Tuesday , 17 September 2019

Irimar Waters

Irimar Waters
Irimar Waters is the Media Director and Editor for Allterra Group. She is responsible for digital and print media marketing, managing all social media accounts, collaborating with authors on articles, and editing for Appraisal Buzz Magazine. Her literature background began at Frostburg State University where she studied professional writing and the Spanish language. She graduated in May of 2017 with over 500 credit hours dedicated to internships relating to writing, editing, and marketing. Now with recent experience as a Senior Editorial Assistant and Digital Journalist, Irimar has over 6 years of related and hands-on experience.

CRN Collateral Matters: A Recap

The Collateral Risk Network (CRN) had their 3rd Quarter meeting on June 17th titled, “Collateral Matters.” For the first time ever, this meeting was open to all stakeholders throughout the appraisal industry – not just CRN members. The CRN hosted this thoughtful discussion focused on real estate valuations and collateral risk. The goal was to explore a variety of topics …

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Joining Your Real Estate Appraisal Board

Joining and getting involved with your state Real Estate Appraisal Board should be a priority that appraisers need to take advantage of. Imagine actually creating change in your work environment, and consequently, the industry? We sat down with Cristy Conolly, current Chair of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board and Chief Appraiser at Nationwide Appraisal Network, to get an inside …

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What’s Happening at Appraisal Buzz

Appraisal Buzz Newsletter and Magazine always has something fun and new happening! Here’s a summary of our ongoing projects, upcoming meetings, soon-to-be published materials, and more. Make sure to like, follow, and subscribe to Appraisal Buzz on social media to stay up-to-date and ahead of the curve. Collateral Risk Network Membership The CRN is composed of lenders, technology companies, rating …

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How to Become an Appraisal Expert Witness

From the legal terms one uses in different court cases to surviving a cross-examination – Would you be prepared for expert witness testimony. We sat down with Steven R. Smith, MSREA, MAI, SRA Appraiser and Expert Witness to discuss his upcoming webinar “How to become an Appraisal Expert Witness” to help you answer that question with a resounding “Yes!” Steve …

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Pro Appraiser Remarks from Joan Trice – Congressional Hearing Comments

Joan Trice, Founder of the Collateral Risk Network, was a witness for a legislative hearing titled, “What’s Your Home Worth? A Review of the Appraisal Industry,” before the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance on June 20th, 2019. Alongside other members of the panel, this hearing discussed topics such as De Minimus Threshold for FRTs, appraiser independence, disparities in …

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Get Paid – 4 Secrets to Turning Your Appraisal Efforts into Cash

Appraisers are creating their own businesses left and right, but are they wasting valuable time and money on things that they just don’t need? Becoming your own boss doesn’t come with a handbook, but it does come with tons of advice from fellow professionals. We sat down with Keith Ellis for the upcoming webinar for appraisers titled, “Get Paid: 4 …

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Congress Delves into the Appraisal Industry

Regulation of the industry is what allows all parts of the appraisal process be able to put safety and soundness first. While reviewing all aspects of this industry, this hearing will delve into the solutions that surround complex topics such as De Minimus Threshold for FRTs, appraiser independence, disparities in home values in minority communities, the role of technology in …

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Appraiser Input Needed

Appraisers, we need your help! We have a couple new things we are doing on the appraisal buzz and we could use your input. We are offering free Valuation Expo passes for any appraiser’s photos or ideas that we publish. This year, you could win by one of two ways. The first way is our comics contest: send in your …

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