A.C.O.W. Update

ACOW Appraisers Qualification Board Survey Results

June 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

I want to thank everyone that took time to participate in the recent survey we distributed regarding the new Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) standards. I am reaching out with an.. read more

Real Estate Appraiser Commission Holding Special Meeting on June 26

June 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

On June 26, 2018, the Real Estate Appraiser Commission is holding a Special meeting. The purpose of the Special meeting is to consider findings from the recent public meetings and.. read more

New AQB Qualification Criteria and Public Meetings

May 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

The Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB) issued new appraiser qualification standards and experience requirements, effective May 1st, 2018! All states and territories can implement the standards as written, implement what they.. read more

Further Down the Road, ACOW Summer Conference

May 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

This year’s conference will be at the La Quinta Inn in Tacoma, WA. It will be packed with information for the boots on the ground appraiser. Those in attendance will.. read more

Association of Appraisers Regulatory Officials (AARO) Spring Conference, May 6

May 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

The Association of Appraisers Regulatory Officials (AARO) spring conference is in full swing in Seattle in a couple of days. The conference is being held at the Westin Hotel, May.. read more

Breaking News, CoreLogic Aquires A La Mode

May 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

Several days ago it was announced that CoreLogic has acquired the appraisal software provider a la mode.  The news pertaining to CoreLogic’s acquiring of a la mode technologies, LLC wasn’t.. read more

Breaking News, Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) Denies TriStar Banks Waiver Request

April 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) denies TriStar banks waiver request.  This is a huge milestone for appraisers in rural areas!  More information on this can be viewed in the following links… read more

Case Against LandSafe Granted Class Action Status

March 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

Case against LandSafe granted class action status The national law firm of Baron & Budd announced that it has secured a certified plaintiff class action federal lawsuit against Countrywide Financial.. read more

News Flash, WAC 308-125-095 Responsibilities of the Appraiser Supervisor

March 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

It’s Official – Per WAC 308-125-095 Responsibilities of the appraiser supervisor, section (1) A certified real estate appraiser licensed by the state of Washington may supervise trainees in accordance with.. read more

Number of Appraisers in Washington State as of April 2018

March 2018 A.C.O.W. Update

We checked in on the appraiser numbers in Washington. As of April 2018 DOL has the following numbers: Certified General 1,047 Certified Residential 1,487 Licensed 127 Total 2,661 Trainees 344.. read more