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The American Guild of Appraisers
The voice of the professional appraiser, protecting the public interest
Welcome to the American Guild of Appraisers!
The American Guild of Appraisers is a national organization comprised of Professional Real Estate Appraisers. We are affiliated with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU - a white collar union of professionals) and the AFL-CIO. This association gives us the strength to attack the major issues facing the Real Estate Appraiser today and can provide great benefits to our members.
Please take a look at the articles, information and links that will provide you with the best, most current data from our changing marketplace. As our motto indicates, not only do we value our members but, "We Value America’s Future."
The American Guild of Appraisers is Guild number 44 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union, one of the 56 unions of AFL-CIO.
Local expertise, local issues, local action. AGA activities and memberships are organized regionally. Connect with a chapter or concern near you.
Events & Gatherings
Local chapter activities, up-coming meetings and events of interest.
Membership Benefits
AGA membership is available to licensed and certified appraisers. Many state coalitions are choosing to affiliate with the AGA to increase their lobbying power and to bring additional benefits to their members.

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Testimonials and Appraiser Information

The ASC denies request from TriStar Bank Tennessee to receive a temporary waiver from using RE Appraisers.
Posted April 25, 2018

The Appraisal Sub-Committee (ASC) denied a request from TriStar Bank of Dickerson Tennessee to receive a Temporary Waiver from using RE appraisers. Telstar suggested they required the Temporary Waiver because of the shortage of RE appraisers.


How Big, Really... Size Matters...
Posted May 15, 2017

Appraisers,We all know Fannie Mae (FNMA) has their Collateral Underwriting (CU) report scoring system after the .xml file of the report is submitted through the Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP) portal used by both GSE's. This system of theirs is used to 'score' an appraisal for a loan quality rating, and it's also used to provide a lender with a guarantee of relief from a FNMA loan buy-back demand, if the report 'scores' a number of 2.5 or lower.We've previously discussed how that can be manipulated by a lender or an Appraisal Management Company (AMC) to coerce appraisers to modify reports to achieve a "passing grade."Well, the 'other half' of the conservatorship GSE's


Fraudulent Email Being Sent to Appraisers - Notice from our members at VACAP
Posted February 02, 2017

It is has come to our attention there is a fraudulent email being sent to appraisers. The email appears to be coming from the Department of Consumers Affairs and states a complaint has been filed against you. The email address is an email address and not a legitimate .gov email address. If you open this email DO NOT CLICK THE LINK IN THE EMAIL!To see email ===>


Modernizing Appraisals: A Regulatory Review and the Future of the Industry
Posted November 18, 2016

On November 16, 2016, the Housing and Insurance Subcommitte held a hearing on "Modernizing Appraisals: A Regulatory Review and the Future of the Industry." Subcommittee discussed modernizing appraisals to benefit American consumers.Our friends at provided this hearing summary for your information. Thanks Appraisersblogs you are always a big help to our profession.

Appraisers Blogs
May 24 2018
In a head to head contest between tax values and AVMs for use in mortgage lending, I'll take tax assessments every time… The...
May 23 2018
The industry is working of an appraisal simulator… The US House of Representatives Passed S 2155 today! Section 103 allows for...
May 22 2018
…specific prohibited direction to appraisers involved in federally regulated transactions… Improper direction to appraisers...
May 19 2018
My son is a police officer and when they smell weed on a traffic stop it enables them to search the car. Appraisers are being placed...