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.
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Affiliation 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.
Regions 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.
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.
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