Fannie Mae report examines differences in Black and white appraisals

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Fannie Mae, as part of its ongoing commitment to helping all homeowners receive a fair and impartial appraisal, recently published a research report looking at appraisal values of homes owned by Black and white borrowers in refinance transactions titled “Appraising the Appraisal.”

CEO discusses challenges facing appraisers

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As we’ve come through a full year living under pandemic conditions, what are some of the specific challenges for appraisers moving past COVID-19? ValueScape Analytics CEO William Leveson-Gower shares with Valuation Review his thoughts on this matter, and much more.

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Appraisers knowing their ‘why’ is key to success

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Dustin Harris' (“The Appraiser Coach”) blog post, “Knowing Your Why is the Key to Success,” is highlighted for this month’s Valuation Review installment. Harris shares his thoughts with regards to reminding appraisers how important that word “why” will be to them.

Chief appraiser outlines the specifics of ROVs

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Valuation Review caught up with Clear Capital’s Chief Appraiser John Brenan to discuss the topic of Reconsideration of Value (ROV). Brenan detailed the common reasons ROVs get requested and what appraisers need to know and can expect during this process.

Conference panel addresses appraisal bias

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At the 2021 Appraisal Summit conference in Las Vegas, Valuation Review attended the “Addressing Bias in Real Estate & Promoting Fair Housing” session.

A deeper look into the commercial appraisal demands for 2022

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Valuation Review recently spoke with Valcre co-founder/Vice President of Client Experience Grant Norling. Valcre, a commercial real estate (CRE) solutions company, discussed why CRE appraisal demand will be at an all-time high.

Combatting appraisal bias is a shared responsibility

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Valuation Review concludes its coverage of the “Addressing Bias in Real Estate & Promoting Fair Housing” session conducted at the 2021 Appraisal Summit conference from Las Vegas.

Appraisers make their lists, checking it twice

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Once again, the holiday tradition finds Valuation Review asking appraisers what their ideal gift from Santa Claus is this year. Read on to find out what appraisers are hoping to unwrap this year

Appraisers should be mindful of quality over efficiency

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To begin 2022 with helpful advice and words of wisdom from Dustin Harris, “The Appraiser Coach,” Valuation Review shares key points from his blog. Appraisers should never sacrifice quality in the name of efficiency, Harris says.

Education, travel continues for appraisers

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After a year of virtual gatherings, appraisers were able to go back on the road again to listen to and share ideas about improving the profession, as well as maintaining a thriving business.

Survey: Appraisers weigh in on yearly usage of technology

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In Valuation Review’s 2021 Voice of the Appraiser special report, appraisers and lenders shared their opinions regarding the overall status of the profession.

‘A lot going on in the economy,’ and for the appraiser, industry vet says

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At the 2021 Appraisal Summit in Las Vegas, Valuation Review spoke with CoreLogic Valuation Production Leader Kevin Hecht who addressed some of the economic fallout from the pandemic.

AMC expands on its tech tool for appraisers

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Incenter Appraisal Management President Mark Walser, who gives more details about RemoteVal to further assist appraisers.

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Presenters outline important ‘keys’ for appraisers

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October Research, LLC produced a webinar hosted by Valuation Review called “Keys for Operational Efficiency.

California appraiser, Utah AMC facing bias allegations

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District Court for the Northern District of California alleging an appraiser and an appraisal management company showed racial bias in the appraisal of a Marin County property owned by a Black couple seeking a mortgage refinance. A federal lawsuit was recently filed in the U.S.

Veteran appraiser lands in a new spot

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Veteran appraiser Tony Pistilli has seen and accomplished a lot over his last 30 years in the business. Valuation Review sat down with Pistilli to discuss this new chapter in his business life.

Fractional interests in appraising

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According to business and real estate appraiser Dennis Webb of California-based Primus PVX, fractional interests in real estate have proliferated like crazy, and are not going away. At the 2021 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference attended by Valuation Review in Orlando, Fla.,

More thoughts on appraising in 2022

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Valuation Review reached out to a few people in the appraisal profession for their thoughts on things appraisers might face in 2022. Legislation is always intriguing for the industry as various state proposals can have quite a significant impact on appraisers moving forward. Read on to find out what these valuation veterans had to say

Appraisal bias not a ‘new’ problem, DEI officer says

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Valuation Review sat down with CBC Mortgage Agency Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Tai Christensen to discuss a variety of aspects surrounding appraisal bias/disparity.

Incenter Appraisal Management president discusses advanced tech

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Earlier, Valuation Review brought you news of Incenter Appraisal Management’s new technology titled RemoteVal to further assist appraisers.

