The seminar "Staying Out of Trouble" is in Dallas, May 17. Seminar information and enrollment.
The firm represents real estate appraisers when there is a complaint made with the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB).
Our two core services include:
- Representing appraisers with the TALCB.
- Consulting in board cases nationwide when an appraiser has a complaint filed against him or her.
If you have a complaint against you watch the video and download the PowerPoint presentation.
To send documents to Ted Whitmer, use this link: Dropbox
Please do not email the documents. This is more secure.
Comprehensive Appraisal Workshop was developed in 1988 to assist appraisers with the comprehensive examination given by The Appraisal Institute. Since its inception, founder Ted Whitmer, MAI has provided training to thousands of appraisers who achieved the MAI designation after attending Comprehensive Appraisal Workshop seminars.
Staying Out of Trouble
I wanted to thank you for the post on your Website: "Staying out of Trouble..." A rapidly growing part of my practice involves working with E&O Attorneys & E&O Company representatives doing Forensic Reviews of their insured’s appraisals. All of the "problem areas" you pointed out are right on.
The most abused line item adjustment I have found is what I now call the "bogus condition adjustment" where a +$25,000 +50,000 etc. adjustment is made. When I pull the listing, the Comp is in superior condition. Incorrectly confirmed Zoning is a HUGE problem in most appraisals I review, especially with appraisals of vacant land.