The next Virginia Real Estate Appraisal Board Meeting will be held on July 30th, 2019 @ 10:00 AM. This meeting will be a historic meeting as the board will be discussing the proposed hybrid appraisal guidance document and the corresponding 153 public comments. Also on the agenda, CoesterVMS is listed under the disciplinary cases!
First, the 153 comments is the second highest amount of comments that have been made on any guidance document in the past year. The highest amount of comments on any proposed guidance document was by the Board of Health Professions in which 727 comments were received. In third place, a proposed guidance document issued by the Virginia Department of Health received 35 comments. All of the others received less than 5 comments.
So to summarize, the proposed hybrid appraisal guidance document is the only non health related guidance document to receive significant comments. Adding more importance to the proposed guidance document is the fact that all but 2 of the 153 comments were against hybrid appraisals, citing public trust concerns. That’s 98.7% of those who responded that are against these products.
If you have not had a chance to read the comments, it is highly recommended you take the time to do so. You can access the comments on Town Hall by clicking here.
VaCAP encourages all appraisers to attend this meeting and if you did not get an opportunity to comment on Town Hall, there will be a public comment period in which you can share you thoughts.
Membership to VaCAP renews each June and remains at $84 per year. We represent Virginia appraisers as one of the leading coalitions within the Network of State Appraisal Organizations, currently 31 members strong. We are members of the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council, attend meetings of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials and attend State Appraisal Board Meetings. We initiate and lobby for legislative action when necessary and communicate with State and Federal Representatives on relevant issues concerning the profession.
Perhaps the most noticed benefit of VaCAP is our communication. We regularly send out information to our members and others in our database on issues important to the profession. We continue to update our Facebook page, LinkedIn page and have recently established a Twitter account. Our communications have been called “cutting edge and extremely timely” by several other appraisal organizations. Although our communications are copywritten, we encourage everyone to share, just give VaCAP credit please.
Once again, membership can be renewed online from our website. We have streamlined the application and provided a direct link for payment.
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