NAR Appraiser Survey July, 2023
In July 2023, NAR Research conducted a survey of all 9,800 appraiser members and 50,000 randomly-selected residential-focused non-appraiser members.
The survey results had a comparison of 2022 and 2023, which was very interesting.
- Appraiser Topics
- Greatest challenges in business
- Lesser challenges with business
- Comfort with valuation tools
- Radius in which appraisals are conducted
- Radius by area type (rural, small town, urban, resort, suburban)
- How often asked to conduct appraisals outside geographic area/Property type of expertise
Sample: Greatest challenges in business
(AMCs) in general among their greatest challenges. This year, this option was broken into three separate AMC-related issues. Forty-four percent cite at least one of these, with 28 percent specifically citing AMC requests for revisions.
This year, however, the single greatest challenge, cited by almost half (47 percent), is “fee pressures,” which, based on comments, is also related in many cases to pressure from AMCs. This is up sharply from 27 percent last year.
One-quarter (26 percent) cite technology fees (not an option in 2022). Appraisers are less likely this year to cite expanding regulations/interpretations of regulations, lender requirements, pressure from real estate agents/brokers, and liability concerns.
The 21 percent who cite other challenges are most likely to cite lack of business/slow market, rising interest rates, low fees, and to reiterate pressure from AMCs.
A very good graphic is included for each section.
To read the report, click here
My comments: Read the appraiser sections in the long report. Fortunately, appraiser results are in the first section. I read the full survey. Most of the questions were for all NAR members, both appraisers and non-appraiser members. Some may be of interest to you. Much of the appraiser results were what we already sort of suspected, but it is good to see actual survey results.
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NOTE: Please scroll down to read the other topics in this long blog post on GSE Appraisal Independence Update, Private money lender appraials, ADUs, adjustments, unusual homes, mortgage origination