We have another sign that the current plan for reorginization of the appraisal process is coming our way is the help wanted ads. I noticed numerous jobs available for an "Appraiser Coordinator." These jobs are being offered by major lending institutions.
Many Mortgage Bankers and Banks are seeking a clerical person to handle vendor relations with appraisers. Some of the help wanted ads request a person mortgage experience, some with customer service experience and others none at all. I have not found one that seeks a Certified or Licensed appraiser to handle relations with his/her peers. I have not found one ad that requests the applicant to list real estate experience. I would love to see a large local mortgage banker seek an Appraiser in Missouri for this position.
I fear many of these lending institutions will have what many appraisers know as "Phone Monkeys." People that follow up on appraisal orders and have no idea what we do and cannot relate or understand when there is a problem being explained. Many Mortgage Professionals do not really understand our explanations, as appraisers, either. While the current system does not have an appraiser's contacts with him/her on the field, there is a relationship and trust. In most cases, the Mortgage Professional selected an appraiser that they trust and work with, not just a name off a list.
The HVCC appears to be a reality, several changes will need to happen in how it is executed over the next few years.