Luke Tomaszewski

Luke Tomaszewski
Luke Tomaszewski is CEO and founder of ProxyPics, Inc a new tech company located in Chicago, IL and CEO of eValuation ZONE, Inc. An appraiser in his own right, Luke has years of real-world experience and knows exactly what is needed to make each transaction as efficient as possible. ProxyPics, is a new app designed to make region specific photography available to all, utilizing his second US patent. Luke aims to change the way homes are photographed for mortgage needs in the digital age. Luke started in the appraisal industry 15 years ago and has always been excited about developing new and exciting things that will change the industry for the better. His first hybrid appraisal form was developed over 4 years ago and one of the first companies to Beta test ACI Sky with a custom BPO form. Luke is always pushing the industry forward while presenting over the last two years as a guest speaker at the AARO Conference (Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials) on the future education for appraisers and most recently on the technology with Virtual Reality Inspections.

To Drive or Not To Drive?

This article was originally published on December 10, 2018. A correction has been made on December 13, 2018. The argument of using MLS photos or shooting your own photos has been debated by appraisers for the last few decades. You, as appraisers, want to be sure the comparables you are using are of the correct house and also look as …

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The Dangers of Using MLS Photos in Your Appraisal

New technology continues to break ground in the valuation industry. With time, we are finding a majority of these programs assist the appraisers and make their job easier. Like anything new, there is always hesitation. But adapting to new technology is key to helping one grow in the profession. A unique app was recently launched to help appraisers receive on-demand, …

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Revolutionizing the Industry

Luke Tomaszewski started in the appraisal industry 15 years ago and like many, saw what was needed to help make the appraisal process easier. Luke recently launched a new app called ProxyPics, which allows anyone to request real-time photos from everyday people. The platform is an online marketplace for people to submit a request for the location of the photo …

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Cheers from Down Under!

  I recently had the pleasure of visiting our fellow appraisers “Down Under” late last year. My trip was mostly pleasure but as I always have appraisals on my mind, I had to throw some business into it. Brendon Hulcome, an Australian Valuer (appraiser) of Herron Todd White, took to the main stage at Valuation Expo in 2014. Brendon also …

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REO’s done right

With the bubble bursting some eight years ago now, I would think most appraisers have had the pleasure of completing REO appraisals for their clients.  Yet the disparity in the basic knowledge base of appraisers in this area is very surprising to me.  In today’s market it is often difficult to write up a report without running across an REO …

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Not Another CU Article

We’ve all read, heard, and now experienced CU for ourselves, some good and some bad but enough about CU. Nearly every appraiser in the country has undoubtedly been busy, given the low rates the marketplace experienced recently. As we all know low rates equal more refis and more refis more appraisals. Hopefully you’ve been able to manage your increase in volume …

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What Appraisers Should Know About Collateral Underwriter

Another milestone in the appraisal industry is upon us. Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter, known as “CU,” is set to change the appraisal review process at all levels. Many appraisers think that this is a step in the wrong direction and will make our jobs this much more difficult. In fact, CU will provide up to twenty alternate comps on a …

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