An in-depth look into appraisal regression analysis

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Savvi Analytics Product Developer Santiago Silva spoke with Valuation Review about appraisal regression. Silva outlined the specifics appraisers must keep in mind when determining how a set of property characteristics truly affects pricing. Read on for more of our conversation

Phone usage for home inspections more frequent, says executive

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Mark Walser, president of Incenter Appraisal Management. Walser gives more insight on the profession, as well as his belief that more and more, smartphones are being used for home inspections/appraisals.

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Mississippi’s appraiser educator outlines program

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Earlier, Valuation Review brought to its readers’ attention that the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) partnered with Mississippi Practical Appraiser Training (MPAT) for its inaugural MPAT program completion ceremony for 17 aspiring real estate appraisers in Mississippi.

Appraisal company exec discusses technology 'remedies'

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Valuation Review recently spoke with Mark Walser, president of Incenter Appraisal Management, to discuss a variety of hot industry topics including how more technology can create circumstances to help remedy the problems surrounding bias.

CEO gives commercial outlook

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BBG CEO Chris Roach reached out to Valuation Review to share his thoughts on the market. Roach gives insight from his article “Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook.” Read on for more thoughts on the commercial marketing trends

Committee emphasizes modernization of mortgage underwriting

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Property Science’s Paul Chandler.

Fannie Mae exec details efficiency in fair home value processes

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Fannie Mae Single-Family Collateral Risk Management Senior Vice President Jake Williamson shares with Valuation Review thoughts from his recent blog “The Journey to a More Efficient and Fair Home Valuation Process.”

MLS, assessor data, photographs all important documentation

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Florida Realtor and appraiser Frank Gregoire. The industry veteran speaks to more topics including the value of data and photographs within the appraiser’s workfile. Read on for the rest of the story

Technology tool is a ‘multi-tasker’

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Earlier, Valuation Review discussed the Valorem technology tool offered by JLL Valuations Advisory. We recently spoke with JLL’s Global Chief Product Officer Tyrone Hodge for more details about this technological advancement and what it means for appraisers.

‘Appraise only the real estate,’ industry veteran says

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Julie Friess, chief appraiser of Sedona Appraisal Research Associates, for more insight on the definitions of long-term rentals.

Appraiser discusses agents, sales versus comps

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This month, Valuation Review highlights more aspects of appraising from Dustin Harris, “The Appraiser Coach.” Harris offers insight on appraisers dealing with agents, in addition to understanding distinctions between sales and comparables. Read on for more from Harris

More modernization thoughts with ServiceLink exec

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Vice President, Valuations Product Management for ServiceLink Phillip King on appraisal modernization.

AI president speaks to appraiser recruitment, more misconceptions

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Valuation Review concludes its interview with Appraisal Institute (AI) President Jody Bishop from the AI conference recently held in Las Vegas. Bishop pointed out more areas where appraising can flourish in 2022, including what PAREA can bring.

Chief appraiser discusses apprentice program, short and long-term rentals

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Valuation Review caught up with Julie Friess, chief appraiser of Sedona Appraisal Research Associates, for an in-depth look at her company’s apprentice camp.

TAF’s IAC Task Force outlines all aspects of the AVM usage

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Valuation Review spoke with Chandler for a more in-depth look at what the Task Force discovered and released in its extensive report.

Veteran appraiser expanding expertise with new site

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Greg Stephens has been working as a professional appraiser and providing valuation compliance services for many years.

ANSI requirements not an ‘April Fool’s’ matter

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Valuation Review shares more details and some FAQs addressed by Fannie Mae ahead of the effective date.

A guide to reading the commercial market

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Valuation Review caught up with Commonwealth Commercial Appraisal Group President Michael Rohm, who shared his expertise on matters pertaining to the market and what appraisers should know.

On location with a veteran Texas appraiser

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While attending the 2022 Appraisal Institute Conference in Las Vegas, Valuation Review sat down with Senior Appraiser Jim Pat Mitchell of Texas-based (Austin) Mitchell Valuation.

A conversation with new ASA International President Richard Berkemeier

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Valuation Review recently sat down with the new ASA International President Richard Berkemeier. Earlier, we brought readers’ attention the initial announcement by ASA regarding this appointment, and now share more of what Berkemeier hopes to accomplish during his tenure.

