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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.
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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.
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News Feed

It is Not a Comp, It is a Sale; Stop Fannie Mae Lies!
Posted April 24, 2015

Appraisers,Something's been gnawing at my craw ever since January when FNMA's wonderful CU was unleased to the world.And before that, which still continues, is the AQM process they still use to judge the work of appraisers. No one else has written about this, or even mentioned it, so I will: It has to do with the word "Comp" which is used liberally by FNMA.What exactly is a "Comp?"

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Aprraiser Death Clock
Posted April 08, 2015

Last week, Housing Wire's Jacob Gaffney posted a report titled "Did little-known Arizona law start the appraiser death clock?"

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Vacation Home Sales Hit Record High in 2014
Posted April 07, 2015

Last Thursday, the NAR (National Association of Realtors) released their "2015 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey" which reported that vacation home sales in 2014 reached their highest point in the 12 years since the survey commenced.

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Virginia Enacts Law on Reasonable and Customary Fees | Appraisers Blogs
Posted April 06, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on March 23 signed into law S.B. 1445, which requires appraisal management companies operating in the state to compensate appraisers at a reasonable and customary rate. The legislation gives the Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board authority to take administrative action against AMCs not paying appraisers customary and reasonable fees in accordance with federal law.

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Member Spotlight
Interview between Leo Regensburger AGA and Appraiser Mike M. Ford
Posted March 20, 2015

[Leo Regensburger] Thanks for taking the time to give the American Guild of Appraisers this interview. To start off with, what is your experience with the Professional Appraiser profession?[Mike Ford] I used to think it was the best job in the world. It took me over 15 years to break into it. I really wanted it, and have always tried to hold up to the requirements of (first) the Appraisal Institutes old versions of USPAPs; and then the Appraisal Foundations FIRREA as originally written or even as originally passed back in 1989. That was all the regulatory oversight that was ever needed.The problem is....

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