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Appraiser Demographics: Who are You?

Editor’s Note: This survey, offered by Bradford Technologies, provides insight into residential appraiser demographics. Appraiser Demographics: Who are You? By Jeff Bradford, CEO, Bradford Technologies Who are you? That’s what we wanted to know. So as appraisers signed up for our free directory listing in AppraisalWorld, we asked them to take a survey. We’d like… Read More

Altered Appraisal Reports

Now you see it, now you don’t: that’s what appraisers are saying about data that is disappearing or changing after a report leaves their desktop. Here’s what is happening and why, according to appraisers, vendors and other industry insiders. A certified appraiser, who wishes to remain anonymous fearing blacklisting, recently contacted her errors and omissions insurance… Read More

Appraising for Non-Lenders

In order to continue in this profession with a decent income, residential appraisers have to begin looking for additional clients outside of the lending industry. Non-lending clients are attorneys, accountants, agents, homeowners and insurance companies (for insurable value), among others. Attorneys need appraisals for marital assets for divorces; accountants need appraisals for estate purposes (retrospective market… Read More

Appraisers Talk, FHA Listens

Appraisers are finally being heard. As a result of grass roots complaints by appraisers about diminishing appraisal quality in industry blogs, publications, the general media, and in a formal appeal by a coalition of appraisal organizations, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced several important policy changes intended to increase accountability and due diligence in the appraisal… Read More