Real Estate Appraisers

How Well Do You Know Your Rights?

Editor’s Note: You’d be amazed all you don’t know regarding your rights as an appraiser. The following was gleaned from the webinar series: How to Limit Liability, Maintain Independence, and Fight Influence by Richard Hagar, SRA. How Well Do You Know Your Rights? By David Brauner, Editor Here are some questions for you- the answers...… Read More

AMC “Recovery Fund” for Appraisers First of Its Kind

Editor’s Note: Here are details on a new “recovery” fund designed for appraisers who are owed money by bankrupt AMCs. AMC “Recovery Fund” for Appraisers First of Its Kind by David Brauner, Editor More than one appraisal management company (AMC) has shuttered its doors owing millions of dollars to appraisers in unpaid fees- now one… Read More

Making “Appraisal Independence” Work for Your Business

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Editor’s Note: Appraiser Nelson Boswell shows us how to leverage new appraisal independence laws into more business. Making “Appraisal Independence” Work for Your Business by Nelson Boswell, Jr., SRA New federal legislation is leading to greater “appraiser independence” for many, but not in the way legislators intended. Smart appraisers are using the new laws to… Read More

Estimating Physical Deterioration

What I like about writing these articles is the research it takes for accuracy and current terminology. For many years I was taught that accrued depreciation was depreciation from all causes, which consists of physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and external (locational and economic) obsolescence. This term is also used with those who value businesses… Read More

Appraising Your Business – How to Succeed by Setting Yourself Apart

Most appraisers cringe at the very mention of “marketing.” If you played word association with a group of appraisers using “marketing” as the target, they’d throw out “waste of time,” “snake oil,” “corporate suits,” and so on. They might even suggest some unprintable words and phrases. Very few in the group would say, “The single… Read More