Joan Trice

Joan Trice
Joan N. Trice is the founder and CEO of Clearbox, LLC, publisher of Appraisal Buzz, and host of the annual Valuation Expo, the largest conference for the valuation community. Joan also hosts the Collateral Risk Network, a members-only group of more than 500 dedicated chief appraisers, collateral risk managers, regulators, and valuation experts who are focused on resolving the many challenges facing our profession.

My Bifurcated Opinion

There has been no end to the blows and bruises to the appraisal profession, especially since the housing finance crisis of over a decade ago. The most recent kerfuffle over bifurcating the process has the appraisal community in turmoil. First, let’s define what bifurcation means, why it has entered the lexicon, and what the hopes and promises are for each …

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The Machines Are Taking Over

“People are so outmoded. It wouldn’t surprise me if they stopped making them.” I was recently on a cruise and during one rainy afternoon found myself in my cabin watching an old Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy movie, Desk Set. The romantic comedy was filmed in 1957, one year after I was born. Ironically, the screenplay was written by Henry Ephron, …

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Make Your Connections Count

Valuation professionals are always looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. Thanks to technology advancements they are able to easily achieve that goal. With programs like Clearbox, lenders and AMCs are able to access the history of a new appraiser joining their panel.  Joan Trice, CEO of Clearbox has recently put on a new hat to better the future …

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Dare to Be Bold

The Valuation Expo team has a bold announcement that we are very excited to share with you. The keynote speaker for ValExpo in Chicago, March 19th will be Bethany McLean. Bethany will bring a dynamic spin to the conversations at Expo by sharing her knowledge and expertise in the housing market. Currently, Bethany is a journalist, editor, and columnist for …

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How Much for That Puppy in the Window?

I was having dinner with a young married couple, friends of my daughter, who are expecting their first baby in a few months. They were at a shopping center with a pet supplies store and knowing they would not be drawn in by emotions, decided to check out the puppies for sale, just for fun. They both described a litter …

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You’re Not Going to Want to Miss This!

I am starting to get excited about our 15th anniversary Valuation Expo event. I was just wrapping up a conversation with Bill Black yesterday who will be our Keynote speaker on Tuesday, October 2nd. He is truly impressive. I had an opportunity to spend some time with him in Charleston at our Spring event earlier this year. He is a …

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Transform the Form, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac UAD Joint Initiative

We rarely have the opportunity to interview Joan Trice, the founder of the Valuation Expo events (said tongue in cheek). This is a special announcement. One that only comes along every decade or so, and needs to come straight from the source! Buzz: Joan, what’s so important that you need to grab the preverbal microphone? Trice: As most everyone knows …

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2018 AMC Directory

At long last, we are excited to release the 2018 AMC Directory. Searching for the appropriate AMC to work with can be a challenging experience. Through extensive research, the Allterra Group assures that each AMC listed in the directory are currently in good standing business. Verifying over 440 AMCs, our goal is to assist appraisers in developing new clients if …

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