23rd May 2011

Kuempel Bill passes in Texas Legislature

AUSTIN—Representative Kuempel (R-Suguin) passed house bill 1146 to establish a reasonable registration and regulatory structure for appraisal management companies operating within Texas.

As a result of the implementation of HVCC and the following outsourcing by many financial institutions to have appraisal management companies manage appraisers fulfilling appraisal assignments, the AMCs have grown tremendously over the years without any government oversight.

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19th May 2011

TAVMA responds to Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
20th Street and Constitution Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20551

Re: Interim Final Rule – Customary and Reasonable Fee Stipulation

Dear Ms. Johnson:

The Title Appraisal Vendor Management Association(“TAVMA”) wishes to express its views about the misinformation being disseminated by appraisal organizations and publications about the Federal Reserve’s Interim Final Rule and Appraisal Management Companies (“AMC’s”). TAVMA is a national trade association of real estate settlement services providers including many leading appraisal management companies.

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12th May 2011

Appraising & Attempting Suicide

What do the two have in common?

This is a first for me.

Driving over the Coronado Bridge today on my way to do an appraisal (which happened to be rescheduled from 9am to a later time of 11am), traffic was nearly at a standstill. Rounding a car parked on the side I saw a lady swigging from a wine bottle while looking over the side. I was shocked nobody else was stopped. Well, I pulled in front of her car and started talking with her. After telling me her car broke down and that she was just waiting for a tow truck, I stayed within arm reach of her and tried to talk to her. After about 5 minutes of getting nowhere and no police yet she was getting irritated with me asking her questions and kept telling me to leave.

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12th May 2011

FANNIE MAE tutorial on the Uniform Appraisal Dataset – UAD

FANNIE MAE tutorial on the Uniform Appraisal Dataset.

You can find it at this website:

On good authority FANNIE MAE is having a Q & A session on May 19, 2001 about the tutorial. It appears you must take the tutorial to be allowed to participate in the Q & A session.

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10th May 2011

The Busy Appraiser #10 – Current issues and Google Places

In this episode I talk about the current state of the appraisal industry, low fees and how the AGA Appraisers Guild of America is getting involved to get changes made through legislature.

I also expand on Google Places and why it is so important to get your company listed in Google Places and make sure your listing is 100% complete.

Here is the video I referred to in the podcast, enjoy and sign up to the YouTube channel for more information on small business marketing!

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10th May 2011

Please Vote For me!!!

I am trying to win the Best Appraiser in San Diego position with our local newspaper.

Please help by submitting my name: Bryan Knowlton
here: http://www.signonsandiego.com/bestof/2011/nominate/real-estate/appraiser/

Thanks fellow appraisers!!! You can vote once a day! 🙂


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10th May 2011

Here Today – Where Tomorrow – A Profession in Transition

A unique 4 hour CE program designed to look at California’s Appraisal Profession

“Here Today – Where Tomorrow – A Profession in Transition”

Presented by The California Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (CCAP)


Mr. Bob Clark, Director, California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA)

Mr. George Dell, ASA, MAI, SRA, Valuemetrics, Inc.

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5th May 2011

My Appraiser Marketing tips in LiveValuation Magazine

I got another article published. Lots of good information on marketing your appraisal services. Makes sure to read it, there is a lot of really good appraisal company marketing advice in the article. Thanks for the support!



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