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Appraisers Fighting Back!

Appraisers Fighting Back! by David Brauner, Editor The good news this issue is that there is plenty of good news to report on issues important to appraisers: curtailing mortgage fraud, limiting broker price opinions, putting the breaks on data mining of appraisal reports, understanding and combating blacklisting, supporting appraiser independence. The common theme is that… 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

Understanding Your Market

Editor’s note: Expert knowledge of your local market is key to expanding your practice into consulting and review assignments. Many banks and national appraisal firms employ “sub-contracted” independent appraisers for administrative reviews. According to the author, knowing your local market will helps you understand potential factors affecting future sales prices, instead of relying entirely on historic sales. Understanding… Read More

Appraisal Industry: A House Divided?

Editor’s Note: Support the in-depth and balanced reporting that your important industry deserves with a paid subscription to Working RE. Subscribe today ($30 annual) to guarantee delivery of Working RE and receive hundreds of dollars in discounts on education and other services! Special Edition: Appraisal Industry: A House Divided? AARO Mud fight, Run Away State… Read More