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How are appraisers handling concessions?

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

How are appraisers handling concessions to the buyer? Could a seller credit damage the chance of appraising at the purchase contract? The post How are appraisers handling concessions? first appeared on Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser.

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Do Appraisal Gap Clauses Impact Appraisals?

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

I recently gave a presentation and was asked if appraisal gap clauses impact the way appraisers are developing their opinion of value? In other words, do appraisal gap clauses cause appraisers to be more “conservative”? Part 3: Fixing an Appraiser Excess?

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Attracting More Appraisal Business

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

Most appraisers are experiencing a significant slowdown in mortgage lending work due to rapidly increasing mortgage rates which are slowing down the housing market. Mortgage lending work is only one type of business where appraisals are needed. As appraisers, we know!

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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.

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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.

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Appraisal Reports Are Like Flipbooks

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

APPRAISAL REPORTS. Have you ever read a real estate appraisal report? Each section should contribute a little to the overall story of the value of the home being appraised. Does it compete with the property being appraised? What style of house is being appraised?

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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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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.

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7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Appraisal

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

Are you anticipating having your home appraised? While she is not an appraiser, I am, and I agree that these things can help! When selling or refinancing a house, an appraisal is typically necessary. Here are our best tips on how to prepare for a home appraisal.

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Appraisers Need a Succession Plan

Appraisal Buzz

Today’s Buzzcast interview is with Anthony Blackburn, CEO of Apple Appraisals. We sat down with Tony and Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC, to discuss how appraisers can be proactive in organizing how their businesses would run without them in the future. [link].

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Appraisers voice opinions on AMCs, appraisal delays

Housing Wire

If discrimination is committed by appraisers – as the news headlines would suggest – fellow appraisers and real estate agents say they rarely witness or experience it. Another issue with appraiser competency could be appraisers’ apparent lack of familiarity with valuation tools.

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Can Expert Analysis Save Appraisers?

George Dell

Our blog this week, ‘Can Expert Analysis Save Appraisers?’ ’ is a guest post from a long time friend and colleague, Timothy Andersen, MAI, MSc, CDEI, MNAA, The Appraiser’s Advocate. Save appraisers from what? Analytics Guest Post Future of Appraisal

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Valuation Modernization and Appraisers

Appraisal Buzz

We sat down with Cristy and Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC, to discuss what’s currently happening in the appraisal industry and what we can expect in the future. What can we expect in the coming years for the appraisal industry? [link].

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Are home prices declining? What are appraisers saying?

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

Let’s talk about what this means as well as what’s going on in appraisal reports. […]. What are appraisers saying? first appeared on Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser.

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Is Appraisal Modernization Stymied?

George Dell

Appraisal is just one type of valuation, done by super-regulated, licensed appraisers. The post Is Appraisal Modernization Stymied? Appraisal Modernization Series Critical Thinking Future of AppraisalModernization means bring in modern methods. What are they?

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Why Appraisers Don’t Depreciate Land

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

When developing an opinion of the market value of a property, what appraisers are really measuring is how much depreciation a property has suffered from, and more specifically how much depreciation the improvements on the land have depreciated. Do I Need A Probate Appraisal?

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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.

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Will appraisers use Zillow purchases as comps?

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

I’ve been getting a TON of questions every week about what Zillow is doing and whether appraisers can use their purchases as comps. Let’s talk about Zillow.

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The Appraiser Behind the Buzztoons

Appraisal Buzz

Today’s Buzzcast interview is with Steve Sanders, Owner of Appraisal Source. We sat down with Steve and Jim Morrison, VP of Marketing and Sales for Allterra Group, to discuss his famous Appraisal Buzztoons. What is your background in the appraisal industry? [link].

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Keeping the Appraiser in the Appraisal Process

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the appraisal process and how appraisers need to remain in the forefront of it all. Today we have Mark Walser, President of Incenter Appraisal Management, with Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FAQ #5: What is an Appraisal Waiver?

Riverfront Appraisals

Appraisal waivers have been around for quite some time now, but have really gained serious traction just in the past few years. An appraisal waiver is simply an agreement between a lender […] The post FAQ #5: What is an Appraisal Waiver?

