Here's an opportunity to participate as an appraiser member of an organization(s) you may already belong to. Think about volunteering to serve as a member of the National Association of REALTORS® Appraisal Committee or the Florida Appraisal Council.
The purpose of the NAR Appraisal Committee is:
To serve the specialized needs of those members with an interest in real estate appraisal by:
1) monitoring, reviewing, examining, and analyzing appraisal-related issues for NAR;If you are a member of a local association of REALTORS, you may recommend yourself to serve as a member of the Appraisal Committee. The committee meets in person twice a year. In 2011, we will meet in Washington, D.C. (sometime between May 9 - 14, 2011), and in Anaheim, California (sometime between November 9 - 14, 2011)
2) referring appraisal-related issues to appropriate NAR committees for their consideration; and
3) providing recommendations on appraisal-related issues to the Board of Directors.
Follow this LINK to recommend yourself. You will need a login. If you do not have one, just follow the prompts. It might help if you have a copy of the mailing label from your REALTOR® Magazine.
The Florida REALTORS® have the Florida Appraisal Council. The Council makes recommendations directly to the President of the Association. As an example of their accomplishments, last year the Council worked with the Florida REALTORS® to get HB 303 introduced and passed into law. HB 303 requires the regulation of Appraisal Management Companies.
Use this LINK to volunteer for the Florida Appraisal Council. Again, you will need a login, but if you are a member of a local Association of REALTORS in Florida, just follow the prompts to get yourself a login and password.
The application period for both NAR and Florida REALTORS® Committees is May 24, 2010, so act soon! Both of these groups have a history of representation and getting things done.