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Francois K. Gregoire - Gregoire & Gregoire, Inc. State-Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser #RD142....on a quest to improve the profession
The minimum requirements in the proposed rule would apply to States that elect to establish an appraiser certifying and licensing agency with the authority to register and supervise AMCs (participating States). Under the proposed rule, participating States would have to require that AMCs: (1) register in the State and be subject to its supervision; (2) use only State-certified or licensed appraisers are used for Federally related transactions (real estate-related financial transactions overseen by a Federal financial institution regulatory agency that require appraiser services); (3) require that appraisals comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; (4) ensure selection of a competent and independent appraiser; and (5)establish and comply with processes and controls reasonably designed to ensure that appraisals comply with the appraisal independence standards in the Truth in Lending Act.
The proposed rule would direct AMCs that are subsidiaries of banks and regulated by a Federal financial institution regulatory agency to meet the same minimum requirements, although such AMCs would not be required to register with a State.
Licensed in Real Estate since 1976, Frank is a second generation REALTOR®, Broker and Appraiser. In addition to his Real Estate Brokers License, he is a State-Certified Residential Appraiser and Appraisal Instructor.
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS, he has been involved in FAR and NAR Appraisal and Public Policy related committees since 1992. Frank is past Chairman and a current member of the National Association of REALTORS® Appraisal Committee.
Frank was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board in February, 2000 and served eight years, four as Chairman. During his service as a member of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board, he represented Florida on the Appraisal Foundation State Regulator Advisory Group and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials.
In addition to providing Expert Witness services in Administrative Hearings, Florida and Federal Courts, Frank is often quoted by local and nationally syndicated real estate columnists and appears as a speaker on appraisal and mortgage related topics. Articles by Frank have been published in the REALTOR® Magazine, the Journal of Property Economics and his blog, Appraiser Active.
As president of Gregoire & Gregoire, Inc., a Residential Real Estate Appraisal firm based in St. Petersburg, Frank is active valuation and consulting for a wide variety of clients.