HB 1692 is a new law that was enacted in Missouri State relating to real estate appraisal management companies. The new legislation requires real estate appraisal management companies to acquire a $20,000 surety bond. HB 1692 states that additional particulars regarding the surety bond requirement will be established through regulations. The SFAA and AIA cooperated with the bill sponsors of HB 2152/SB 991, which if enacted would have required real estate appraisal management companies to attain a $250,000 surety bond in relation to registration. HB 1692 was the law and surety bond quantity settled on that was enacted.
Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog. He has held a range of different roles within the surety industry, from agent assistant to bond issuer, which gives him a unique insider perspective on surety related topics.