Legislators Supportive of Appraiser Issues
We need supportive legislators!
June 13th is an important date for Virginia Appraisers
The Republican Primary is June 13, 2017. VaCAP does not care if you are Republican, Democrat or Independent. We do however; think it is important for you to know of several candidates that are supportive on appraiser issues:
Senator Frank Wagner is running for Governor of Virginia. Senator Wagner introduced the successful AMC legislation for 30 day payments to appraisers that goes into effect July 1, 2017. Although the bill for using only third party fees when calculating customary and reasonable fees to appraisers did not move forward, Senator Wagner was instrumental in getting the bill referred to the Housing Committee for a study. Senator Wagner is also supportive of AMC’s not having staff appraisers complete appraisal reports.
Learn more about Senator Frank Wagner here.
Eddie Whitlock is running for the House of Delegates. Eddie Whitlock is a Real Estate Attorney in the Richmond Area and is very knowledgeable on the issues with AMCs. He understands the obstacles appraisers face.
Learn more about Eddie Whitlock here.
We also want appraisers in Virginia to understand Senator Jill Vogel is running for Lt. Governor. Senator Vogel did not fight for appraisers on the issue of AMC’s hiring staff appraisers to complete appraisal assignments.
If you know of other legislators supportive of appraiser issues, please let us know so we can share. We need supportive legislators! Please help get these candidates on the ballet.
Since we are talking politics……
Lobbying 101 will be the theme of the 2017 VaCAP Annual Conference on June 13, 2017:
Virginia Coalition of Appraiser Professionals
2017 Annual Conference, Tuesday June 13, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Roma Ristorante Italiano
7240 Bell Creek Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Guest Speaker: John Russell
Sr. Director of Governmental Affairs and Chief Lobbyist
American Society of Appraisers
There is no cost to attend the conference and dinner will be available for purchase during the conference.
All members and potential members are welcome.
Reminder: May 16th, The Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board Meets @ 10:00 AM. It should be interesting. Two AMC’s, SettlementOne Valuation Corporation and DartAppraisal.com have disciplinary actions pending on the agenda. See the agenda on the Townhall below or here.