Log Home Education, Standards, and Compliance Log Home Education, Standards, and Compliance Log Home Education, Standards, and Compliance
The Log Home Council supports the ideology that professionals appraising log homes, giving value to a log home, selling a log home, providing insurance or lending on log homes, should be well versed on the subject of log homes and characteristics that provide value in log homes.
The Log Home Council requires and supports the ideology that professionals attempting to give an opinion of value on a log home or selling a log home must successfully complete log home educational courses and successfully pass a practical exam related to that course.
The Log Home Council supports the ideology that professional appraisers and licensed real estate sales agents taking a log home assignment, must be compliant and able to identify log home characteristics of value and able to report on log home characteristics in a valuation report.
The Log Home Council believes that all professionals in the log home industry must be able to identify energy code requirements that pertain to log homes.
The Log Home Council requires that appraisers are compliant with USPAP and competency appraisal regulations associated with USPAP.
Prior to the existence of the Log Home Council, professionals were not encouraged or required to be familiar with the identification of different style log homes, characteristics of log homes, reporting methods on log homes or required to understand basic energy standards of log homes.
Prior to the existence of the Log Home Council there was not a single adequate valuation manual, book, class or certification for individuals providing professional log home valuation or insurance . This lack of professional standards and violations of USPAP encouraged the development of the Log Home Council.
The Log Home Council supports the ideology that log home supply companies must be required to become responsible for the materials or logs they provide to the public.
The Log Home Council supports the ideology that log home supply companies should NOT be permitted to sell or supply the public with log homes that are not compliant with local, state, or national building codes.
The Log Home Council supports programs and strategies to encourage adequate standards of compliance in the log home industry through education and transparency.
The Log Home Council encourages adequate lending, real estate sales and appraisal techniques in the log home industry, by encouraging professional organizations and state licensing boards to become compliant with USPAP and real estate sales marketing methods.
The Log Home Council has developed fair, accurate, and reflective lending techniques, practices and principles for the log home industry.
The Log Home Council has developed appraisal forms and methods for fair and accurate log home appraisals and proper log home real estate market analysis's.
The Log Home Council has developed an insurance backed Certification of Compliance and the Log Home Registry system to encourage growth and standards in the industry.
This Log Home Council's "Certification of Compliance" will inspire adequate sales techniques by realtors, require appraisals to become compliant with USPAP, provide insurance agencies with necessary information for property loss coverage, encourage lending, require log home providers to sell adequate energy compliant log homes and to encourage professionals to serve in the best interest of the public.
The true purpose of the Log Home Council is to encourage long term growth in the log home industry.