Compliance, Consulting, and Training

Appraisal Buzz

Today’s Buzzcast interview is with Greg Stephens, Owner of GE Stephens Compliance, Consulting, and Training. We sat down with Greg and Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC, to discuss compliance, consulting, and training in the appraisal industry.

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NAR launches interactive training to combat housing discrimination

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors has rolled out a new, free interactive training platform designed to help combat discrimination in the real estate industry called Fairhaven. The initiative emphasizes accountability, culture change and training to promote equal opportunity in real estate.

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6 Excel Training Resources for Real Estate Appraisers (Free for Members)

Appraisal Buzz

In a recent survey, Excel was among the top four software tools on which appraisers said they’d like additional training. Here are six Microsoft Excel training resources for real estate appraisers—exclusively available to McKissock Unlimited Learning Members.

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Nations Lending Bolsters Its Corporate Training and Regional Leadership

Appraisal Buzz

The post Nations Lending Bolsters Its Corporate Training and Regional Leadership appeared first on DSNews. The post Nations Lending Bolsters Its Corporate Training and Regional Leadership appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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DocMagic, Secure Insight announce RON training program

Housing Wire

DocMagic and Secure Insight announced Friday the launch of a remote online notarization (RON) joint training program. The goal is to establish a trusted database of notaries who have been fully trained and certified on DocMagic’s Total eClose platform.

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Free Webinar: Components of AMC Training by Josh Walitt

Appraisal Buzz

Certain states require AMC staff to receive training to ensure they understand valuation independence regulations as well as other statutory requirements. Our free webinar, “ Components of AMC Training ” will be held on June 10th at 2 pm with Josh Walitt as the host.

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Amrock Mandatory Diversity Training

Appraiserblogs

Amrock is requiring all appraisers on their panel to complete a diversity, equity and inclusion training by April 19, 2021. As part of that plan, all Amrock team members have completed an online Cultural Competency Training. An appraiser shared the following with us.

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New Mortgage Education and Training Program Launches

Appraisal Buzz

AXIS Lending Academy , a non-profit education program that offers free hybrid education training to people seeking a career in the mortgage industry, recently launched. The free training program educates and prepares candidates for a career in mortgage operations and helps with job placement.

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Grants to Help Train Appraisers

Appraisers Blog

To establish grants directly to supervisor appraisers to help cover the training costs for each Trainee… Folks, this article appeared in American Banker on September 7, 2022. The post Grants to Help Train Appraisers appeared on Appraisers Blogs.

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Incenter Appraisal Management and McKissock Learning Form Desktop Valuation Training Partnership

Appraisal Buzz

RemoteVal training will help appraisers spend more time on professional analyses while maintaining overall control of the inspection process,” said Renee Altier, President, Valuation and Property Services, Colibri Group, whose businesses include McKissock Learning. CHARLOTTE, N.C. and ST.

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Logan Mohtashami unpacks the slow train wreck that’s been happening in housing inventory

Housing Wire

Logan Mohtashami: Regarding inventory, we had a slow train wreck happening for years, and I can explain in more detail. The post Logan Mohtashami unpacks the slow train wreck that’s been happening in housing inventory appeared first on HousingWire.

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Madhavi Sabnis: Today’s AI-Driven Mortgage Platforms Require Employee Training

Appraisal Buzz

The post Madhavi Sabnis: Today’s AI-Driven Mortgage Platforms Require Employee Training appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. PERSON OF THE WEEK: Artificial intelligence and machine learning hold great promise for delivering a completely seamless, all-digital mortgage experience.

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Deephaven Mortgage offers hands-on training to help brokers gain expertise with non-QM product offerings

Housing Wire

Deephaven offers great, hands-on training that quickly gets brokers comfortable with the process and submitting loans. Our role is to lead the adoption of non-QM by the wholesale broker community through product innovation, great training and fantastic support for both brokers and borrowers.”.

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Train Us and Trust Us

Appraiserblogs

The most weighted technique in most automated valuation programs comes down to one over-simplified formula, based on a guesstimation from an outside source that has no interest in the real estate system… Dear FHFA: Please accept the following comments in regard to Question A1.4.

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Training for AMCs outlined

Valuation Review

Valuation Review spoke with Walitt Solutions Principal and veteran appraiser Josh Walitt, who addressed specific issues and requirements regarding the training of lender and AMC staff members so as to meet the requirements of regulators and clients.

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6 Excel Training Resources for Real Estate Appraisers (Free for Members)

McKissock

In a recent survey, Excel was among the top four software tools on which appraisers said they’d like additional training. Here are six Microsoft Excel training resources for real estate appraisers—exclusively available to McKissock Unlimited Learning Members.

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[Now Available] Free GoFormz Training and Certification Course

GoForrmz

We’ve just launched our free training and certification resource, GoFormz University. This course is the perfect resource for training new GoFormz users – making your user onboarding experience that much simpler.

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Truisms – Taxes, Death… and Bias Training

Appraiserblogs

…other states will also modify their appraisal license renewal CE class requirements to include some form of anti-bias training… Folks, I attended the ACTS Conference in Bay St.

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Training Certifications and Value-Add of Infrared

Working RE

The post Training Certifications and Value-Add of Infrared first appeared at Working RE Magazine. > E&O/GL Insurance for Home Inspectors Competitive Rates, Broad Coverage, Free Risk Management, online inspection support for tough questions, discounts on education and more.

