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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

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

Member Spotlight
Posted May 15, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO DIANA NYTKO (CT)She didn't even know about this. She was selected by The Commercial Record in the Best Of in CT. in their December issue.Gold: Connecticut Property Appraisers

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Appraisers Blogs
Jul 16 2018
Contract Date / Acceptance Date Study expanded. VaCAP did a sample study this past winter to determine the number of days from contact...
Jul 12 2018
You know an AMC product is low-balling your talents when they express repeated concern about your car (in blue). I am contacting you...
Jul 10 2018
Most of these items cannot be ‘seen’ by Artificial Intelligence models or Big Data… Appraisers, The article below...
Jul 9 2018
Lately there has been a push for bifurcated (hybrid) appraisal products. Those promoting these questionable products claim it will...