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The Appraiser Coach Podcast


Listen while you drive to and from appraisal inspections as Dustin Harris, The Appraiser Coach, gives you helpful tips, tricks, ideas, and principles which will make you a better appraisal business owner. Dustin has been a successful real estate appraiser for many years. As the Appraiser Coach, he has made it his life’s mission to teach other appraisers across the country to also succeed and thrive as real estate appraisal business owners. Join Dustin each week as he keeps you informed with the latest in the appraisal profession, interviews movers and shakers, talks to your peers about what is important to them, and shares with you his secrets to incredible success.

Sep 6, 2015

Are you as fed up with background checks as the rest of us?  Joan helps dispel some of the myths around background checks and helps us wade through the redtape.  


Retired Appraiser
over three years ago

Perhaps we can hire Joan to do a background check on herself and disclose on her AppraisalBuzz website that she operates a countless number of shell companies from UPS stores stretching from Ohio to Maryland.

Deborah Walk
almost four years ago

My frustration stems from paying for three different background checks so far. AMCs want background checks from companies that may or may not be required for other AMC's requiring multiple background checks so far.

M
almost four years ago

More pay to play. Gets old. I would like to see the fees regulated and all appraisers put on a rotation if this sort of bs continues.

Maurice Stroud
almost four years ago

Bank fraud, sex crime & violent crime are the items screened for in a background check. These issues in an appraiser's background will prevent that Appraiser at renewal from their state licensing agency so why do we need this. At the break right now but so far there has been no conversation concerning the fact that the state licensing agency backgrounds each Appraiser every 2 years. In my opinion it is an overkill because much credence is required not only to obtain an appraisal credential but to stay licensed. Background checks, however, do once again provide opportunity for another 3rd party brick in the appraiser's pockets by initiating a new industry with us being the only client. No more back ground checks.

Dave Cozzareli
almost four years ago

The AMCs have a job to do and they are being paid 40% to 60% of the appraisal fee to do it. One of their responsibilities is to properly vet the appraiser on their panel. Given that it is their responsibility, then they should pay for it. Why is this being passed on to the appraiser?

Dave Cozzareli
almost four years ago

The AMCs have a job to do and they are being paid 40% to 60% of the appraisal fee to do it. One of their responsibilities is to properly vet the appraiser on their panel. Given that it is their responsibility, then they should pay for it. Why is this being passed on to the appraiser?

Richard Bronstein
almost four years ago

Appraiser requirements are already onerous. Backround checks should be accepted by all management companies not redundant. The cost should be supported by the assignments fees or by the company requiring them. Reviewers, governmental officials and lenders should be vetted as strictly as are appraisers.

Andrea Couture
almost four years ago

Thank you for the interview with Joan.. I just paid $59 for my first back ground check last week. In my area, Vermont, I haven't been asked to have a check done until recently. This interview did take the mystery out of why we now have to have this done after all these years.