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Summer 2014,
Volume 36
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
State Board Moves to Curb Frivolous Complaints
Smoking Gun Allows Appraiser to Sue over Blacklisting
Highest and Best Use Analysis
12,346 Appraisal Failures Every Week
Blacklisted for Refusing Low Fees
Appraisal Board Complaints: You Can’t Fight City Hall…Or Can You?
Industry News
Professional Marketplace
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Why Effective Communication is Your Best Defense
Pricing Your Services—Strategies and Considerations
Spring 2014,
Volume 35
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Victory for Customary and Reasonable Fees in Louisiana
Off Blacklist: Positive Resolution to Chase Saga
Importance of a Good Scope of Work
Beware of Consent Decrees
New Pressure: Agents Filing Complaints
Fighting Appraisal Board Complaints
You Only Have to Make 700+/- Decisions in the Next Six Hours
Using a Website to Grow Business
We Need to do What? Verifying AMC Licensing
Industry News
Professional Marketplace
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
How to Dress for Success
Should You Include Cost Estimates in Inspection Reports?
Fall 2013,
Volume 34
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Lenders Up to Old Tricks? Ex-Chief Appraiser Sues Stearns Lending
Estimating External Obsolescence
“Low Bid” Appraisal Ordering and Its Effect on Quality
How to Find Success in Today’s Tough Market
Appraiser Wins Judgment Against One-West Bank
To Agents with Love (from Appraisers)
Appraiser Independence Survey
Industry News
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Home Inspector Sued by the Seller
Should the Buyer’s Agent Attend the Home Inspection?
Summer 2013,
Volume 33
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Stiffed Appraisers Go After Chase
Interview: Appraiser Who Brought Down Countrywide
Curing Scope Creep
Estimating Functional Obsolescence
Stop Stealing My Services
How to Report Building Areas Accurately
Better Business: Using the “Conditional Decline”
Industry News
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Silent Sentries: Understanding Smoke Alarms
Are You in the “Relationship” Business?
Spring 2013,
Volume 32
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
AMC Fails: Appraisers Stiffed Again
Tips from Appraisal Subcommittee
Wearing the Business Hat
Estimating Physical Deterioration
Making “Appraisal Independence” Work for your Business
Six Ways to Stay Out of Trouble
“Checkbox Chimps” and Review Appraisals
Texas Fee Survey Unpacked
Survey Results: How Reasonable are Appraisal Turn-Times?
Industry News
Professional Marketplace
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Expert Witness Subpoenas: How to Not Work for Free
Best Way to Handle Complaints: Anticipate Them
Winter 2013,
Volume 31
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Chase Challenges USPAP
Solution: Cost-Plus AMC Model?
Appraiser Evaluations – Why Not?
Why Appraisers Get Sued
Appraisers Talk, Congress Listens
Blacklisting with a Twist
Calculating Diminution of a Contaminated Property
Dealing with Negative Reviews
Pressure, Subtle Influence and Plausible Deniability
Industry News
Professional Marketplace
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Examining Agent-Inspector Relationship
Marketing Secret Weapon: Tape Measures Measure Up Big
Summer 2012,
Volume 30
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Lender’s Choice: Violate USPAP or Blacklisted
Fighting your Way off a Blacklist
When Nice Guys Finish Last (AMC Complaints Rise)
How to Work Successfully with AMCS
How Well do you Know your Rights?
Professional Appraiser Series: Other than Lender Work
Environmental Due Diligence
How to Increase Volume and Quality
Effective Marketing: Going Local
Land Value Extraction Method
Industry News
Professional Marketplace
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Risk Management: Inspection Basics to Manage Risk
OREP Announces New Home Inspector Insurance Program
Winter 2012,
Volume 29
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Customary and Reasonable Assignments
AMC Bad Debt-Lenders Responsible?
Building Business What’s Next?
Making Good Adjustments
Success Collecting AMC Debt from Lender
Suspension Merry-Go-Round
Advocacy or Independence?
Industry News
Professional Marketplace
Maximizing AMC Orders and Income: Common Errors to Avoid
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
In Search of Perfect Home Inspection
Don’t Inspect for Pests, Sued Anyway
Fall 2011,
Volume 28
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Why Appraisers Should Pat Themselves on the Back
Comp Request or Value Pressure?
Choosing Comps in a Tough Market
Insurance: Insights and Advice from the Inside
Making AMCs Pay Up
Taking Back Control of Your Appraisals
Industry News
Professional Marketplace
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
How Old is that Water Heater?
Three Minute Marketing
Spring 2011,
Volume 27
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Fed Board Update: Customary and Reasonable Fees
Power of Many: State Appraiser Coalitions
State Watch: Regulating AMCs
Notes from Busy Appraiser
Appraiser as Expert Witness
Behind Curtain at State Boards
Industry News
Professional Marketplace
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Home Inspection – Staying Safe out There
Winter 2011,
Volume 26
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Decoding Customary and Reasonable Fees
Depositions and Court Testimony
Supporting Higher Fees
Appraising Faster and Better
Growing Business: Giving Clients What they Need
Non-Permitted Buildings
Understanding Disclosures and Disclaimers
Industry News
Professional Marketplace
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Inspecting the Attic
Home Inspector Safety
Fall 2010,
Volume 25
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
Appraiser Game Changer: Financial Reform Bill Passes (Bye-Bye, HVCC)
State of Industry: AMC Boycott, Hanging on and Other Issues
What’s in Your Workfile?
FHA Appraising: Testing your Knowledge
Reconsidering Foreclosures
Diary of a Happy AMC Appraiser, Part 2
Industry News