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Appraising Well in a Fast-Changing Market

Appraisal Buzz

What should appraisers know before they sign the appraisal report and deliver their professional opinion of value? Many appraisers working in today’s marketplaces are about to find out how important this is. Why inventory levels matter to appraisers.

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Appraisers in the Condo

Appraisal Buzz

We sat down with Joe and Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC, to discuss how appraisers are a vital tool in appraising condominium properties. What can lenders take away from an appraiser’s expertise regarding a property? Today’s Buzzcast interview is with Joe Minnich.

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Excess of Appraisers? Education

George Dell

The current excess of appraisers is the inevitable result of cyclical forces. The post Excess of Appraisers? Education FiveFrictions Future of Appraisal

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Are You Saying No to Future Business?

The Appraiser Coach

I’ve begun to notice that retirement is starting to creep up on me a little bit, and I’m starting to wonder if I’m really ready. I recently decided to get. Read More.

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Fannie Mae is Bullish on Appraiser Trainees

Appraisal Buzz

Appraisers who have had the opportunity to participate in an appraiser conference recently have probably noticed a recurring theme from Fannie Mae – the importance of supervisory appraisers training the next generation of appraisers.

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The Year Ahead for Appraisers

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the new year and what to expect in the appraisal industry for 2022. What has this year alone taught appraisers? How has this pandemic shaped the appraisal profession moving forward?

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Modernizing Appraisals: Collaborative Valuation

Appraisal Buzz

This article was originally published in the Fall 2021 Appraisal Buzz Magazine here. Our profession has been abuzz the last year or two with regards to the GSEs being mandated to modernize the appraisal profession. From there it is assigned to the appraiser, and the team.

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Appraisal Reform: What’s Missing?

George Dell

Appraisal reform is focused on current ‘urgent’ issues. Current (urgent) issues include: Bias: real and perceived Wide range of opinions of value Appraiser diversity: age […]. The post Appraisal Reform: What’s Missing? What’s missing?

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The Digital Transformation of Appraisal Data

Appraisal Buzz

Before we discuss the impact of technology on the future of appraisal data, it’s good to get a historical perspective. Forty years ago, appraisers were storing property data on Property Cards. This is the digital transformation of the appraiser’s inspection data.

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New Desktop Appraisal Policy with Freddie Mac

Appraisal Buzz

Today’s Buzzcast interview is with Scott Reuter, Chief Appraiser of Freddie Mac. We sat down with Scott and Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC to discuss the new Desktop appraisal policies and what that means for the industry. What does this mean for the appraisal industry?

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Appraisers: Pay Attention to Policy

Appraisal Buzz

Local, State, and Federal policy can play a significant role in an appraiser’s business – it is important to stay informed about what is happening around us. Most appraisers have been busier than ever over the past year and may be struggling to keep up with deadlines.

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The Appraiser Diversity Initiative – What You Need to Know

Appraisal Buzz

Today’s Buzzcast interview is with Loren Cooke, President of Solidifi, and Scott Reuter, Chief Appraiser of Freddie Mac. What is the Appraiser Diversity Initiative? What can appraisers do to join the initiative?

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The Impact of New Technology in the Appraisal Industry

Appraisal Buzz

Today’s Buzzcast interview is with Jeff Allen, President of Cubicasa and Nikki Rinkus, Staff appraiser from Clario. What are some examples of new technology in the appraisal industry? What has been the impact of desktop appraisals? [link].

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The Future of Desktop Appraisals

Appraisal Buzz

Are you ready to meet the new GSE requirement of a detailed floor plan for your desktop appraisals? Join us for our upcoming webinar on January 25th at 2 pm, “ The Future of Desktop Appraisals ” with Joshua Walitt and Mark Walser!

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Tips for finding an appraiser in this crazy market

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

We can’t find an appraiser to come to the property. Resources AMC Appraisal Appraisal Management Company Appraiser appraisers are busy backed-up appraisers market update reasonable fees SAFE Credit Union tips for finding an appraiser too busy for work

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Send Us Your Crazy Appraisal Stories!

Appraisal Buzz

This article was first published in the Appraisal Buzz Magazine. We are asking for submissions about your wildest appraisal stories! I lowered my window and explained that I’m an appraiser using the sale of his house as a comp for an appraisal of a sale in his neighborhood.

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