Legislators Supportive of Appraiser Issues

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.

VaCAP Board
Image credit flickr - MBandman
VaCAP Board

VaCAP Board

Coalition of individual appraisers working together to unite, promote and protect the collective interests of all appraisal professionals in Virginia; to promote needed changes in laws, rules, regulations, policies and standards affecting all appraisers in Virginia; to observe and report the actions of regulatory, legislative, oversight, and standards-setting entities of the Commonwealth.

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5 Responses

  1. Baggins Baggins says:

    Just lost PRMG to amc’s.  I’m not splitting my hard earned fee with a telecom based management company who’s primary function is to drive my fee down to increase their own unearned profit points.  I could always underbid, and thereby essentially bribe the amc to make me the preferred appraiser.  What a joke.

    • Avatar Bill Johnson says:

      Yes, don’t for one second think that the AMC’s are here to benefit the appraiser in any way, as THEY ARE OUR COMPITITION AND ARE ALWAYS PERSUING OUR DIRECT CLIENTS WHO ARE NOT USEING THEIR SERVICES.

      Seek the truth.

      • Baggins - if the shoe fits, you wear it first Baggins - if the shoe fits, you wear it first says:

        Comingled fees between the amc and the appraiser remain as the most unregulated aspect of this industry.  I’ve got a brand new business idea;  mortgage broker management.  This is going to be huge and we’re going to make a lot of money.  We’ll make it a law that brokers cannot contact customers directly unless supervised through a third party mediator at an undisclosed portion of the brokers fee.  We’ll call around and find the brokers willing to work for the fewest points, and reduced fees will not result in reduced consumer charges.  That’s the business model which brokers accept for amc’s and appraisers, so it only makes sense to apply the same operational principals up the ladder as well.  MBMA’s.  Mortgage broker management agencies.

  2. Avatar Jack Of All Trades says:

    Amc’s are the pimps of the appraisal business , they are bloodsucking parasites who will bow to their clients to get everything and anything done , unfortunate that appraisers are there lackeys.

  3. Avatar koma says:

    Hey lets remember to be an informative voter. Do not to be pigeon holed into one thing that may be in your interest and have every other one be taken away.

    Thanks for letting me comment.



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Legislators Supportive of Appraiser Issues

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