Anyone who has read a newspaper or watched a television news program in the last two years is aware of the serious financial crisis that currently faces our nation. Thousands of people have lost their homes thru foreclosure; thousands more will loose their homes before the crisis is over. My profession, Real Estate Appraisal has to accept some of the responsibility for facilitating many of the bad lending decisions that were made during the last five years. As a profession, we as Appraisers did not fulfill our duty to be disinterested third parties in real estate valuations.
Therefore, I intend to conduct my appraisal practice in a manner that promotes and maintains a high level of Public Trust in the Appraisal Profession by:
“A Real Estate Appraisal is only difficult when it's done right”
John C. Carlson
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