Are appraisals the problem with real estate recovery?

Here is an interesting article:

http://www.conciergeauctions.com/blog/2011/08/12/real-estate-recovery/

As an appraiser, I do think that appraisers are sometimes an impediment to getting a deal done -that’s why its important to have an appraiser on you team when listing a home.  As an appraiser, I can diffuse the buyer’s appraisers fear of overvaluation, provide them with the data and detailed context information they need to arrive at a valid and supportable value conclusion and speak with them in their own language: