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  • B
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    The Appraisal Institute of Canada has done their part. It will be interesting to see if the Realtor's Association does anything.

  • Jim
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    I wonder will he face any discipline form the Real Estate Board? Doesn't his actions breach the code of ethics of a realtor? After all, he was apparently performing as an agent in one of the transactions as well as being the appraiser......

  • Sam
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    There should be guidelines that say appraisers cannot be agents. Quite the implied conflict if you ask me....

  • Isedabye
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    perhaps someone from the Institute would enlighten readers on how appraisers can value real estate at less than half of its appraised value of two years previous comparing the property to run down premises to achieve this while similar properties go unmentioned that would have shown equal or increased value to the original appraisal...hint: a bank cannot sell a property at less than 70% of its appraised value without resorting to court action...read: costly for banks...bottom line , an appraiser can assess a property at whatever value he/she is(nudge..nudge...poke...poke...a nod is as good as a wink to a blindman) suggestively told by the powers that be they NEED it assessed at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • B
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    The Appraisal Institute of Canada has done their part. It will be interesting to see if the Realtor's Association does anything.

  • Jim
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    I wonder will he face any discipline form the Real Estate Board? Doesn't his actions breach the code of ethics of a realtor? After all, he was apparently performing as an agent in one of the transactions as well as being the appraiser......

  • Sam
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    There should be guidelines that say appraisers cannot be agents. Quite the implied conflict if you ask me....

  • Isedabye
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    perhaps someone from the Institute would enlighten readers on how appraisers can value real estate at less than half of its appraised value of two years previous comparing the property to run down premises to achieve this while similar properties go unmentioned that would have shown equal or increased value to the original appraisal...hint: a bank cannot sell a property at less than 70% of its appraised value without resorting to court action...read: costly for banks...bottom line , an appraiser can assess a property at whatever value he/she is(nudge..nudge...poke...poke...a nod is as good as a wink to a blindman) suggestively told by the powers that be they NEED it assessed at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!