Thursday , 17 January 2019

Brent Bowen

Brent Bowen
Brent is the president of Texas Valuation Professionals, Inc. in Plano, Texas and has been appraising residential real estate in north Texas for 20 years. He graduated from Baylor University with an enthusiasm for both economics and real estate, which made real estate appraisal a perfect fit. Rarely satisfied with the status quo, Brent hopes to always be open to further development, both professionally and personally.

The Human Touch

Over the past several years there has been extensive discussion regarding the need for more support for the quantitative analysis in appraisals. Continuing education providers now offer more classes than ever before to address this need. Many focus on new methods for adjustment support and statistical analysis. The available technological tools to perform quantitative analysis have also increased exponentially. The …

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Appraisal Forms and the Model T

It took me a little while, but I finally organized all of my scribbled notes from this year’s Valuation Expo conference in Las Vegas. One of the themes that I observed was how well (or poorly) residential appraisers were doing regarding their part of the risk mitigation puzzle. There was quite a bit of discussion regarding (or inferences to) psychological …

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Statistics, Lies, and other Redundancies

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This quote, usually attributed to Mark Twain, is one of my favorites. I learned it early on in my economics education, and have repeated it often. It humorously highlights that statistics are just numbers. To have meaning these numbers must be understood in context, with an understanding of underlying …

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