Saturday , 7 December 2019

Appraisal Buzz Staff

Appraisal Buzz Staff
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In the Trenches… Appraiser Stories

This article was first published in the Fall 2019 Edition of Appraisal Buzz Magazine. To receive this subscription directly, click here. “In the Trenches… Appraiser Stories” is among one of the favorite sections for our readers. Appraisers share their crazy tales ranging from unexpected “guard dog” animals to testifying for murder. These were several of our favorites, and we are excited to …

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What are You Thankful For? 

It’s that time of the year where we sit back and enjoy the company of our family and friends while reflecting on the year that has passed. We asked the appraisal community what they were thankful for, whether it was related to the profession or not. Here were some of our favorites: J. Stratton, Safford, AZ: “I am very thankful …

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Valuation Innovation: Preparing Yourself for the Future

Modernization of real estate valuations has become the topic of interest for most appraisers. Technology in this profession is constantly evolving with Artificial Intelligence, Bifurcation, Hybrid Appraisals, and much more. We sat down with Julie Jones, SVP of Valuation Transformation and Engagement at Class Valuation, and Gabe Knox, VP of Strategic Partnerships at InsideMaps. We discussed their upcoming free webinar, …

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StartDeck – SME Author Needed

Commercial/Multifamily Template Project – SME Author Needed StartDeck is a G Suite SaaS startup looking for a tech-minded commercial appraiser to draft four ‘short form’ narrative appraisal templates. In addition to authoring templates, an on-going subject matter expert consulting relationship is sought to keep our templates current and compliant, as well as maintaining industry awareness of new valuation reports and …

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PropMix Announces Automated Appraisal Review Powered by AI

PropMix announced the launch of appraisal industry’s first fully automated appraisal validation service. The new service uses PropMix’s proprietary image recognition platform and machine learning to analyze an appraisal report in any format – PDF or XML. The service is able to extract images from the PDF and ensure that all the required subject and comparable photos are included. For …

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An Interview with American Enterprise Institute

The Eighth Annual AEI-CRN Housing Conference will be taking place October 16th – 17th. This free event is happening in DC; hear the latest insights regarding AEI’s (American Enterprise Institute) housing data, the appraisal process, market trends, and more starting October 16th. Unable to make it to DC? Watch the livestream of these events directly on your computer. This two-day …

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Is Your Data Getting the Job Done?

Appraisers face the challenges of insufficient data for their appraisals at all times. More often than not, there could be comparable sales information that the appraiser isn’t even aware of. While many rely solely upon MLS content for information, GeoData Plus offers more to the appraiser. We sat down with Erik Wind, President of GeoData Plus, to further discuss his …

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Valligent Technologies Hiring in Multiple Locations

The residential appraisal process is undergoing a major transformation. Valligent Technologies is at the forefront of these changes and ensures the best interests of the appraiser are preserved. “Bifurcated” appraisals – outsourcing the vital inspection to an unknown provider, is a significant risk to the appraiser. Valligent utilizes highly trained, experienced employees to complete the inspection and work closely with …

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