Agents / Brokers

AMC Fails: Appraisers and Agents Stiffed Again

Editor’s Note: Fast becoming one the profession’s most pressing problems, another AMCs has failed; this time leaving individual agents/brokers owed thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. How the lender and regulators respond may create important precedence for the industry. AMC Fails: Appraisers and Agents Stiffed Again By Isaac Peck Evaluation Services/ES Appraisal Services is… Read More

Examining the Agent-Home Inspector Relationship

The home inspector’s relationship with the real estate agent is a topic often discussed among home inspectors and agents. Some home inspectors tout strong relationships with real estate associations and agents as the best way to grow an inspection business. Others say the reliance of the home inspector on agent-referrals is a key problem when… Read More

Decrease Time and Liability During the FHA Loan Process

Decrease Time and Liability during the FHA Loan Process By Lore DeAstra, MBA, SRA, CDEI, CTM Over the past year, the United States has encountered one of the most volatile housing markets in history. After the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)[1] has insured more than 25 percent… Read More

Agents/Brokers – About “Low” Appraisals

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Editor’s Note: Appraiser and real estate broker Justin T. Stevens looks at the issue of “low appraisals” from both sides of the fence. This story first appeared in Working RE’s Agent/Broker News Edition. About “Low” Appraisals by Justin T. Stevens There are well-supported appraisals that come in low, and then there are poorly prepared appraisals… Read More