AMCs Financial Trouble

AMC Financial Trouble, The AMC Model Does Not Work

The AMC model does not work & these companies are in serious financial trouble…

Stand Your Ground: A few weeks ago VaCAP reminded everyone to pay attention to the financial and economic side of your business. The article was titled “Stand Your Ground”.

Since that time, we have learned of the following:

  • A VaCAP member shared a retro desktop appraisal request in a rural area. The AMC was paying $75. An appraiser posted on AppraisersBlogs’ repost of our article about being owed thousands of dollars by the same company. See the comment here. Also take a look at the stock price of this company and what the investors are saying here. This is a real eye opener!
  • A federal tax lien $81,000 has been filed against an AMC. See the court recording here. The very same company has a $741,000 judgement filed against them.

The take away we all knew…. The AMC model does not work and these companies are in serious financial trouble. This is not the appraisers issue and appraisers should price their services according to their worth, not what an AMC is willing to pay. Find better clients and stand your ground!

Action Required by every appraiser: FHFA Requests Public Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that it is requesting public input as part of the Agency’s consideration of proposed modifications to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) 2018-2020 Underserved Markets Plans (Plans) under the Duty to Serve program. See the press release here.

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6 Responses

  1. Payam Parang on Facebook Payam Parang on Facebook says:

    Jesse Taylor

  2. Jesse Taylor on Facebook Jesse Taylor on Facebook says:

    When it slows down they can’t sustain the overhead.

  3. Avatar marion says:

    7 year anniversary  of the insolvency of AppraiserLoft.

    Think there are any parties going on?

  4. Robert P Lutz on Facebook Robert P Lutz on Facebook says:

    The AMC Model does Not Work? Well, duhhh ! Shame on those that created them.

  5. Brian Kirkpatrick on Facebook Brian Kirkpatrick on Facebook says:

    Matthew Hyatt May want to show this to your credit union rep. Ironic how we had this convo today


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AMCs Financial Trouble

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