“Low Bid” Appraisal Ordering and Its Effect on Quality
by Isaac Peck, Associate Editor
Any appraiser who has worked with Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) is likely familiar with the “order by email-blast” system that some AMCs rely on to fill orders.
The process goes like this: an AMC sends an email blast to all appraisers within a…
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…
The home inspection business is different than any other business because you typically don’t meet your client until after he/she hires you. This means that growing your business is almost all marketing and very little sales. A key part of successful marketing is your home inspection brochure. Since your client won’t get to meet you…
Reaction to the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) and appraiser management companies (AMC) can be summarized as follows, according to the Appraiser Talkback Blog and Survey:
Appraiser selection by AMCs is mostly based on the lowest bid and not on quality or competency, and the fees, generally, are not adequate to keep many appraisers in…
Editor’s Note: “Appraiser Coach” Dustin Harris says cutting the time it takes to appraise does not necessarily mean cutting corners-in fact, he says, there are ways to save time and increase quality.