Everyone on this forum [blog] lives where there is a newspaper. Every newspaper has a Real Estate section, as that is where the major part of their revenues come from, now that the Auto section has shrunken to one page. Real Estate sections are hungry for content, as is the regular Letters to the Editor page. [Click Here for tips on Writing For Real Estate Editors.]
If everyone here would take a few minutes this weekend to write, by letter or by e-mail, to your local newspaper explaining what the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) has done to borrowers, real estate agents, loan agents, insurance agents, home inspection companies, etc., as has been stated here in this forum [blog], we might get some action.
Yesterday I was confronted by an agent at a large [55 agent] real estate brokerage firm, suggesting it is the appraisal community that is causing increased fees and longer processing times to get their deals closed.
Maybe a copy of your letter could be sent to the larger real estate agencies, as well, with the suggestion that the agents send letters in too. The agencies could even tout themselves as champions of the consumer again.
Perhaps some of them could explain to the populace that they are attempting to work down the inventory of bank-owned and short-sale signs in their neighborhoods, but are being thwarted by HVCC.
You can pick up the name and address of your local newspaper at your local coffee house, there's always one there if you don't care to buy one.
All effective political action starts at the local level, not in the state capitol or Washington DC.
HAVE YOU WRITTEN A LETTER? LET ME KNOW! - Send a copy of you letter to me at bjdavis@OurAppraisal.com and I'll create a link to it here on Appraisal Scoop.