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Appraisal Valuation Expo Convention 2019 Recap

Appraisal, Blog

March brought the annual Valuation Expo convention at the Palmer House in Chicago, a great opportunity to get updated on all the appraisal changes. Speakers at the Expo included representation… Read more

USPAP Update in 4th Exposure Draft

Appraisal, Blog

Appraisers know that from, time-to-time, an exposure draft is initiated by the Appraisal Foundation, offering proposed changes to USPAP for public comments. And they also know that these are often… Read more

Real Estate Agent and Appraisers – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Appraisal, Blog

There’s chatter online these days concerning the “rotten appraiser” who “killed my last deal”. Those agents will make sure appraisers never get assigned another appraisal for their sales. Are agents… Read more

A New Threat To Residential Appraisals

Appraisal, Blog

Here we go again! The latest push to weaken the protections that appraisals provide to consumers applying for mortgage loans. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has approved… Read more

Demystifying Variable Square Footage

Appraisal, Blog

One only needs to spend a few minutes browsing listings online to recognize wide variations in how square footages of property are listed. Some square footage listings match the County… Read more

5 Trends Every Appraiser Should Watch for in 2019

Appraisal, Blog

To be ahead of the real estate market, seasoned appraisers cannot afford to become stagnant regarding the current trends. They must get out in front of them if possible to… Read more

Four Ways a Plumber Can Help Determine if a Home is Worth Flipping

Appraisal, Blog, Home Inspection

Flipping a house can be a great way to make a lot of money within a fairly short period of time. In order for a house flip to be as… Read more

What Are Desktop and Hybrid Appraisal Products?

Appraisal, Blog

What happens when a client requests for “alternative appraisal products”? They may call it a desktop appraisal, an evaluation, a value-check, or any one of a myriad of catchy titles…. Read more

NAR REALTORS Conference & Expo 2018 Recap

Appraisal, Blog

The annual National Association of Realtors’ Conference & Expo took place in Boston, and gave new insights I couldn’t have found anywhere else! In past years, after attending this conference… Read more

Clients for Life: Staying Top-of-Mind with an Intentional Plan

Appraisal, Blog

You’re driving down the road and there it is – a competitor’s sign in your client’s yard. You’re incredulous! Didn’t you work night and day to find them that home?… Read more

What to Watch for When Appraising a Smart Home

Appraisal, Blog

As an appraiser, your job includes many aspects. But what happens when you’re appraising a smart home? How valuable are smart homes when it comes to appraising? Is smart technology… Read more

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