appraiser software

AMC-Desktop Product: USPAP Compliant?

Editor’s Note: A desktop appraisal product introduced last month is the subject of concern among many Working RE readers and OREP.org members. Below is guidance issued by the North Carolina Appraisal Board. AMC-Desktop Product: USPAP Compliant? By David Brauner, Editor A new desktop product from a large, national appraisal management company (AMC) is drawing questions… Read More

Are AVMs Appraisals?

Editor’s Note: In our cover story last issue, “AVM Tango! Man or Machine?” we reported that as a result of our AVM questions, Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) Chair Greg Accetta indicated further clarification would be forthcoming. Here is a statement issued by the Appraisal Foundation in June 2007 (www.appraisalfoundation.org). Are AVMs Appraisals? Appraisal Standards Board… Read More

Brave New World for Appraisers: AppraisalWorldTM

Editor’s Note: After 25 years of serving the appraisal industry, Bradford Technologies CEO Jeff Bradford introduces a new online community for appraisers designed in the belief that there is strength in numbers. Brave New World for Appraisers: Welcome to AppraisalWorld™ By Jeff Bradford For the last 25 years, Bradford Technologies has been selling software and… Read More

Making “Scope of Work” Work for You

“The USL Documenter provides professionalism to my appraisals and keeps me from worrying about liability issues. I wouldn’t send out an appraisal without it.” – Greg Beck Editor’s Note: According to the developer David Braun, MAI, SRA, the Report Documenter Software operates in any modern Windows environment and no longer requires MS Excel to run.… Read More

Fighting Fraud: Digital Security on Appraisals

Editor’s Note: WRE reported last issue that according to the FBI, state regulators and appraisers themselves, fraud and identity theft are rampant throughout the industry (Best of Show, Feb. 2006). One fraud prevention expert told us that thieves don’t even need your digital signature to fabricate an appraisal in your name; all they need is… Read More

Appraising the New Millennium: Understanding Due Diligence & SOW

Interview with David Braun MAI, SRA author of Appraising in the New Millennium: Due Diligence and Scope of Work- Second Edition Editor’s Note: If you’re like Leory Eide or Red Blumenstock or one of the over 13,000 other appraisers who enjoyed a free download of Appraising in the New Millennium: Due Diligence and Scope of… Read More