HELP WANTED: CAMPAIGN TO RESTRUCTURE THE APPRAISAL FOUNDATION

HELP WANTED: CAMPAIGN TO RESTRUCTURE THE APPRAISAL FOUNDATION

1. Curtis D. Harris, BS, CGREA, REB • CAMPAIGN to Restructure TAF. I don’t know much about TAF, although they occasionally fain their interest in my opinion on certain issues, with an email blast. And then there is the biannual request to apply for a position on one of their Boards, which always seem to get filled by Appraisal Institute Members. Hardly, something I feel worth while responding to due to a lack of potential traction and, credibility of TAF Members and Sponsors. Much like whistling into the wind, given the fact that the sponsors’ originations are self interest groups and BANKS. What I do know is that the present organizational structure is ineffective, evidenced by Debacle II. Remember TAF was put in place, by an act of congress, to see to it that a Debacle I would never happen again. To my understanding DII has far out passed the losses seen by DI. We went from a fragmented system of no/little regulation-oversight to a Bureaucrats of special interest, the Appraisal Institute, no/little regulation-oversight.

We pay our dues, to the Appraisal Foundation (TAF) let’s make sure we all have a vote, “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.” Now that we have gotten rid of the AI the rest should be easy.

If you feel you should have a vote, in TAF, please join us on the “Commercial Appraiser” Group, on Linkedin. You as an appraiser should be electing the Board Members and deciding what goes into USPAP. Not a select group of Bureaucrats and Special Interest Groups. If you have issues with USPAP, HVCC, AMC’s, and Corruption in our Industry. We need to hear from you. This is the big One, PLEASE GET INVOLVED.

Cochise!

P.S.
Don’t believe that The Appraisal Institute volintarily left the Appraisal Foundation, with that Fire Breathing Dragon, IRS up their tucas, they had no other option.

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