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Disciplinary Actions 2014 - Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies and Home Inspectors

APPRAISERS

12-REA-76 Shane C. Adamiak (#03-5544) Civil Penalty of $1,500 and Ordered to complete a 15-hour National USPAP course for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-2(c), 1-2(e), 1-4(a), 1-4(b), 2-1(a), 2-1(b) and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

13-REA-02 Barry Bosher (#04-8080) Civil Penalty of $1,500 for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-2(c), 1-2(e), 1-4(a), 1-6(a), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal.

13-REA-04 Hammond Richard Bowerman Jr. (#03-752) Civil Penalty of $1,500 and Ordered to complete a two-day Residential Sales Comparison Course for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rule 2-1(b) for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal.

14-REA-47 Terry Webster Clark (#04-5778) Civil Penalty of $3,000 and Ordered to complete 34 hours of approved continuing education courses for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland, §§16-511, 16-701(a)(1)(xii) and (xiii) and COMAR 09.19.02.04A for failure to demonstrate compliance with a continuing education audit.

14-REA-32 Charles Crossed (#03-12858) Surrendered License for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland, §§16-511, 16-701(a)(1)(xii) and (xiii) and COMAR 09.19.02.04A for failure to demonstrate compliance with a continuing education audit.

13-REA-72 Warren G. Davenport (#02-11363) Civil Penalty of $1,000 and Ordered to complete a 15-hour National USPAP course and a 30-hour Basic Appraisal Procedures Course for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-2(c), 1-2(e), 1-2(h), 1-4, 1-4(a), 1-4(b), 1-6(b), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), 2-2(b)(vi), 2-2(b)(ix) and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule and the Scope of Work Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

13-REA-20 and 14-REA-19 Karen L. Denton (#06-28085) (trainee) Civil Penalty of $500 and Ordered to complete a course in Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours), a course in Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours) and the 15-Hour National USPAP course for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(i), (iii)(1), (vii)(1), (xii) and (xiii) by fraudulently or deceptively attempting to obtain a license, committing an act or omission in the provision of real estate appraisal services or certified real estate appraisal services that was an act of dishonesty, fraud or misrepresentation to benefit the applicant, and making a false or misleading statement in the part of a written appraisal report about professional qualifications.

14-REA-31 Matthew Green (#03-28613) Civil Penalty of $2,000 and Ordered to complete a 15-hour National USPAP course and a Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approach course (30 hours) for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland §§16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-2(c), 1-2 (e), 1-4, 1-4(b), 1-6(a), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), 2-1(b)(ix), 2-2(b)(xi), 2-3, and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule.

10-REA-59 Steven Keeter (#03-1104) Civil Penalty of $2,500 and Ordered to complete a 15-hour National USPAP Course for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-2(e), 1-4, 1-4(a), 1-6 (a), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

11-REA-47 Terence King (#02-11451) Civil Penalty of $1,000 and Ordered to complete a 15-hour National USPAP course for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(c), 1-3(a), 1-4(a), 1-4(b), 1-5(b), 2, 2-2(b)(viii) for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

13-REA-22 and 13-REA-28 Todd Michael McKew (#06-30840) (trainee) Civil Penalty of $2,500 for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(i) for fraudulently or deceptively attempting to obtain a license by altering appraisal reports to include his name or contribution and submitting those reports to the Commission.

12-REA-52 Yolande V Payne-Jones (#03-4716) Civil Penalty of $2,000 and Ordered to complete a 15-hour National USPAP course because there was evidence from which a trier of fact could conclude that the Certificate Holder had violated BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and sufficient evidence to create a triable issue of fact that certain reports were not in compliance with USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-2(c), 1-2(e)(i), 1-2(h), 1-3(a), 1-4(a), 1-6(a), 1-6(b), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

12-REA-32 and 12-REA-34 Mary Ada Roycroft (#04-4614) Civil Penalty of $2,500 and Ordered to complete a 15-hour National USPAP course for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and because a trier of fact could fine that the appraisal report was not in compliance USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(c), 1-2(a), 1-2(c), 1-4, 1-5(a), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), 2-2(i), 2-2(vi) and the Conduct and Record Keeping Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

13-REA-81 Margaret Ryman (#03-11408) Civil Penalty of $1,500 and Ordered to complete three courses: Mastering Unique and Complex Property Appraisal (20 hour), Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours) and Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours) for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-2(c), 1-2(e), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), 2-2(b)(ix) and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

11-REA-69 Shawn Strauss (#03-6198) Civil Penalty of $1,500 and Ordered to complete a 15-hour National USPAP Course, a Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches Course (30 hours), and a Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Course (15 hours) for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-2(e), 1-4(a), 1-6(a), 1-6(b), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

14-REA-29 Jonathan C. Taylor (#02-12391) Ordered to complete a Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches course (30 hour) for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-4, 1-4(a), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), 2-2(b)(vi), 2-2(b)(ix), and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

10-REA-128 Martin C. Van Kirk (#03-5954) Civil Penalty of $1,500 and Ordered to complete a Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches Course (30 hours) and a Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Course (15 hours) for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(a), 1-1(b), 1-1(c), 1-2(e), 1-4(a), 1-6(a), 2-1(a), 2-1(b), and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.

13-REA-21 Thomas Weigand (#04-27637) Civil Penalty of $2,500 for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-5A-03 and § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 2-3, Standard 2, and the Conduct and Record Keeping Sections of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal; signing reports in which a trainee under his supervision was listed as a "Licensed Appraiser" rather than a trainee; signing a work experience log containing work done by a trainee when he was not eligible to supervise her work; and signing a misleading work experience log that contained entries that did not represent credible work experience by the trainee.

14-REA-18 Barbara Weller (#03-28098) voluntarily relinquished her license/certificate by Settlement Agreement after failure to complete her continuing education courses.

13-REA-51 Joseph Whaley (#03-11890) Ordered to complete courses in basic appraisal principles (30 hours), basic appraisal procedures (30 hours) and the 15-hour National USPAP course for violating BOP Art., Annotated Code of Maryland § 16-701(a)(1)(x)(xi)(xii)&(xiii) and USPAP Standards Rules 1-1(b), 1-1(c), and the Conduct Section of the Ethics Rule for failure to exercise reasonable diligence to develop, prepare or communicate an appraisal; and being negligent or incompetent in developing, preparing or communicating an appraisal.