Real estate appraiser board revokes Skowhegan man’s license

Posted July 09, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.

The Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers has revoked the appraisal license of a Skowhegan man.

Scott C. Jones, doing business as Mid-Maine Appraisal Co., lost his license on June 11, according to a press release. The Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation in Gardiner indicated it issued the press release because “the Board has received indications that Mr. Jones may be continuing to conduct appraisal work, and may also be committing the same violations of Maine law that led to the revocation.”

The real estate appraisers board said complaints that led to the license revocation involved a pattern of Jones taking money from property owners but failing to provide a promised appraisal or submitting an incomplete appraisal months late.

The board’s vote in June was 6-0. The violations “demonstrate an egregious lack of awareness by the licensee of his responsibilities to his clients. The sanctions are additionally increased due to Scott Jones’s failure to respond to the Board’s request for information,” the decision read in part, according to the press release.

Board Administrator Carol Leighton encouraged property owners to report any appraisal dealings they have had with Scott Jones to the board.

“Maine has many honest, well-qualified real estate appraisers. The public can always contact the Board with questions or concerns about appraisers,” Leighton said in the press release.

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