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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."
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.
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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

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An open letter and testimonial from our member
Posted May 12, 2017

All R.E.Appraisers,I recently joined the AGA in the spirit of trying to band together for future change.

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An open letter from our member
Posted May 12, 2017

This letter is to address the issues that effect appraisers today and in the future. First the independence of the appraiser and safe guards that were implement to protect the appraiser .Second customary and reasonable fee to be paid to the appraisers and safe guards of enforcement. Third enforcement by the states and the investigating process and the penalties to the appraiser.And finally the support to the appraisers from a government agency for protection against fraudulentcomplaints and pressure on the independence of the appraiser.

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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 outlook.com 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 ===>

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