The importance of appraisal professionals keeping an open mind After over 30 years in the valuation industry, I’m still astonished by the advancements in technology and how they have changed the landscape of our business. Just like how courthouse runners and MLS books are a thing of the past, technology is enhancing the valuation process from assignment to delivery. As …Read More »
Alan Hummel, SRA, serves as chief appraiser for First American Mortgage Solutions. For 34 years, Mr. Hummel has provided clients with solutions to a broad variety of real estate issues. Mr. Hummel, who has been named by Inman News as one of the top 100 most influential people in real estate, also by Collateral Risk Network as the 2017 Valuation Visionary, served as the National President of the Appraisal Institute and on the Board of Trustees of The Appraisal Foundation. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on appraisal issues and is frequently invited to speak on valuation trends and standards of practice to banking associations and numerous real estate industry groups nationwide.