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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New York, NY (January 15, 2014) -- After a fight that lasted more than fifteen months, involving Chase Manhattan Bank, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), American Guild of Appraisers (AGA) member John Dingeman was vindicated when Chase agreed to reinstate him to be eligible for appraisal assignments. AGA is an affiliate of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO.
Editor's Note: Nearly two years have passed since Working RE first reported the story of John Dingeman, an appraiser who faced the difficult choice of either violating USPAP's Confidentiality Section or suffering the wrath of JP Morgan Chase by refusing. Finally, this holiday season, there is some good news to share. Positive Resolution to Chase Blacklisting Saga by Isaac Peck, Associate Editor
[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....