The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Chapter of the Appraisal Institute presented Representative Dick Stevenson with Honorary Membership to the Appraisal Institute for his commitment to the profession. Representative Stevenson, a Pennsylvania Certified General Appraiser, was a champion for the appraisal profession during his tenure in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
“Representative Stevenson has been an advocate for the appraisal profession, and his Honorary Membership to the Appraisal Institute stands as a testament to his commitment to maintaining the integrity of the profession,” said Sara Gaskill, chapter President.
As a member of the House of Representatives, Representative Stevenson was instrumental in defeating a bill that would have allowed real estate brokers and salespeople to provide BPOs (Broker Price Opinions) outside of the real estate brokerage context, and he was the author and prime sponsor of the appraisal management legislation that is now law in Pennsylvania. He also authored and sponsored House Bill 1600 which was designed to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the 2015 minimum criteria for the Appraiser Qualification Board.
Representative Stevenson retired from the 8th Legislative District at the end of session in 2014.