Professional Marketplace
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Chinese Drywall
Inspectors-Appraisers – Line Blurring?
Summer 2010,
Volume 24
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
HVCC: Appraiser Last Laugh
Taking Back Control of Your Fees
HUD Responds: Customary and Reasonable Fees
Dealing Effectively with Complaints: When the State Comes Calling
Doing It Right: Engagement Letters
Growing Appraisal Business – Your Way
2010 Appraiser Survival Kit: FHA
Appraiser: I’m No Home Inspector
Mapping for Success with Google
Five Ways to Grow Business (Online)
Industry News
Closer Look for Home Inspectors

What to Do with Claims
Winter 2010,
Volume 23
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
HVCC Survey Results: Appraisers Still Feel Pressure
Appraisers Talk, FHA Listens

Decreasing Time and Liability during the FHA Loan Process

AMC Regulation: Good for What Ails You

Eight Most Common Appraisal Mistakes

Using Blogs to Grow your Business

Diary of a Happy (AMC) Appraiser

Shining Light on Energy Auditing

Industry News

FHA, Fannie/Freddie Tell it Like it Is
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Selling your Services
Rodents and Fire
Summer 2009,
Volume 22
From the Publisher
Readers Respond
HVCC Hits: Appraisers Talkback
AMC Regulation to the Rescue?
Thinking Outside the Check Box
Appraising for Non-Lenders
Liability Landmines – Appraisers Beware
Setting Fees: How Much are you Worth?
Appraisal Security
Green Appraising
New Niche: Energy Auditing
Industry News
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Surviving Recession: Expand Services – Energy Auditing
Winter 2009,
Volume 21
Director’s Message
Readers Respond
HVCC/AMCs—Change Equals Opportunity
Altered Appraisal Reports
How to Increase your Residential Income
Making Sense of the Market
Appraiser Demographics: Who are You?
1004MC: Getting Up to Speed with Fannie’s New Form
Slow Times: Survival of the Fittest
Industry News
Didn’t Make it in Print
Valuation Issues and Answers: Foreclosures & Short Sales as Comps
How to Succeed by Setting Yourself Apart
Appraisal & Identity Security Solution
FHA Seamless Renewal Process
Fall 2008,
Volume 20
Director’s Message
Readers Respond
National Housing Act: What Appraisers Need to Know
Appraiser Board Turns Tables on Broker
FNC-Appraiser Firestorm (Again)
Growing Business with Existing Clients
Key to Success: Anticipate, Adapt
Valuation Issues & Answers: Liability of Appraising REOs & Foreclosures
Appraiser-Friendly AMCs
Industry News
Closer Look for Home Inspectors
Marketing for Tough Times
Inspectors Errors and Omissions Insurance Q&A

WRE Archives: Editions 1-19