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How to Become a Commercial Appraiser: Costs, Timeline, and Training

Valcre

There are specific training programs for commercial real estate appraisals that include a cumulative hourly in-the-field requirement to demonstrate competence. To become a qualified commercial real estate appraiser, a person must invest serious time, effort, and money.

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Living Room vs Family Room

The Appraiser Coach

Have you ever walked into a house and thought, what room did I just walk into? Identifying and analyzing rooms will make a big difference for your customers and for. Read More.

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AXIS Lending Academy launches new tech training

Valuation Review

AXIS Lending Academy, a non-profit education program that offers free hybrid education training to people seeking a career in the mortgage industry, announced the formal launch of its operations. Read on to learn more details

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Pandemic increased need for education, training

Valuation Review

Valuation Review spoke with American Society of Appraisers CEO Johnnie White to get some answers and insight about some pressing needs in the industry today, such as increased education and training to deal with adjustments needed as a result of COVID-19.

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The power of referral: How one company is empowering agents through training

Mortgagebroker News

Referral Mortgages has placed training and education front and centre in its agents' success

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Incenter Appraisal Management, McKissock Learning form training partnership

Valuation Review

With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac accepting desktop appraisals beginning in March, Incenter Appraisal Management and McKissock Learning are partnering to help appraisers update their remote inspection skills. The two organizations will jointly sponsor several webinars for appraisers seeking to master new remote inspection/desktop appraisal solutions, which are expected to increasingly become requirements in the future

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Advanced technology, training to go a long way toward advancement

Valuation Review

Fall outlined some of his ideas on current hot topics within the industry dealing with PAREA, education, training and the appraiser’s role when it comes to bias. Valuation Review recently spoke with CEO and veteran appraiser William Fall, who heads the William Fall Group. Read on for more from Fall

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Employers fall short when it comes to training

Mortgagebroker News

Why investment in skills development, on an ongoing basis, breeds trust with employees

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In wake of scandal, LOs say continuing education programs get failing grade?

Housing Wire

“They’re doing the same exact training every single year, ” he said. Enforcement Mortgage California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation Conference of State Bank Supervisors Featured Finance hwmember loan officer career NMLS training

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René Rodriguez to headline Engage Marketing June 17

Housing Wire

Rodriquez’s company has trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neuroleadership methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change.

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Continuing education fraudster Danny Yen settles with state regulators for $75K

Housing Wire

Mortgage Politics & Money California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation continuing education Featured NMLS training

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Gary Keller stars at KW’s Mega Camp

Housing Wire

Agent Agents/Brokers Brokerage Real Estate diversity and inclusion Gary Keller HWplus Keller Williams KWx real estate trainingGary Keller, executive chairman of KWx . Whatever changes are afoot at Keller Williams , Gary Keller remains the company’s public face.

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Company fined almost $1 million after staff cheat on training tests

Mortgagebroker News

1,200 PwC employees caught by accountability boards

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Mr. Cooper plans to hire 2,000 new team members to serve growing demand

Housing Wire

Additionally, the company offers specialized training and licensing programs for people looking to enter the mortgage industry. HousingJobs entry level housing jobs Featured Jay Bray mortgage professionals mortgage servicing jobs mortgage training Mr. Cooper Mr. Cooper Group

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The Cost of Non-Compliance: Valuation Independence Training

Walitt Solutions

Issues can be from simple one-off human errors that are easily corrected, to organizational weaknesses, such as lack of required procedures, non-compliance with state requirements, and lack of training and documentation. One failure identified recently at an appraisal management company was the lack of training. While a few states require certain staff to take a USPAP class, more states require deeper training targeted at valuation independence specifically.

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What Appraisal Software Tools Are You Most Interested in Learning?

McKissock

To better understand what sort of technology training and webinars would be the most useful to you, we asked appraisers, “On what appraisal software tools would you like additional training?” On what appraisal software tools would you like additional training?

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What’s New in Appraisal Membership: March 2021

McKissock

” These 1-hour training sessions presented by Cathy Horwitz are available in our resource library and are free for members. HP-12C Training Guide.

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ANSI Z765: Finally Required After 26 Years

McKissock

Already, appraisal-oriented schools and professional organizations are offering ANSI Z765 training. Appraisal Appraisal Insights Appraisal News ANSI measurement standard ANSI Z765 ANSI Z765 measuring standard ANSI Z765 training appraisers article Fannie Mae featured Gross Living Area

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Q&A: Is It Time to Take On an Appraisal Trainee?

McKissock

It’s more to your advantage to look at it as training a productive employee. Then you can bring on new clients; you’ll have sufficient staff for higher-volume periods—and, while you’re training the new people, you’re revisiting the basics and refreshing your own skills.

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New Construction Homes Rise to All-Time High, The Housing Market Has Doubled in the Last Decade, and More Appraisal News

McKissock

Incenter Appraisal Management and McKissock Learning partner to host several desktop valuation training webinars. Incenter Appraisal Management and McKissock Learning form desktop valuation training partnership. The share of new construction homes on the market rises to a record high.

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4 Excellent Microsoft Excel Resources for Appraisers

McKissock

In this Microsoft Excel webinar training session, presented by Cathy Horwitz, you’ll learn how to use Excel to sort and filter large amounts of data, calculate mean and median values, highlight duplicate data, and create a scatter chart.

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