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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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.

How to be a Savvy First-Time Homebuyer

Housing Wire

Paid Advertisement Citi citi video 1 citi video 2 Special Report Special ReportsThe post How to be a Savvy First-Time Homebuyer appeared first on HousingWire.

5 Creative Property Management Advertising Ideas to Stand Out

Mashvisor

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

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.

Breaking Barriers to Success

The Appraiser Coach

Are you getting in your own way? Are you limiting your own success because you don’t believe that it is possible to reach your goal? There is a way you. Read More.

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.

Are Pictures Really Worth a 1000 Words?

The Appraiser Coach

Realtor magazine published an article about whether or not listing photos should stay online after the home has sold. Some homeowners have privacy and safety concerns over these photos being. 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.

CFPB settles with seventh company for misleading ads targeting veterans

Housing Wire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a consent order against mortgage broker and lender Accelerate Mortgage on Wednesday following recent investigations of mortgage companies that use deceptive mailers to advertise loans guaranteed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.

Never Sacrifice Quality in the Name of Efficiency

The Appraiser Coach

There are no magic beans or secret sauce that you can use to suddenly make your life better. It’s actually about little tweaks; it’s a bunch of little things that. 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.

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.

Check Your Oil

The Appraiser Coach

You need to take care of yourself, even when you are busy and you’re having record breaking months. You can work hard but you still need to include some rest. 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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Wealth and Why

The Appraiser Coach

I love having the opportunity to get involved with other appraisers and to assist them in moving their businesses to the next level. I’ve been doing a lot of one-on-one. 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.

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.

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

The Appraiser Coach

Over and over again, in just about any mastermind group or private coaching, I see the same phenomenon. People get comfortable with what they’re doing and, even when they are. Read More.

Your Best Friend as an Appraiser

The Appraiser Coach

Many appraisers work out of our homes, not interacting with office staff or other appraisers. Even when we’re out, we’re still doing work-related tasks like shooting pictures and doing inspections. Read More.

A Home Owner’s View on Value

The Appraiser Coach

As a real estate appraisal provider, it can be hard to get into the home owner’s perspective. It seems that what is important to them may not directly translate into. Read More.

Sometimes “No” Is Okay

The Appraiser Coach

Fear might be a good motivator, but it is a poor problem solver. Over the years, I’ve had to learn how to not be afraid of my clients. That is, 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.

How Much Should a New Real Estate Appraiser Charge?

The Appraiser Coach

I was recently asked by a newbie in real estate appraisal how much I think a new real estate appraiser should charge. Many new appraisers and trainees want to get. Read More.

Tandem Garage Conundrum

The Appraiser Coach

A question that comes up quite often on the forums is what to do about garages that have tandem spaces, what to do about two car garages that can really. Read More.

Dressing as a Professional

The Appraiser Coach

I’ve heard the complaints from other appraisers that there are AMC’s out there that request that appraisers that work with them dress professionally. I’m not really sure why this bothers. Read More.

Knowing Your Why is the Key to Success

The Appraiser Coach

I mentor a lot of appraisers from all across the nation. Most of the time, appraisers ask me how to do something such as, how to get their business to. Read More.

Small Equals Big

The Appraiser Coach

Small changes can lead to big improvements. At some point, within almost every coaching session, I believe that some version of this topic comes up. I’ll suggest a fairly minor. 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.

When Should We Put Technology Aside?

The Appraiser Coach

I woke up to a text the other morning from one of my employees. The text had been sent at 12:30 AM! Now, I turn my phone off at night. 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.

How Much Should You Make Each Month?

The Appraiser Coach

How much do you need to make each month? While it’s going to vary from person to person, you should know how much you need every single month in order. Read More.

Become the “Go To” Appraiser in Your Area

The Appraiser Coach

Near my office there are two convenience stores but I only ever go to one of them. Really, there isn’t anything terrible about the one I don’t go to, but. Read More.

Accountability is Key

The Appraiser Coach

Statistically speaking, the overwhelming majority of people have given up on or pushed aside their New Year’s Resolutions by March of any given year. This doesn’t mean that the goals. Read More.

How to Stop Wasting Time on Spam Calls

The Appraiser Coach

Your phone rings, it’s a local number and you answer right away. Afterall, it could be an appraisal order from a new customer, a potential homeowner, a local bank, or. Read More.

When to Break the Rules

The Appraiser Coach

I recently broke my scapula taking my 11-year-old dirt biking. I should have brought another adult, but it was his and my bonding time. To set the scene: We were. Read More.

Driving Comps Can Be Risky Business

The Appraiser Coach

Recently, I had a scary experience while taking comp photos. I live in a very rural area where there are a lot of people who are very protective about their. Read More.

Getting a “No”

The Appraiser Coach

We are constantly negotiating with people in our lives. All day, every day, we are asking things of our friends, family, clients and coworkers. We’ve been taught to try and. Read More.

Why are Appraisers Banned from Doing Work They’re Qualified to Do?

The Appraiser Coach

I just got out of an interesting conversation I had with my CPA. Eventually, our conversation veered onto the topic of work. I was curious about what it takes to. Read More.

The Importance of Taking a Break

The Appraiser Coach

Many of us throw ourselves into our work because we love it. We love it so much we forget to take regular breaks, but it’s such an important thing to. Read More.