Welcome to the Appraisers’ Coalition of Washington.

2024 Membership Renewal 

Welcome to 2024! Due to the implementation of new state laws, this will be a year of significant change for appraisers in Washington. These laws come with unintended consequences that could negatively impact appraisers and homeowners. We have been working with our industry partners to have appraisers’ voices heard and will continue our efforts through 2024.  

ACOW membership renewal is between January 1st and January 31st.  

Your membership is vital because it helps ACOW continue its mission to advocate and lobby for the appraiser profession in Olympia.  Please refer to our newsletters for information and our action plan regarding legislative and regulatory issues such as HB1110 and HB1337.

So please renew or join us.  It is truly the best $75 investment you will make in 2024.

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       ACOW’s 2024 Spring Conference

The 2024 ACOW Spring Conference is still in the planning stages.  The venue has been selected, which is the SeaTac Airport Conference Center.  This location will provide great transportation possibilities to all attendees, east and west. 

The conference dates have been checked and cross-checked and May 16th and 17th, 2024.  The dates are after Mother’s Day and before the Memorial Day weekend, enhancing your ability to attend.

If you have suggestions regarding presentations or speakers, or if you would like to do a presentation, please email ACOW at info@acow-wa.org.

More to follow.

 

 

The Appraisers’ Coalition of Washington (ACOW) is a Washington non-profit corporation organized by the Washington chapters of the appraisal organizations and consists of Organization Members, Individual Members, and Affiliate Members within Washington State.

The purposes of ACOW are as follows:

      • To educate and communicate with members of the appraisal profession or with any persons concerned with the valuation of real or personal property in Washington about legislative and regulatory issues.
      • To support the maintenance and improvement of The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and its effective enforcement by the State of Washington.
      • To foster and promote the appraisal profession to the general public through education, research, and publications.
      • To raise the funds necessary to administer the activities of this non-profit Corporation and to use such funds to carry out the purposes and objectives of this non-profit Corporation.
      • To promote the public interest and to foster greater public trust and confidence in professional appraisal practice through non-partisan interaction with legislative bodies, government regulatory agencies and other related organizations.

ACOW – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Statement

The Appraisers’ Coalition of Washington (ACOW) is a Washington State appraiser organization, whose Board of Directors consists of state-credentialed appraisers.  ACOW fosters and promotes the appraisal profession to the public through education, communication, research, and publications as well as non-partisan interaction with legislative bodies, government regulatory agencies, and other professional organizations.  In principle and in practice, ACOW values and pursues participation that is inclusive and diverse.  ACOW promotes involvement and expanded access to leadership opportunities regardless of the actual or perceived race, national origin, or other protected characteristics of any person. ACOW will provide leadership, commit time, provide resources, and raise the funds necessary to accomplish this objective.

As a discipline, DE&I is any policy or practice designed to make people of various backgrounds feel welcome and ensure they have support to perform to the fullest of their abilities in the workplace.  Diversity refers to the presence of differences within a given setting; in the workplace, that may mean differences in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic background. Equity is the act of ensuring that processes and programs are impartial, and fair and provide equal possible outcomes for every individual. Inclusion is the practice of making people feel a sense of belonging at work.

 

MEETINGS

ACOW monthly board meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM

All are welcome to attend.

Meetings are held via Zoom.  If you would like an invitation to the meeting, please emaiinfo@acow-wa.org and you will be sent a link to join the meeting.

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ACOW NEWS

ACOW publishes a monthly newsletter and other informative information as it comes to our attention.  If you would like to receive a copy of ACOW’s news and other updates, please email info@acow-wa.orgprovide us your name and email address and we will add you to our contact list.

 

 

 

 

The Appraisers’ Coalition of Washington (ACOW) Joins the National Association of Appraisers (NAA) Board of Governers.    

 

ACOW’s membership on the NAA Board of Governors will give ACOW access to a network of appraisal professionals who are committed to provide a voice for appraisers in national and local laws, regulations, rules and lender policy that affects our profession and livelihood.  It also provides ACOW with continuously updated information to assure we are fully informed and current on activities, including changing requirements of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and other market participants.

It will also allow other state appraisal organizations such as ACOW to learn what the Appraisers’ Coalition of Washington has done and is doing to protect Washington State Appraisers and their profession.


Appraisal Watchdog

Need to take action now. Helpful links to programs designed to help appraisers and consumers.

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Washington State Legislature

One of our jobs at ACOW is to keep track of pending legislation that affects the Real Estate Appraisers of Washington State. To learn more about what is happening in Olympia today.

WA Legislature

Regulatory Agencies

The Appraisal Foundation provides regulation, standards and qualifications for real estate professionals. To learn more about The Appraisal Foundation click the button.

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