Appraisers

Surviving the Slowdown

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> The Appraiser Coach > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt Surviving the Slowdown by Kendra Budd, Editor IInterest rates are up and appraisal work is down. “Real estate is cyclical,” is the adage often repeated by appraiser old-timers. Buckle up, they say, here comes… Read More

Appraiser Countersues Black Plaintiffs Who Alleged Discrimination

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> McKissock Learning > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt Appraiser Countersues Black Plaintiffs Who Alleged Discrimination by Isaac Peck, Publisher There are now a number of lawsuits facing appraisers where the primary allegation is racial discrimination. Tate-Austin v. Janette Miller, filed in California in… Read More

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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> The Appraiser Coach > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Isaac Peck, Senior Broker at OREP.org As I write this, I just finished up a webinar on discrimination claims that I did in a podcast style with… Read More

What’s New at the VA? Interview with VA’s Chief Appraiser

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> The Appraiser Coach > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt What’s New at the VA? Interview with VA’s Chief Appraiser by Isaac Peck, Senior Broker at OREP.org The appraisal industry is abuzz with changes and challenges—appraisal volume has slowed, desktop and hybrid appraisals are becoming… Read More

Long Have Appraisers Been Told

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> CubiCasa > AMC Guide > OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt Long Have Appraisers Been Told by Tim Andersen, MAI Long have appraisers heard the advice, “a thick work file is your best defense!” By extension, therefore, a poor work file, a thin work file (or, even… Read More