Voice for Real Estate: SBA, Appraisers, Kickbacks

Small commercial loans are being processed faster and more flexibly by the U.S. Small Business Administration. That’s the message Maria Contreras-Sweet brought to NAR in a meeting to talk about the borrower-friendly changes the agency has made in the past 18 months. Other stories covered in the October 12 Voice for Real Estate: NAR weighs in on how to get more young people into appraisals, what’s next after a controversial anti-kickback ruling on marketing service agreements, and what to do if you see recurring closing process problems under the procedures that took effect Oct. 3.