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Recap of Valuation Expo in Orlando, FL

Valuation Visionary 2017

Enjoying the Florida sun relaxing by the pool… nowhere else I rather be after finishing up a busy and event-filled three-day conference. Attendees are boasting that Valuation Expo in Orlando was one of our best events ever! The energy from the speakers combined with the introduction of some new polling technology made the panels interactive and exciting. And, it was …

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Challenges and Changes of a Real Estate Appraiser

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After being introduced to the profession by a good friend, Gary Crabtree, SRA thought he would give it a try. In 1962, he started working for Paramount Savings and Loan Association. The beginning wasn’t easy for him, he was working full-time and in the evening driving two hours each way to take courses from UCLA at night. In the end, …

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What Is Happening in Orlando?

Orlando Valuation Expo

While a quarter of the country is buried under snow and ice thanks to winter storm Stella, those appraisers that can get out will be headed to Orlando where the weather is supposed to be high 70s and sunny this week. Need some motivation to shovel out of the snow? How about 14 hours of continuing education, meeting new clients, …

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TriMavin

TriMavin

TriMavin, a California based nationwide appraisal management company, is growing and seeks to build new relationships with certified independent appraisers. At TriMavin, we value our partnership with each and every appraiser we do business with and work hard to create an efficient and effective appraisal experience for interested parties.  Our team is dedicated to providing friendly and professional support. We …

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Assurant

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Calling all Residential Staff Appraisers!  Join an established team built by appraisers and help us grow our valuation services.  We have opportunities across the US and working remotely from home! Enjoy the flexibility of the appraisal industry and the benefits of a Fortune 500 company. StreetLinks Lender Solutions, an Assurant company, provides benefits that include: 401K matching program, employee stock ownership, …

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Fraud Alert: Appraiser Identity Theft

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uncovered a series of cases of appraiser identity theft. The schemes varied but resulted from someone using the State certification number of a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) roster appraiser. The FHA roster appraiser was unaware of the misuse until it came to light, usually …

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AppraiserVendor welcomes new Chief Operating Officer, Stephen French!

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February 17, 2017, Greenwood, IN – AppraiserVendor, a leading provider of national appraisal and valuation management solutions, specializing in delivering products and services of quality and integrity to the residential real-estate mortgage industry, is proud to announce and welcome Stephen French as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.  French will be responsible for the operational leadership of the firm, planning and …

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We must take an active part in our profession

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The role of the appraiser has always been to provide objective, impartial, and unbiased opinions about the characteristics and value of real property. However, with a broadening scope of work, and complexity of assignments that extend beyond past expectations, it is becoming more difficult for appraisers. On March 20th, Frank Gregoire will join a panel of other appraisal industry stakeholders …

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