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Why Can't Appraisers Be More Vocal Like Others Are Doing?

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Eli

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Any thoughts are welcome.
 

AMF13

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Mom always said if you don't have anything nice to say, STFU.
No wait, it was more like Don't say anything at all. :shrug:
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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I like peace and quiet.
 

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I think on this site many are very vocal. If you mean banding together to take a stand I don't see that happening. No one here can agree on anything and too many like to argue everything.
 

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Like trying to herd cats!
 

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In the assumption that the OP is talking about political activities to improve appraising as opposed to the now-infamous political forum here, older appraisers have read the tea leaves and realized that we are on the end of the profession. We can't politically compete against the big banks (money), NAR (numbers), and bureaucrats (numbers and power). Tired of screaming and realizing that no one of power is listening.
 

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Appraisers have tried being vocal through signing petitions, (that went to regulators and were ignored), by speaking out, speaking to the media, and in blogs etc. Nobody in power listens is the problem, and the voices in NAR and bank lobbies have big money behind them . I do believe a pooled fund for a public website and presence to promote the values of appraisers in the RE process would be helpful.
 

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Actually,

With the bill on the Senate floor to remove the cfpb.

Now might be an excellent time for appraisers to make some noise about checks and balances, bring the entire AMC issue back up in the face of checks and balances, as originally AMCs were required to be as independent as appraisers. Layout the reasons why AMCs were supposed to be independent of Lenders, and lean on a system of checks and balances that has disappeared.

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timd354

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Actually,

With the bill on the Senate floor to remove the cfpb.

Now might be an excellent time for appraisers to make some noise about checks and balances, bring the entire AMC issue back up in the face of checks and balances, as originally AMCs were required to be as independent as appraisers. Layout the reasons why AMCs were supposed to be independent of Lenders, and lean on a system of checks and balances that has disappeared.

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Does it really matter to appraisers whether or not an AMC is owned by a lender or not? For instance, was RELS any worse (or better) to work for when it was owned in part by Wells Fargo than it is now that it is 100% owned by CoreLogic? Additionally, unless you are prepared to make the argument that lenders/banks also should not be allowed to directly order appraisals or run their own appraisal panel (which would result in some pretty dire consequences for appraisers if enacted) it is tough to make a logical argument that lenders/banks should not be allowed to own AMC's.
 
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