Opinion: CRA for IMBs won’t work as advertised

Housing Wire

The post Opinion: CRA for IMBs won’t work as advertised appeared first on HousingWire. The state of New York recently adopted legislation applying the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to nonbank mortgage lenders, also known as independent mortgage banks (IMBs).

Rocket Mortgage strikes big advertising deal with Realtor.com

Housing Wire

Realtor.com and Rocket Mortgage , two of the biggest companies in the digital real estate space, have formed a key advertising partnership that their competitors are sure to notice. The post Rocket Mortgage strikes big advertising deal with Realtor.com appeared first on HousingWire.

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Judge dismisses false advertising claims against NAR

Valuation Review

A federal judge has granted the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) motion to dismiss claims the trade association engaged in false advertising or deceptive acts. However, a real estate technology company’s antitrust lawsuit against NAR and Zillow Group may still move forward

Improving Your Commercial Appraisal Advertising

Real Quantum

Improving Your Commercial Appraisal Advertising. N o matter how niche your business is, advertising is key to growing your operations and ensuring that sales are constantly coming in. In particular, commercial appraisers who invest in advertising can end up landing more business projects. With 2021 on the horizon, revisiting commercial appraisal advertising operations as early as now can put your business in the ideal position to start the year off right.

5 Creative Property Management Advertising Ideas to Stand Out

Mashvisor

Property management is one of the most lucrative sectors in the real estate business.

Can You Photograph A Smell?

The Appraiser Coach

You may have heard that you can’t have opinions about the color of a room or shaggy carpet as you’re doing your job and walking through homes… that’s dead wrong. Read More.

Less Isn’t Always More

The Appraiser Coach

I’ve been asked how much should be filled out on site during a mobile appraisal. I know there’s a lot of ways out there to do this; there are almost. Read More.

Smart Inspections

The Appraiser Coach

I was recently contacted by an individual with a question. This woman said that she has been using an iPad for years to do her mobile inspections, but had heard. Read More.

Connecting With Agents

The Appraiser Coach

When it comes to getting business, a lot of us like to go for the “low-hanging fruit.” AMCs are a wonderful source of that “easy to get” business. They’ve been. Read More.

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Living Room vs Family Room

The Appraiser Coach

Have you ever walked into a house and thought, what room did I just walk into? Identifying and analyzing rooms will make a big difference for your customers and for. Read More.

The Mysterious “Company Policy”

The Appraiser Coach

Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, my daughter was doing some volunteer work in South America, helping people who have been rescued from the human trafficking industry. She was down there. Read More.

Delegate, Delegate, Delegate!

The Appraiser Coach

I was in a group meeting recently where we were talking with small business owners and trying to help them with some of the problems they were facing. Read More.

How to be a Savvy First-Time Homebuyer

Housing Wire

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Take the Plunge!

The Appraiser Coach

A little over a year ago, I went on a vacation with my family to Glacier National Park. While we were there, we took everyone on a hike to St. Read More.

Charge Your Batteries!

The Appraiser Coach

A couple years ago, I went out and bought a new camping trailer. This trailer, like many other recreational 5th wheels, has a battery that powers it. But this battery. Read More.

How Full Is Your Glass?

The Appraiser Coach

I love podcasts! In fact, I started recording podcasts because of how much I loved listening to them. Recently, I was listening to a podcast about car salesmen, and one. Read More.

When Money Makes Itself

The Appraiser Coach

Idaho is a gorgeous state! I live in the backyard of the Teton Mountain Range and Yellowstone National Park, and I love going to the hills. Hiking through groves of. Read More.

Don’t Be Alice!

The Appraiser Coach

In his classic novel Alice in Wonderland, author Lewis Carroll teaches an important principle through the character of the Cheshire Cat. Lost in the woods and faced with a crossroads, Read More.

Knowing Is Half the Battle

The Appraiser Coach

In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the State of Idaho shut down, my company and I took a remote appraisal assignment. Because of the local stay-at-home order, we. Read More.

Rental Schedules Without an Appraisal?

