Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas - 2018

2018 was another extremely busy year. Several interesting Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board meetings, and several changes in the works for 2019.

Although Appraiser Active only got around to posting the news a couple times, that may change in the upcoming year. In the meantime, we wish you the best for this Holiday Season.

...and one more from the back yard.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

FREAB Meeting - February 5, 2018 - EVALUATIONS!!

The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board will have their first meeting of 2018 on Monday, February 5, 2018. The FREAB meets in Suite N901 (ninth floor) at 400 West Robinson Street, Orlando, FL. The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.

The legal agenda is light; only four cases are on the docket. All involve consideration of a Settlement Stipulation by the FREAB. Nevertheless, there is always a chance something interesting will be discussed, and a learning opportunity will result.

Things are bound to get interesting around 1:00 P.M. At that time the board is scheduled to take up a Discussion of Evaluations. This discussion was prompted by amendments to Chapter 475 Part II as a result of HB 927, passed by the 2017 Florida Legislature, and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. The amendments became effective October 1, 2017.

There is plenty to say about the amendments, and the attempt to soften standards applicable to the services provided by Florida Appraisers. Rather than reproduce everything here, Appraiser Active suggests you take a look at the documents to be considered by the FREAB, including the comment letter from yours truly. CLICK HERE. My comments start on page 29 of the pdf.

If you have a chance to attend the meeting and weigh in, I'm sure the FREAB will welcome you comments. If not, the meeting will be live streamed. TUNE IN and hear the conversation and how the board decides to proceed. If thee TUNE IN link above does not direct you to the GoTo meeting page, use this LINK and click on live stream.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

FREAB - New Website

Welcome to 2018! The Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board (FREAB) has a new look to their site. It looks like the FREAB benefits from an overhaul of the the full spectrum of sites associated with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). 

In another nod to the realization of the world we live in, the DBPR offers a Mobile App!  Functionality is limited, but it is a starting point to:

  • Verify license by name or license number
  • Report suspected unlicensed activity
  • Read the DBPR weekly newsletter
When you visit the site, I suggest visiting the "Board Home" tab, and "Board Information" tab to keep up to date on what is going on. Watch this space for news about the next FREAB meeting, February 5, 2018.