appraisals

Appraising to Consulting Part 2: Getting Started

Editor’s Note:  In Part One, Bob Bell, MAI (retired) explains how appraisers can convert residential form reporting assignments to higher-paying consulting assignments with just a little know how. “Many of our appraisals should be labeled appraisal consulting reports, since they give a market value and solve problem questions in the Highest and Best Use section… Read More

Summary: Pennsylvania Case Against AVMs

Pennsylvania Case against AVMs (an Appraiser’s Summary of the Decision) by Tim Vining FIDELITY NATIONAL INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC., MARKET INTELLIGENCE INC., AND PENNSYLVANIA BANKERS ASSOCIATION, PLAINTIFFS v. GEORGE D. SINCLAIR, et.al., Defendants CIVIL ACTION NO. 02-6928 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA DECIDED MARCH 31, 2004 The purpose of this summary… Read More

Copyright Appraiser Takes on AVMs

Editor’s Note: Tim Vining, MAI is at it again. Vining is the appraiser who made national news by bringing the first appraisal copyright infringement lawsuit. The case settled in his favor. This time he is taking on AMVs. Read how and why below. “Right on to Tim Vining! Please let him know hard-working appraisers support him.” – Eve… Read More

Out-Competing AVMs

Editor’s Note:  Appraisers can combine their expertise with technology to compete and beat AVMs, according to appraiser and Zaio Chief Executive Officer Thomas Inserra, SRA. Read his thoughts below. Out-Competing AVMs by Thomas Inserra, SRA Appraisers don’t have to accept the continued loss of business to AVMs. They can compete for the business and win… Read More