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.

How to be a Savvy First-Time Homebuyer

Housing Wire

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5 Creative Property Management Advertising Ideas to Stand Out

Mashvisor

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

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.

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.

Time to Break Out the Saddle!

The Appraiser Coach

Let’s talk about ponies. No, not the hairy little animals that run around your yard and play with your kids. This pony is an acronym, spelled POINII. You’ve heard me. 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.

When Doing a Job Right Doesn’t Mean Doing it Yourself

The Appraiser Coach

One Saturday morning, I found myself in front of the computer, punching numbers. While I was sitting there, staring at my screen, willing this task to end, I had a. Read More.

Caution Where Needed

The Appraiser Coach

Toward the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, I heard a lot of people who said something like, “Dustin, I think that there’s going to be a lot more flexibility because. 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.

Dad’s Words of Wisdom

The Appraiser Coach

Something I’ve noticed over the years is that, in moments when I least expect it, I open my mouth and my father comes out. Just like each of us does, 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

The “Why?” Behind What We Do

The Appraiser Coach

We are all creatures of habit. We tend to eat the same foods, take the same way to work, and tie our shoes the same way every time. Often, we. 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Your Virtual Assistant is a Person, Too!

The Appraiser Coach

People are people. Whether you’re from a small town in South Dakota, a big city in Europe, or living in a mud hut in Africa, we all have at least. Read More.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Be Seen, Build Trust, Get Hired

The Appraiser Coach

You have been a real estate appraiser for years. Or maybe you’ve just got six months under your belt. Either way, each of us needs to determine how we will. Read More.

A Contract is Born

The Appraiser Coach

What makes a contract a contract? Is it the legal prose, the professional typesetting, or the date across the top? I’m no lawyer, but my mentor once told me that. Read More.

Baby Steps

The Appraiser Coach

Every Sunday evening at 8 pm I get a notification on my phone that says “Don’t forget your big 3!” What are the big 3? The big 3 are weekly. 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.