Freddie Mac recently revised guidelines for Mortgage Lenders - they are emphasizing used of "qualified and experienced" real estate appraisers... Ya think? I should hope so...
One of the new suggestions in the revised guidelines is to "consider membership in a professional appraisal organization as a qualification criterion."
In other words, to find the right appraiser you should pick off the membership list of one of the Appraisal Organizations. Which I think is likely a good plan! I recently sent my membership application to NAIFA (National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers - http://www.naifa.com/) and hope to be a member soon.
The Appraisal Institute is a well known and, as I see it, REALLY great group. I would recommend it - http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/. As well as the Real Estate Appraiser's Association (REAA-CA - http://www.reaaca.org/sac/). I have not had the time to look into meetings and membership for these two, but plan to check them out further in the near future. I have talked with some of the members and heard nothing but good things!
I recommend that all my fellow appraisers look into these groups. It is important in these times of change that we band together, now more than ever!
Barnes Family Appraisal1231 McClaren Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608Office (916) 972-1523 Cell (916) 716-8634 Fax (916) 972-1523
Barnes Family Appraisal
1231 McClaren Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608
Office (916) 972-1523 Cell (916) 716-8634 Fax (916) 972-1523
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