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.

Virtual Spring Valuation 20/20 Recap

Virtual Valuation 20/20 was a remarkable experience. Hosted virtually on June 16th and 17th, we had appraisal professionals networking and building their businesses from the comfort of their own home! Attendees were still able to meet with leaders in the industry and listen to experts in the field through the screens of their computers. Valuation 20/20 started on Tuesday June …

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FHFA Updated Policies on Covid-19

The pandemic that we face today will impact every aspect of our lives for the foreseeable future. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed new Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Policies for appraisers to follow regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus). In light of the economic and social impact, these policies have been put in place temporarily to ease the strain of …

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Business Resolutions for the New Year

Everyone knows the classic New Year’s Resolutions – exercising, healthier eating habits, and saving more money. What about the New Year’s resolutions for your business? This is the perfect time for business owners and those who are self-employed to pause and reflect on this past year. What worked for the company? What should be changed? What is the overarching goal …

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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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