Appraisal methods from all parties to be evaluated in 2022

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with 2022 Appraisal Institute President Pledger (Jody) Bishop, III. 1, talked about additional goals for the appraiser over the next 12 months, as well as appraisal methodology being evaluated, including lender appraisal guidelines and the roles and processes of appraisal management companies. The organization’s new leader, who took office Jan.

At age 97, one appraiser’s plan is to keep ‘doing what she can’

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Valuation Review was honored to speak with Kehl about her career, which includes periods in real estate and appraising. Ernestine Kehl has truly spent a lifetime enjoying her personal and professional experiences.

Surviving adverse times allows appraisers to give thanks, again

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As is the Thanksgiving holiday tradition at Valuation Review, we reached out to appraisers, and others asking them what they are thankful for this year. Still, appraisers were resilient and maintained high levels of productivity.

Veteran appraiser discuss income approaches, inspections

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Valuation Review spoke with state certified general appraiser Karen Mann of California-based Mann & Associates. Mann began the conversation with one of the least common approaches in appraising homes--the income approach. Read on for more from this veteran appraiser

Veteran appraiser outlines why fraud is not OK

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Valuation Review’s May installment from Dustin Harris, “The Appraiser Coach,” looks at Harris’ thoughts on why fraudulent methods hurt everyone, and the appraisal profession.

More thoughts on racial bias in appraising

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Earlier, Valuation Review spoke with Texas residential appraiser William Trombly, who shared comments he wrote in a specific article dealing with racial bias and discrimination in appraising.

Realquantum reveals commercial appraisal market survey results

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Valuation Review spoke with Realquantum CEO Jeff Weiner to discuss the company’s recent commercial appraisal market survey.

Multi-disciplinary appraiser speaks to ‘new’ appraisal model

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He shared his thoughts on how appraisers have navigated the technologically challenged waters stemming from COVID-19 restrictions.

CEO: Commercial appraisers are ‘busier than ever’

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Valuation Review recently caught up with Valcre co-founder and CEO Lucas Rotter for a more in-depth follow-up to our story about his company. Rotter addressed commercial appraising and the challenges the industry continues to experience because of the pandemic.

Technology and the commercial appraiser

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Now more than ever, appraisers need to take full advantage of technology opportunities within the industry. Valuation Review gets more thoughts from a company who speaks to those advantages for the commercial appraiser. Read on for more

Texas appraiser: Racial bias is unacceptable

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William Trombly, a Texas appraiser (Trombly Appraisal, LLC) spoke to Valuation Review about a topic prevalent within the appraisal industry. Trombly, in an article he authored, said racial bias in the appraisal profession is unacceptable.

Expanding appraisal skills can prove beneficial through adversity

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Certified General Appraiser Karen Mann, of California-based Mann & Associates, gives Valuation Review more “food for thought” with regards to the perception of the appraisal profession post-pandemic conditions. Read on for more thoughts from this veteran appraiser

Pursuing work outside of traditional finance appraisals can expand business

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Valuation Review sat down with veteran appraiser Matt Simmons, of Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, to discuss many topics pertinent to appraisers today, including plans one can pursue to grow their businesses, as well as attention to the diversification of appraisers’ clients.

Appraising careers challenging, but rewarding, says industry exec

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Valuation Review recently spoke with Reggora Appraisal Compliance & Initiatives Director Ken Dicks, who discussed his life as an appraiser from residential to commercial work, and then back to residential.

Reports: A few items for appraisers to consider

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In today’s uptick market, there continues to be occasional challenges for appraisers when writing appraisal reports. There are instances when the slightest of details that go overlooked can result in increased revision requests and a much lengthier appraisal process.

President, chief technology officer discusses photographic data for appraisers

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During a conversation with Valuation Review, Kevin Musick, the ClearValue company’s president and chief technology officer said- “despite the increase in availability of property data, a picture still says a thousand words.”

Become the ‘go to’ appraiser in your area, industry vet says

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Valuation Review shares this month’s topic from Dustin Harris, “The Appraiser Coach,” dealing with what appraisers can do to be “that guy” everyone wants to seek out, from an appraisal standpoint.

Pandemic served as an ‘eye opener’ for all of us, veteran appraiser says

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Valuation Review spoke with Clear Capital Chief Appraiser John Brenan, a true veteran of the industry, for his thoughts on how appraisers came through the difficult times of 2020.

Commercial appraising firm examines lack of women in the industry

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Valuation Review reached out to commercial appraising company North by Northwest Consulting, which shared its research on women in appraising. The company also shared its conversation with two female appraiser trainees, whose perspectives brought keen insight on the topic.

AI president speaks to knowledge of what appraisers do, and more representation

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Valuation Review concludes its one-on-one conversation with Appraisal Institute (AI) President Rodman Schley from the AI Annual Conference “Rising to the Challenge” in Orlando, Fla. Schley elaborated on several misnomers people have about the appraisal profession.