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.

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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Nations Lending Bolsters Its Corporate Training and Regional Leadership

Appraisal Buzz

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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.

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.

Amrock Mandatory Diversity Training


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.

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.

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.

Truisms – Taxes, Death… and Bias Training


…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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Picking Comps: Manual or Powered?

George Dell

Selecting the ‘best’ four or five ‘comps’ requires experience and training. Customary training and practical experience generally focus on analysis and presentation of three to six comparables. Picking comparable sales is critical.

2021 Mokena, South Tinley Park & New Lenox Halloween Tour!

Advanced Appraisal

We have not been active in sharing contact as we wish we were, as we have been slammed training appraisers and involved with an overwhelming amount of Estate and Divorce appraisals.

Real Estate Tech Demo Day: Altisource

Housing Wire

Equator can help you grow your REO business by providing platform training, delivering REO intelligence and maximizing your exposure. Equator® platform certification training promoting you to asset managers looking for REO agents. Equator®.

BC mortgage broker launches comprehensive resource for new brokers

Mortgagebroker News

Creator says this fills the “practical advice and training” gap in the Canadian mortgage industry

How LOs can capitalize on social media channels while remaining compliant

Housing Wire

Arming your origination team with the right technology and training to manage consistency, compliance and brand recognition on social media is worth the investment – not to mention the peace of mind. Training Loan Officers on Compliance Issues. Ongoing Training and Monitoring.

What is Exploratory Data Analysis?

George Dell

The appraiser invokes education, training, and market area familiarity to decide on comparables and adjustments to be made. Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is an implicit part of traditional appraisal.

Interfirst Expands in the Chicago Area

Appraisal Buzz

Looking to add 500 new jobs, Interfirst is investing $5 million into the region, pushing to recruit teachers to train as MLOs. The post Interfirst Expands in the Chicago Area appeared first on The post Interfirst Expands in the Chicago Area appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

Judgment Based or Evidence Based?

George Dell

Appraiser training tells us to use good judgment – repeatedly. In fact, the word ‘judgment’ is used over 300 times in the current USPAP book. It must be important. It’s also used some 800 times in The Appraisal of Real Estate. It must be important.

Knowledge Coop Hires Brian Paine as Director of Technology

Appraisal Buzz

Brian Paine has joined Knowledge Coop , which offers compliance training to the mortgage industry, as director of technology. Paine comes to Knowledge Coop after spending nearly four years at PayPal as both a security architect and infrastructure architect.

MSI Announces Key Leadership Changes

Appraisal Buzz

National field service company promotes two to key executive roles, and adds new VP of compliance and training to further expand growth. The post MSI Announces Key Leadership Changes appeared first on DSNews. The post MSI Announces Key Leadership Changes appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

Commonly Noted Deficiencies


Register today if you want to take this training: August 12, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Mountain) This training covers FHA appraisal requirements, including FHA appraisal protocol and policy as outlined in FHA’s Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1,

Keller Williams launches KW New Homes Community

Housing Wire

Keller Williams is launching the KW New Homes community and partnering with Legacy International to offer new home sales training to address the increasing opportunity in the market. The BDRC training is slated to launch in Q4 ’21.

Expert Insights: Paul Gigliotti, President, AXIS Lending Academy

Appraisal Buzz

As organizations scrambled to meet the demands presented by the marketplace over the past year, AXIS Lending Academy opened its doors to provide training for those interested in a career in the mortgage profession. .

Padgett Law Group Webinar Earns Media Award of Excellence

Appraisal Buzz

Padgett’s PANDIFFERENT won an Award of Excellence for COVID-19 Media in the Education & Training Category. The Apex Awards is an annual competition held by Communications Concepts, which has been conducting the Awards for 33 years.

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FGMC COO on why leaders invest in their greatest asset: their people

Housing Wire

Part of that investment is in training. By combining role-based training in our systems, cross-training and market education we empower our employees to understand the “why” behind everything they do.

LBA Ware Hires Compliance Software Expert Lyndal McLaughlin

Appraisal Buzz

In her new role with LBA Ware, McLaughlin will train and assist lenders as they implement the firm’s. Lyndal McLaughlin has joined mortgage software firm LBA Ware as a software implementation consultant. McLaughlin has over 30 years’ experience in the mortgage industry.

Why the private-label market will chill in 2022

Housing Wire

That gravy train, however, is expected to slow down some as we turn the corner into 2022 — with rising interest rates, spiking home prices and the expanding reach of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac serving as the brakes.

Construction worker shortage has reached “crisis” levels

Housing Wire

So outreach for training construction workers should start when people are considering career paths, as early as grade school, Brady said. For career switchers looking for a new path that doesn’t necessarily require a college degree, they could do worse than the building trades.

AIME expands grant program to include veterans, military spouses

Housing Wire

These grant and career training offerings will make impactful changes in both the program recipients and the communities they serve. The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts isn’t done helping others.

LGBTQ+ Discrimination Remains a Problem in Housing

Appraisal Buzz

The collaboration will allow the groups to identify training opportunities that cultivate LGBTQ+ leaders and mobilize members in support of mutually beneficial federal policies, among other … The post LGBTQ+ Discrimination Remains a Problem in Housing appeared first on DSNews.

Ncontracts Hires Rafael DeLeon, Formerly with OCC, as SVP of Industry Engagement

Appraisal Buzz

There, he was responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and directing outreach and training activities associated with the financial services industry.

Modernizing Appraisals: Collaborative Valuation

Appraisal Buzz

My solution was to hire and train a few folks that could help me develop and support my workflow and processes. Having been an instructor on residential topics for a few years, I felt that the best way to go was to hire and train individuals that wanted to become appraisers.

What MBA’s forecast means for mortgage originators

Housing Wire

The analysis may expose training needs for respective production teams. The good news is that this gives lead time for originators to train and prepare by doing the analytics of their sales teams and establishing a training strategy. But training and trainers must have content.

2020 HW Insider: Mari Denton

Housing Wire

A top finding of this program was that clients craved more training opportunities. To alleviate this pain point, Denton launched CompenSafe University, a two-day training program that helps participants and their lender employers derive maximum value from CompenSafe.

Commercial firm appoints managing Dallas director

Valuation Review

Davis will be responsible for management, client liaison, business development, appraisal production, and training, the company announced in a release. BBG has appointed Brandon Davis, as managing director at its headquarters in Dallas. Read on to learn more

Lawsuits, red tape & interest rates: Do mortgage JVs have staying power?

Housing Wire

On a sunny, serene fall afternoon, the Chicago neighborhood of Ravenswood featured quiet socializing on outdoor brewery patios, cyclists of all ages, and, hidden alongside the elevated train tracks, the headquarters of mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate.