Joshua Walitt

Joshua Walitt
Joshua Walitt is the principal consultant for Walitt Solutions. He provides short and long-term consulting services related to compliance, valuation, education, review, and investigations. Clients include lending institutions, appraisers, appraisal management companies, attorneys, accountants, education providers, regulators, and others. With over 20 years of experience, Walitt’s skillset includes appraisal, banking, regulations, policy, training, licensing, audit, and enforcement. His core goal is to foster clients’ efficiency, accuracy, compliance, and growth through appropriate methodology and technology, sound reasoning and communication skills, and proper oversight.

Buzz Academy Session Interview with Joshua Walitt

Valuation 20/20 has a lot of new features to offer appraisers this Spring in New Orleans! With our new streamlined tradeshow, you’ll have more opportunities to network with your peers, learn from experts within the field, and get valuable insider knowledge with our Buzz Academy Sessions. Valuation 20/20 takes place from March 19th – 21st and the trade show is …

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Nothing New Under the Sun: The Varied Face of Appraisal

This article was originally posted on LinkedIn by Josh Walitt. In July 2019, I spoke to the Collateral Risk Network, a group of chief appraisers, risk managers, management companies, lenders, appraisers, regulators, and legal experts, at the Collateral Matters event in Reston, Virginia. My talk focused on Property Inspections, which – to an outsider – might seem to be a …

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Can I solicit a listing during my appraisal?

By Josh I was recently part of a discussion where an appraiser asked the group: I am an appraiser as well as a real estate sales agent. After I complete inspecting a property for an appraisal assignment and before leaving the property, can I then solicit the owner about the prospect of being his listing agent or […] The post …

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Can I solicit a listing during my appraisal?

I was recently part of a discussion where an appraiser asked the group: I am an appraiser as well as a real estate sales agent. After I complete inspecting a property for an appraisal assignment and before leaving the property, can I then solicit the owner about the prospect of being his listing agent or […] The post Can I …

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Making the Puzzle Piece Fit

Building a successful appraisal management program is similar to figuring out which puzzle pieces connect. Each piece will eventually fit perfectly in its specific spot to create the finished product, you can say the same for the checks and balances in the appraisal process. Understanding the proper policies and procedures, documenting the necessary information, how the AMC works, and more, …

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Valuation Independence

Appraisal Buzz sat down with Josh Walitt, Compliance Manager of Property Interlink, to discuss Appraiser Independence.  As the problem may continue to grow – the industry faces more and more obstacles to determine the regulations, proper policies and how to effectively report the problem. So, how can this all be avoided? Open communication, education and enforcement.  Buzz: What are the …

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Appraiser Participation: If you want a voice.

In March of this year, I spoke at the Valuation Expo in Orlando. The general topic of my presentation centered on professionalism within the appraisal industry and how individuals can take steps to stand out and rise above the difficulties we see. As a fee appraiser for many years and having moved into a compliance manager and review position, I …

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Appraiser Participation: Voicing Change…

By Josh In March of this year, I spoke at the Valuation Expo in Orlando. The general topic of my presentation centered on professionalism within the appraisal industry and how individuals can take steps to stand out and rise above the difficulties we see. As a fee appraiser for many years and having recently moved into a […] The post …

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