volume 32

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

Readers Respond

Readers Respond AMC Fails, Appraisers Stiffed Push your state’s licensing board to adopt North Carolina’s system which states that an AMC that doesn’t pay for the appraisal within 30 days of the report being submitted (not addendums or requests for more comps), risks losing their N.C. registration. – posted to OREP/WRE Appraiser Talkback Blog This… Read More

From the Publisher

From the Publisher Reward, Risk and Bankrupt AMCs The extent of my business savvy is pretty simple: make more money than you spend.  So it’s hard for me to imagine a reasonable scenario in which Evaluation Solutions/ES Appraisal Services (ES) can go out of business owing appraisers and real estate agents $11 million. Neither, by… Read More