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Christmas and a New Year coming
December 28th, 2008 9:35 AM

Well - what has 2008 brought us all?  I'm almost scared to look back as when I do, I see a huge void where much of my retirement account was.  I see the nation realizing the cold hard truths about mortgage and appraisal fraud that so many of us harped about since 2005.  I see business models change as appraisers scramble for fewer assignments.

But out of all of this, I see an upward movement in appraiser competence as well as the efforts put into providing more thought out reports.   This is a good thing.   Sort of the appraiser equivalent to "Scared Straight".  We have lost some appraisers to the economic downturn - both good and bad ones.

Here's to the good appraisers we lost - may your new year find a new career that leads you to where you hope to go.  As to the bad appraisers that lost their jobs, good riddance.  The profession is happy to see you go.

Gary


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