Class Valuation Did Me a Favor
My profile has been disabled from Class Valuation. They actually did me a favor. This does not bother me in the least as I have gotten nothing but bid requests from them. My resolution for 2020 is to change my focus and remove unwanted low-life companies from my business. Class Valuation fits squarely into the low life company category. I cannot call them a client as I have never received any work from them. Here is an email I received from them.
Please note your profile is currently disabled with us pending a completed direct deposit form. The state of Virginia requires appraisers to be paid within 30 days, the only way we can guarantee that is to place you on direct deposit.
I have attached the blank document to this email, if you could please fill it out and send it back to me, or directly to email@example.com. If you email it to our accounts payable team please include this in the subject – “ACH form VA and your name”
Once we have that information processed we can reactive your profile and you can start receiving work from us.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Let me start with the errors in the above email:
- Virginia is a Commonwealth, not a State. This is information you learn in fourth or fifth grade.
- In the sentence that begins with “The state of Virginia requires…” the wrong punctuation is used. The comma should be a semi-colon.
- The first sentence in the second paragraph consists of a run on sentence which incorporates a poorly worded question.
- In the last paragraph, the wrong verb is used. It should read … we can reactivate your profile, not reactive your profile.
I will be the first to admit I am not perfect and certainly make my share of misspellings and typos. But you have to admit, if you are sending a blanket email to large group of people, which I know many received the same email, wouldn’t most of us take a moment to check it first? Every email program I have every used has a spelling and grammar check feature. If not, Microsoft Word does a fantastic job of catching errors. The lack of due diligence speaks volumes on how little Class Valuation employees care. It speaks volumes on the type of individuals Class Valuation hires.
Now the content of the email is disturbing. 54.1-2022.1 of Virginia Statute does require appraisers to be paid within 30 days of initial delivery of the appraisal; however, nothing states it must be accomplished by direct deposit.
Why can’t Class Valuation pay appraisers within 30 days without direct deposit? What about the electric company, Gas Company, Internet provider and Telephone Company? What about their rent? Do they get paid within 30 days by direct deposit? I would place a wager they actually do get paid within 30 days and not by direct deposit. Those obligations are necessary for the day to day operation of their company and if the bill is not paid, the utilities would be cut off and an eviction notice placed on their door.
Julie Jones, the SVP of Transformation and Engagement at Class Valuation has stated multiple times on more than one platform that part of her responsibility is to advocate for appraisers. Where is Julie Jones on this topic? Certainly as a Senior Vice President she would have been part of any discussions. Why has she not stepped in and explained not paying the people that keep you in business is a bad idea. Why has she not insisted appraisers be the top priority of Class Valuation? Why has she not explained failure to comply with state requirements will be detrimental to the future of Class Valuation? Does it sound like Julie Jones is advocating for appraisers to you? Sadly, her silence speaks volumes on how little she cares. Lack of caring seems to be the common thread at Class Valuation.
Don’t misunderstand I am not upset in the least. I actually wish to thank Class Valuation for showing their true colors. Error ridden emails from Class Valuation are no longer junking up my inbox.
Thank you Class Valuation!
By Advocate. The author is a Certified Residential Appraiser and has chosen to use the pen name Advocate to protect their identity. Many famous people including Benjamin Franklin, Agatha Christie, and Steven King have written under a pen name for various reasons. Just Google pen names used by famous authors, there are only 45,700,000 results to choose from.