Smart Inspections

The Appraiser Coach

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

Is A Cubicasa Scan an Inspection?

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

In one Facebook group the other day, (yes, I’m back on Facebook ) one member mentioned they feel that a person who scans a property to provide an appraiser with a floor plan should be licensed. WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL INSPECTION? I still like to use the word “inspection”.

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Smart Inspections

Appraisal Buzz

This woman said that she has been using an iPad for years to do her mobile inspections, but had heard … Read More. The post Smart Inspections appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. I was recently contacted by an individual with a question.

5 Remote Inspection Tools for Desktop Appraisals

Appraisal Buzz

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to desktop appraisals. As of mid-March 2022, banks and mortgage lenders can now use desktop appraisals in place of traditional appraisals for qualifying Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac backed mortgages.

Appraisal Inspection Vs. Home Inspection: Your Role as an Appraiser

Appraisal Buzz

Appraisers often balk at assignments that require a more detailed inspection of the subject property (e.g., FHA appraisal assignments ) because they don’t want to be considered a “home inspector.”

Revisiting To Inspect or Not to Inspect with Jordan Petkovski

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the heated debate from Valuation Expo, “To Inspect or not to Inspect” where we discuss both sides to the new bifurcated appraisal. When it comes to bifurcation, what can appraisers take away from these last 6 months? [link].

5 Remote Inspection Tools for Desktop Appraisals

McKissock

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to desktop appraisals. As of mid-March 2022, banks and mortgage lenders can now use desktop appraisals in place of traditional appraisals for qualifying Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac backed mortgages. eTrac Virtual Inspection Tool.

Revisiting To Inspect or Not to Inspect with Jordan Petkovski

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the heated debate from Valuation Expo, “To Inspect or not to Inspect” where we discuss both sides to the new bifurcated appraisal. When it comes to bifurcation, what can appraisers take away from these last 6 months?

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.

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.

Incenter Announces RemoteVal Inspection Technology

Appraisal Buzz

New offering allows appraisers to control a homeowners’ smartphone camera to capture time-stamped images from a remote location. The post Incenter Announces RemoteVal Inspection Technology appeared first on DSNews.

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.

Appraising New Construction: Guidance for Follow-Up Inspections

Appraisal Buzz

While most appraisals only require a single field visit—and in some cases none—when it comes to appraising new construction, you may need to visit the property several times. The post Appraising New Construction: Guidance for Follow-Up Inspections appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

What Is A Final Inspection?

Birmingham Appraisal

A Closer Look At The Final Inspection. You may have heard of an appraisal inspection but what is a final inspection? Keep reading to find out the “second part” of the appraisal process for certain types of appraisals.

Incenter Appraisal Management’s RemoteVal solution keeps appraisers in full control of the inspection

Housing Wire

The industry has a huge demand for appraisals but an ever-shrinking number of appraisers available to conduct them. This greatly reduces time and cost to all parties, as well as allowing appraisers to generate the needed inspection data to complete valuations remotely.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

Are borrower-assisted inspections here to stay?

Housing Wire

HousingWire recently spoke with CoreLogic’s Chief Appraiser Shawn Telford about re-examining traditional appraisal workflows in light of the changes brought on by COVID-19. Appraisers are adapting by utilizing temporary flexibilities put in place by the GSEs, FHA and VA lenders.

That Little Question of Forbearance Inspections

Appraisal Buzz

The post That Little Question of Forbearance Inspections appeared first on DSNews. The post That Little Question of Forbearance Inspections appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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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Appraising New Construction: Guidance for Follow-Up Inspections

McKissock

While most appraisals only require a single field visit—and in some cases none—when it comes to appraising new construction, you may need to visit the property several times. You will also need to conduct a final inspection. Inspection during construction.

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.

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.

7 Major Home Inspection Issues {2022}

Raleigh Realty

Major Home Inspection Issues and How to Handle Repairs If your home inspection turns up any of these 7 major issues it could be time to negotiate some mandatory fixes with the seller before you proceed with purchasing the home. After a home inspection, issues are going to arise.

Preparing for a Home Appraisal Inspection

Kairos Appraisal Services

When selling your home or refinancing your mortgage, the home appraisal inspection is a crucial step in the process. You want your home’s appraised value to be as high as possible in the final report.

The home inspection process: Should you skip it?

Housing Wire

People often confuse the home appraisal with the home inspection. Appraisals are estimates of a home’s value — and they’re typically required before you can close on your mortgage loan. Are you considering skipping the home inspection?

How Today’s Market Impacts the Appraisals and Inspections Landscape

Genworth MI Blog

Enact’s David Foster recently spoke with MortgageOrb about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted inspections and appraisals, the changes we see today, and other appraisal factors to consider. Some buyers have even gone a step further by waiving inspections altogether.

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 There’s No Comparison

The Appraiser Coach

If you’ve been a part of the appraisal world for long, you’ve had this experience. You’ve just submitted a completed report that you feel pretty good about. Soon afterward, however, Read More.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals, Part 1:  The Final Inspection

Riverfront Appraisals

Welcome to the very first post in our all-new series The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. Well – not really the end, but one of the last parts of some appraisals – namely the final inspection. We’ll briefly look at what a final inspection […].

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.

Unwrapping what to expect in your home inspection, appraisal and closing

Housing Wire

What’s the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal? Before you get overwhelmed, take comfort that critical milestones of home inspection, appraisal and closing processes are all great ways to get more acquainted with your prospective new home. Appraisal.

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.

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.

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.

5 Tips to Prepare for a Luxury Home Inspection

Appraisal Buzz

Appraising a luxury home can be stressful, so preparation is important before commencing with a luxury home inspection. Carefully research the subject property prior to the appraisal inspection , keeping the following in mind: Online mapping (aerial, satellite, GIS).

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.