Bill King

Bill King
William (Bill) King is President and Chief Valuation Officer at Real Info, Inc. Based in Buffalo, NY, Real Info has been providing Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) and automated real estate analytics to national clients since 1995. Real Info provides access to one of the most comprehensive parcel databases containing assessment, ownership and sales data on over 110 million properties. The database serves as the foundation for the company’s real estate reporting, home price indices, neighborhood & sales analytics, and proprietary Automated Valuation Models. Mr. King is a licensed real estate broker and certified residential real estate appraiser in Washington State, and nationally recognized instructor of real estate and appraisal courses and seminars. Mr. King has over 35 years of experience in real estate and valuation; he has served as a forensic expert on valuation and housing issues in local, regional and national cases. In addition, he has taught dozens of appraisal courses and contributed to the country’s most widely used appraisal textbook, The Appraisal Institute’s The Appraisal of Real Estate. He was a key member of the Appraisal Institute for several project teams, and has published dozens of industry-related articles and papers. Mr. King has extensive experience in real estate and valuation technology. He has been a valuation representative to the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), consulted with the GSEs on USPAP issues for UCDP, and participated in the creation of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). He was a Co-Founder and Board Member of the Appraiser’s Coalition of Washington, Founder, President and Chief Appraiser of ValueOne Appraisal, and Regional Sales Manager for FNC. Prior to joining Real Info, Inc., King served as SVP, Valuation Solutions for Platinum Data Solutions in Aliso Viejo, CA.

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