The Appraiser Coach

Can you do a rental schedule on a property that you have not appraised? This was a question recently asked in my closed Facebook All-Stars group. Within this private group, Read More.

Finding Comps in Non-Disclosure States

The Appraiser Coach

All three states that I’m licensed in, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, are non-disclosure states. I’ve never worked in a disclosure state and so I’m always a bit surprised when I’m. Read More.

Recipe for Perfect Customer Service

The Appraiser Coach

I’m not the biggest dessert person in the world, but I have a weakness for Arnold Palmers. For those of you unfamiliar with what an Arnold Palmer is, it’s a. Read More.

Realtors Are Professionals Too

The Appraiser Coach

As an appraiser, you’re a real estate professional and you are in the business of valuing property. Inevitably, at some point in your career, you’re going to make another real. Read More.

Agents, Don’t Skip the Appraisal

The Appraiser Coach

Appraisers have been accused of being “speed bumps” in the lending process. We frustrate buyers, sellers, loan officers and, sometimes, real estate agents. In some ways, I can understand their. Read More.

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Get Non-Lender Work with Video

The Appraiser Coach

As a coach, I’m teaching appraisers on a constant basis. A lot of them are interested in doing non-lender work but they aren’t sure how to attract that work. Really, Read More.

Saving Photos as an Appraiser

The Appraiser Coach

It is no secret that we as appraisers take a lot of photos. I probably take about 20-25 per house that I inspect. Then there are all the comp photos. Read More.

Dear Appraisers, Why do You Care about Your Competition’s Fees

The Appraiser Coach

As appraisers we often wear at least two different hats. You have heard me talk about the business owner cap versus the technician cap. While we often play both roles, Read More.

Love What You Do, Do What You Love

The Appraiser Coach

Imagine yourself on a crisp sunny day in February bombing down a hill of fresh powder in your new skis… can you picture it? Or maybe instead of shredding the. Read More.

Phone Apps for Productivity

The Appraiser Coach

I’m big on technology. One of my most used pieces of technology is my smartphone. I wanted to share with you some of the apps that I use all the. Read More.

Stop Putting it Off!

The Appraiser Coach

A couple years ago, I was out skiing with my boys, something I try to do once a week during the winter. We had a great time, but at one. Read More.

Over Promise and Under Deliver

The Appraiser Coach

There are certain principles of good work and challenges that come when starting or running any business. Much of what we learn as business owners can also be passed on. Read More.

The Path to Credibility

The Appraiser Coach

I was recently proofreading a paper my son had written for a class and came across a quote from Benjamin Franklin. My son used quotation marks to offset the. Read More.

Be Nice or Be Quiet

The Appraiser Coach

Back in the 1980’s an American minister by the name of Robert Fulghum published a series of essays in a book titled All I Really Need To Know I Learned. Read More.

How To Determine Time Adjustments

The Appraiser Coach

I recently had a question come in from a follower regarding how to best make time adjustments in this crazy world of multiple offers and offers over list. It was. Read More.

The Best Idea for IT Support for Your Appraisal Office

The Appraiser Coach

Technology is important to your business. Sometimes, it can be a challenge to keep your computer, your systems, your network, your internet, and the software you use all running and. Read More.

Can You Be an Appraiser and an Agent at the Same Time?

The Appraiser Coach

It is possible to be simultaneously licensed and practicing as a real estate appraiser while also being a licensed and practicing real estate agent. The answer is yes, but there. Read More.

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Where is Your Focus?

The Appraiser Coach

While getting ready for a big trip with my wife, I found myself in my home office working some odd hours. I was in the zone, cruising through my to-do. Read More.

Appraisers: Fraud is Not Okay

The Appraiser Coach

Some people might say a public forum isn’t the place to air this dirty laundry, but this is not really a public forum. Of my thousands of readers, very few. Read More.

Embracing New Technology and Efficiency

The Appraiser Coach

I recently met with another appraiser who admitted to me he was still using a clipboard and pen. There are very few people out there still using these; most appraisers. Read More.

The New Debate

The Appraiser Coach

We’ve all heard of the classic debate: What’s the correct way to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Allow me to introduce a new debate: What’s the correct way. Read More.