False Claims of Racism Against Appraiser
As a professional real estate appraiser with many years of experience, I have seen my fair share of disputes between homeowners and appraisers. However, the situation I am about to share with you is one that has left me shocked and appalled. It is a story of false claims, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and the damaging effects of a homeowner’s actions on an appraiser’s career, business, and health.
It all started when I appraised a veteran’s home for a potential refinance. From the very beginning, it was clear that he held a deep-seated animosity towards white people. I proceeded with the appraisal, following all the necessary protocols and using my expertise to determine the value of the property. However, the homeowner was not pleased with the value that I came in at and did not get his desired refinance. In an act of retribution, he filed a complaint against me with the Veteran’s Administration, accusing me of discrimination and racism, and went as far as to call me a “white racist appraiser.” The homeowner called me every name in the book in his complaint, making baseless accusations and using racially charged language. Despite this, the VA launched a year-long investigation into the matter. In the end, they found no evidence of racism or discrimination on my part, and a “Close Out” letter was generated.
The homeowner had two refinance appraisals done after mine, which showed that the claims against me were false.
However, this did not stop him from filing another complaint against me, this time with HUD, for alleged racism. But the most shocking part of this whole ordeal came when HUD demanded that the veteran provide the two appraisals that were done after mine. The veteran refused to do so, effectively hiding evidence that could potentially prove his claims against me were false. This was a clear indication that he had intentionally lied in order to slander me, and try to ruin my career, business, and health.
It has now been over three years since this incident occurred, and the effects are still being felt. I have had to seek therapy and medical treatment for the emotional and physical toll this has taken on me. The veteran’s actions have caused me to suffer from intentional infliction of emotional distress, personal injury, and have damaged my professional reputation.
I have been a dedicated and professional appraiser for many years, and it breaks my heart to see my career, business, and health at risk due to false claims made by a homeowner.
I have just started therapy, which means the statute of limitations has just begun. I am now reaching out to the public in hopes of finding someone who can offer me legal assistance or refer me to a law firm that can help me seek justice for the harm that has been done to me.