Richard Hagar is considered by insiders to be the nationally recognized authority on issues relating to compliance and legislation relevant to real estate appraisals, lending, and mortgage fraud. He is also an expert in recent federal and state laws impacting the entire industry.

As a respected industry veteran, Richard is frequently invited to write articles in nationally syndicated newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Seattle Times, as well as industry specific journals such as Lawyer 2 Layer, The Scotsman’s Guide and Working RE. In addition to being a webinar and classroom instructor, he also hosts a monthly show on PBS Radio, as well as designing and authoring classes specifically tailored to the needs of appraisers, bankers, governmental and law enforcement agencies.

Richard is also the President of American Home Appraisals and founder of The Hagar Institute, both of which are located on Mercer Island, Washington.





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