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.

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.

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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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JLL exec outlines EPC due diligence

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Earlier, Valuation Review reported JLL Valuation Advisory hiring of Dennis Firestone as senior vice president/premier client accounts in its Environmental and Property Condition (EPC) team.

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.

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.

Veteran appraiser lands in a new spot

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

VOA survey winners announced

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Valuation Review digital subscription winners have been chosen from the 2021 Voice of the Appraiser survey. Thank you to all the professionals who participated in this year’s report

Trainees need diversification, industry veteran says

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Appraisal Institute Government/External Relations Director Bill Garber, who expands upon the subject matter of appraiser trainees moving forward.

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.

Valuation needs are heavy in the marketplace, AI exec says

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Valuation Review caught up with Appraisal Institute Government/External Relations Director Bill Garber to get his thoughts on demands exceeding supply concerns pertaining to valuation.

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.

A look into condominium corporate loans and lender efficiency

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Earlier, Valuation Review introduced its audience to the acquisition of National Condo Advisors by CondoTek.

LIVE: Things are happening at the Summit

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The 2021 Appraisal Summit and Expo conference is underway, and Valuation Review is here live in Las Vegas to cover the event. A wide variety of appraisal topics will be presented to attendees from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in the next two days.

A conversation with automated floorplan technology company exec Jeff Allen

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Earlier, Valuation Review reported the recent acquisition of CubiCasa, a Finland-based proptech startup, by Clear Capital.

New ASA international president focusing on convenient education

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Valuation Review continues its conversation with American Society of Appraisers International President David Crick. The scheduling of more classes for appraisers, as well as the convenience to attend classes, will be a priority. Read on for more

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. We caught up with company President Mark Walser, who shared more ideas about what lies ahead for appraisers and lender designated users.

CEO discusses challenges facing appraisers

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ValueScape Analytics CEO William Leveson-Gower shares with Valuation Review his thoughts on this matter, and much more. 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?

Updated UAD forms are coming

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Read on for more from Valuation Review, who was in attendance for this session The Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) is being updated to reflect changes to the appraisal industry since the current version was adopted in 2010.

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.

Real estate expert tracks investor purchase activity

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Realty Trac Executive Vice President Rick Sharga reached out to Valuation Review to share this data, which is analyzed quarterly at both the national and state levels.

‘On the road’ with AI President Rodman Schley

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Recently, Valuation Review traveled to Orlando, Fla. for the 2021 Appraisal Institute (AI) Annual Conference “Rising to the Challenge.” We caught up with Rodman Schley for our traditional sit-down conversation with the AI president. Read on to find out what Schley told us

‘Strategic relationships’ may be missing in key transactions

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Valuation Review recently reported the appointment of Tony Lenamon as the Americas head of valuation advisory for the commercial real estate firm JLL. Lenamon discussed his new role and some other matters relevant to the valuation industry.

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.

Common issues occur when dealing with high-value complex properties

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Veteran appraiser Matt Simmons, of Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, offers more insight to Valuation Review. In our conclusionary talk with Simmons, he discusses what can transpire for appraisers looking to be sole proprietors of “one-man” shops, as well as other items of interest.

AI honors 20 national winners

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Valuation Review was in attendance for this traditional event. The Appraisal Institute (AI) honored 20 people with distinguishing honors during its annual AI Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the AI Education and Relief Foundation, at this year’s AI Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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.

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.

Commercial firm director addresses Biden administration plan to boost eminent domain

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BBG reached out to Valuation Review to share Turner’s thoughts. Eminent domain activity is expected to strengthen in the years ahead as a result of the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill, according to an article from BBG Managing Director James Turner titled “Infrastructure Plan to Boost Eminent Domain Activity.” Read on to learn more

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

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.

New ASA international president ‘honored’ to be the first outside of USA

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As announced earlier by Valuation Review, the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) welcomed David Crick to the position of international president.

LIVE: AI conference in full swing

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The 2021 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference “Rising to the Challenge” is underway and Valuation Review is here live in Orlando to cover the event.

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.

Getting to know ASB chair Michelle Czekalski-Bradley

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Valuation Review recently caught up with Michelle Czekalski-Bradley, the new Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) chair, who shared with us many facets of her career in appraising.

Technology and the commercial appraiser

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

Company executive details market, business outlook

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Buckingham Advisors, an Ohio-based RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) providing financial, tax, investment, and business services to consumers, reached out to Valuation Review to discuss where markets and businesses stand following the 2020 pandemic.

Cap rates rising following historic lows

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Valuation Review reached out to Senior Vice President John Feeney of The Boulder Group for his thoughts on cap rates in the single tenant lease sector.

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.

COVID-19 vaccine availability brightens market, report says

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Commercial real estate services firm JLL offered more insight to Valuation Review from its recently released JLL Seniors Housing & Care – Investor Survey and Trends Outlook.

Clear Capital/Clario executive further discusses program for veterans

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Recently, Valuation Review introduced readers to a special training/skills program for veterans looking to get into the appraisal profession. Clear Capital/Clario Senior Director Jeff Peters shared with us more information about this program.