Monday , 11 November 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.

Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) Effective January 1st, 2020

Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5), signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom, will become effective on January 1st, 2020. This new “Gig worker” law is aimed to limit the classification of workers as independent contractors by businesses, rather than employees. According to Allterra Group’s recent 2-minute survey, half of respondents have their business organized as single owner or sole proprietorship. The way …

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Valuation Expo: Fall 2019 Recap

Valuation Expo was an unforgettable experience. Hosted in Las Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel, we had appraisal professionals networking, meeting new clients, and growing their businesses. Over the course of several days, attendees earned up to 18 hours of CE and met with leaders in the industry. Val Expo started on Monday, September 30th with Vendors and Lenders Live. Vendors …

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Words Matter

When it comes to social media, it’s easy to spot a comment or status that will make you say, “I can’t believe they said that for the world to see.” What can make it worse: when you notice it’s a professional company that has made the remark. It can be difficult seeing something like that and not judging, especially if …

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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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