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.

Commercial firm CEO outlines new education program

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Valuation Review spoke with BBG CEO Chris Roach, who shared many details about “BBG-U.”

Clear Capital director discusses AVM compliance

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Valuation Review spoke with Clear Capital Real Estate Analytics Product Director James Marshall about automated valuation models.

Business, real estate appraiser outlines allocating value

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Dennis Webb is the principal of Primus Valuations, a specialty valuation and litigation consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles and Denver.

LIVE: AI welcomes appraisers to Las Vegas

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The 2022 Appraisal Institute (AI) Annual Conference is underway, and Valuation Review is live in Las Vegas to cover the event. A wide variety of appraisal topics will be discussed during the next two days at the Bellagio Hotel & Resort.

Floor plan case draws appraiser attention

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Valuation Review reached out to attorney Peter Christensen, founder of Valuation Legal, to discuss how the case could potentially impact appraisers Recently, a court case surfaced relating to floor plans and the copyright restrictions that may potentially apply.

CubiCasa technology to assist appraisers with floor plans

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Valuation Review caught up with CubiCasa President Jeff Allen, who shared his thoughts about the company’s new free floor plan option that helps all constituents of the homebuying process, from agents and photographers to homebuyers themselves, when it comes to the floor plan of a property.

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?

EVP executives give further insight on leveraging valuation technology

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Earlier, Valuation Review introduced its audience to the Equity Valuation Partners (EVP) technology tool Inhabet, which provides low-risk or renewal valuations in homes.

Eminent domain: Appraiser advice for becoming an expert witness

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Valuation Review reached out to Owners’ Counsel of America’s Executive Director Leslie Fields to share her thoughts from her article “What It Takes to Be An Expert Appraisal Witness in An Eminent Domain Case.”

Appraiser tips: Balancing acts are important

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McKissock discussed the insights offered in the blog with Valuation Review. McKissock Learning recently released a blog “How to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance: Tips for Appraisers.” Read on to learn more tips appraisers can take advantage of

A conversation with AI President Jody Bishop

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Valuation Review continues its traditional on-site interviews with the president of the Appraisal Institute during the organization’s annual conference.

TAF, ASB discuss Third Exposure Draft of USPAP

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Valuation Review caught up with TAF Vice President of Appraisal Issues Lisa Desmarais and ASB Chair Michelle Czekalski Bradley for their input, specifically on the ASB’s review of the document’s ETHICS RULE. Recently, The Appraisal Foundation’s (TAF) Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) issued the Third Exposure Draft of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

Florida appraiser discusses the hot topics

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Valuation Review caught up with Realtor, appraiser Frank Gregoire (Gregoire & Gregoire, Inc.) who addressed a wide range of appraisal topics on the minds of professionals within the industry.

Panelists outline eminent domain issues for appraisers

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Valuation Review hosted a webinar titled “Eminent Domain Considerations” with presenters Christina Thoreson, owner of Real Counsel, LLC and Anthony Alderman, senior managing director (Valuation & Advisory) for Cushman & Wakefield. Learn about eminent domain appraisals, how they can be both challenging yet financially rewarding for the industry, as well as finding out how you can order your copy of the webinar

Consultant shares appraisal matters at conference

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Valuation Review attended this year’s National Association of Appraisers Annual Conference & Trade Show in South Carolina.

NAR: Residential property availability a ‘concern’

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The National Association of Realtors Fair Housing Policy & Valuation Director Sehar Siddiqi spoke virtually on a webinar sponsored by Metro-West Appraisal. Valuation Review reached out to Siddiqi for insight on this topic, and others

Veteran appraiser reminds everyone ‘mastering the basics’ is essential

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Valuation Review reached out to appraiser Matt Simmons, who in his article “Don’t Start Driving Until You Know Where You’re Going,” shared some of the ignored basics for appraisal success.

California appraiser addresses report errors

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Valuation Review reached out to Mark Buhler, a certified residential real estate appraiser who shared views from his article “Five Common Issues Found in Appraisal Reports.”

A conversation with Fannie Mae’s Keisha Wilkinson

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At the 2022 National Association of Appraisers Conference and Trade Show, Valuation Review spoke with Fannie Mae Single Family Marketing Lead Associate Keisha Wilkinson.