Appraisers are like a box of (Valentine’s Day) chocolates. The package may even be shaped like a big heart, but you never know what you get. For instance, I hate coconut! Those are the ones I stay away from. Sometimes I may accidentally get one, but it gets spit out pretty darn quickly. Now, those peanut butter, dark chocolate ones are a different story…. OH YEAH… BRING ‘EM!
This industry has such a variety of groups and people. There are the appraisers, the reviewers, the AMC’s, the bank Chief Appraisers, Appraisal Managers, the appraisal industry organizations, the data companies, the insurance companies, and the software companies. To protect the customer and make sure we color inside the lines, we have the regulatory agencies, the CFPB, the state boards, the AQB and the ASB. I know there are roles other than those I’ve just listed, but what an eclectic group of people! Some are peanut butter chocolate, and some are coconut…and some are just nuts (pun intended)!
No one wants to have a big, heart-shaped box with just one, small candy inside. So, we are all necessary to complete the box. Some people actually like coconut, and some can’t have peanut butter. So, we are all needed in this industry. If we weren’t needed, we wouldn’t be included in the box, but I’m glad we are all here. Every day is different. Every deal is different. Every transaction varies, but we all work together in our own unique way, aiming for the same goal. We’re all a part in making good loans to good customers, and ultimately make our own contribution to the economic success of the greatest country in the world.
So…Let’s not look at that box of Valentine’s Day Chocolates and complain about all the things inside that you don’t like. Let’s look at all the goodies, and appreciate the fact that you can choose to allow someone else the opportunity to grab the nasty ones (they may not see them as nasty). All of us here in this heart-shaped box are here for a reason.
Now pass me the Reese’s!
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