Klosterman’s Appraiser Shortage Claims
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I understand that Mr. Klosterman gets paid to deceive & misrepresent on behalf of his principals who are promoting the meme of appraiser shortage…
In a variety of posts here on AppraisersBlogs we have had the somewhat veiled or at least unclear perspective of a banking interest lobbyist being self-promoted (Bankers League?).
When I responded in a manner I felt was applicable based on his specific post he was offended. You be the judges, please.
“Nice timing Mike, being that we are on the Hill with a group of over 150 bankers and lobbyists this week, your comments about being intolerant to the hands that feed you will go over well. You assumed I was an AMC and was rude when I was merely asking for help for a local bank. I agreed all along there was/is no shortage of good appraisers, they are just located in the wrong spots and our new solutions to fix the issue will that into consideration.
“When you communicate to this group of special interests and bankers be sure to let them know that it’s their own national price fixing efforts through AMCs and refusal to adopt cost-plus payment systems that causes these purported localized shortages. The only shortages are those of appraisers willing to work for chimp change; ClearVal Appraisal rates, or the going appraisal rate in Bangalore India.
A properly compensated appraiser can appraise anywhere in the state. In ‘out of the way’ or distant areas we simply have to take more time to do it properly. Time costs money.
As for the rest of your message, let’s take a look at it. You went to an established appraisers blog group specifically to ask for help for your one single bank client that was claiming a localized shortage, right? You didn’t go to ASC which is where they are supposed to seek help from. THAT would have created a public record of the request subject to verification and challenges like the ones from TN and OK.
You instead went to a group that has NO authority to change the rules to help your one single local bank. Kevin, there is a distinct credibility gap between your actual posts and what you claimed you are doing. I see a number of your claims were disputed by others aside from myself.
You chose to go directly a known appraisers group that opposes the lies and deception of banks and AMCs alike to troll, and when you were called on it your response is to whine. That about right?”
In looking for the specific post Mr. Klosterman thought to be offensive, I was surprised to see the following additional views of his:
Click here and here for Kevin Klosterman’s comments on “Appraiserville – Fake Claim of An Appraisal Shortage” article.
I want to assure Mr. Klosterman along with my fellow appraisers that post and read AppraisersBlogs. There is no personal animus in my posts to or about Mr. Klosterman.
I understand that he is a paid hack (or in D.C. terms a paid ‘flak’) for Banking interests. I further understand that he gets paid to deceive and misrepresent on behalf of his principals who are promoting the meme of appraiser shortage. Take a look at his blue dots map and the reply by one of our fellow appraisers.
Now I ask you, “is that a fair and accurate assessment of the appraisal situation on Ohio?” The one that federal regulators should be making decisions affecting taxpayers’ financial security on?
As I wrote to Mr. Klosterman, there is nothing personal in my rebuttals to his falsehoods.
Even as I write to point out that the whores and prostitutes of ancient Rome were more forthcoming about what it was they were selling than Mr. Klosterman is; there is still nothing personal in it.
After all if prostitution is the world’s oldest profession (albeit no degree required), then surely being a pimp is the world’s second-oldest ‘profession’.
PS: thank you for giving us the specific name of yet another group to watch out for (Bankers League). We’ll be sure to see which legislators, or their assistants met with that group, or that do so in the future.
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