The Appraisal Foundation has posted the National Real Estate Appraiser Job Analysis Study. The survey is to determine the areas that are relevant to our daily functions as appraisers. This is our profession and appraisers are the best source of information on what we do and how we do it. The results will be used to determine the criteria necessary going forward for license examinations.
We all have experienced revision requests from a reviewer who does not understand the appraisal process. What about those revision requests that reference Zillow? We have all seen those hybrid/ bifurcated products and their lack of creditability. We all know how accurate automated valuation model are. The survey has questions relating to hybrid/ bifurcation, automated value models and the appraisal review qualifications. Appraisers have been given a gift in the opportunity to express their opinions on these controversial topics. There is even an open space to share thoughts on any topic. VaCAP encourages every appraiser to complete the survey.
Are you happy with the current direction of our profession? Are you concerned about our future? This survey is about change and is your opportunity to share your opinion with those who have the ability to initiate change. Why would a professional licensed appraiser not want to be part of the solution?
We have noticed on social media there are appraisers who have publicly expressed negativity towards the survey. Some complained it was too long; some stated they started, but will not finish because of its length. This concerns us. Those who are posting/complaining on social media and not completing the survey need to reevaluate their priorities. Simply put, if you have time to post on social media, you have the time to complete the survey. Please be part of the solution and stop being part of the problem!
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