feet

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Canada
To All,

I'm just shaking my head over calling the "other" appraisers "contemporary."

Webbed.
 

Lawrence R.

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Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
South Carolina
New marketing technique

I read it here a while ago.

A simple business card with your name and number and this in big font across the rest of the card.


If you REALLY want to know what it is worth.

I think it could generate some review work for ya in these slow times. I am changing my cards for residential prospects to say just that.

Might as well define yourself before someone else does.
 

Tom Woolford

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Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
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Florida
[I said:
Add to that sick, very very scared, second guessing my work, second guessing my choice of profession, constantly worried about the bills, taking care of my family and my animals, some crying but mostly MAD as hell when a broker tells me that someone else got their number and the appraisal I did is not paid for. [/I]
Tell him he is not alone.

No, there many of us in the same boat. When my son is on his way, I will probably move to a VERY small house, the food bill will be cut by 2/3 and the electric by 1/2. I MIGHT be able to hold on for a while more. :shrug:
 
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