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Unethical appraisers now becoming real estate agents

This is from a Tampa Bay article:

Some appraisers who lost their licenses after unethical behavior during the housing boom are staying in the real estate business.

They’re becoming real estate agents, according to a report by the national Center for Public Integrity.Instead of appraising homes for sale, some just obtained a license to sell homes for a living.

The center’s report found that in Florida and California, among the states hardest-hit by the foreclosure crisis, hundreds of individuals whose appraisal licenses were revoked have received other licenses that allow them to continue to represent the public in real estate sales…..

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