NAR Comment Letter on Appraisal Bias Hearing

Issue Date: February 10, 2023

NAR submitted comments to the Appraisal Subcommittee in response to its hearing on appraisal bias that took place on January 25th, 2023.
The letter lays out NAR's commitment to fair housing and efforts to confront racial bias and discrimination in real estate. It discusses NAR's work to recruit diversity into the appraisal profession, to improve the reconsideration of value process, to require fair housing education among appraisers, NAR's own code of ethics specific to appraiser-members, and NAR's support of legislation that would provide funding for more impactful enforcement and testing activity.