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What Your Appraisal Clients Want

Appraisal, Blog

So, you do your best on every appraisal. You take your time and do thorough research. You carefully analyze the data, support the adjustments, and arrive at well-supported value opinions…. Read more

Evaluations: Appraisal Foundation Releases Concept Paper

Appraisal, Blog

According to the Appraisal Foundation, requests for evaluations are on the rise. A concept paper on this subject is the discussion for the TAFAC meeting this October in Arlington, Virginia…. Read more

USPAP Frequently Asked Questions for Appraisal Part 1

Appraisal, Blog, Resources

These are questions most residential appraisers have asked themselves and wanted answers to – in a hurry. But the answers are in an unexpected place – the Frequently Asked Questions… Read more

4-Unit Property: Appraising The Tough Ones

Appraisal, Blog

A new appraisal order comes in, and you discover it’s a 4-unit property… and the groaning begins. You don’t have time for this – the phone calls to verify rents,… Read more

Is the Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Model Broken

Appraisal, Blog

It’s a common subject in appraiser forums, chat rooms, and Facebook pages – a discussion of the pros and cons of working with appraisal management companies (AMC). For those appraisers… Read more

New Appraisal Law Benefiting the Consumer

Blog

New York state’s law regulating appraisal management companies recently became active and its contents are big news in the appraisal world. This is mainly due to it requiring transparency regarding… Read more

Top 8 USPAP Myths

Appraisal, Blog

With many appraisers doing most of their work for lender-clients, they have become very familiar with the guidelines of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other programs’ underwriting rules. It’s common… Read more

The Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professional’s Summer Seminar 2019 Recap

Appraisal, Blog

The Fawcett Center at the Ohio State University was a busy place on June 19th, as a line-up of well-known speakers shared information with a huge audience of appraisers at… Read more

Eight Tools Every Appraiser Needs

Appraisal, Blog, Real Estate

Most professions come with a hefty price tag to get started. You have to rent space or buy inventory, or purchase equipment that comes at a high cost. What if… Read more

What is an Appraisal Workfile and Why Do I Need One?

Appraisal, Blog

There’s nothing like a lawsuit or a complaint to the state licensing board to get your attention regarding how you’re doing business. Part of sound business practices for appraisers should… Read more

How Appraisers Deal with Difficult Homeowners

Appraisal, Blog, Real Estate

Being a real estate appraiser can be a fascinating career. After an apprenticeship under a seasoned veteran and finishing up the pre-license/certification coursework, the adventure can truly begin. However, one… Read more

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