Sunday , 15 September 2019



Niches of Opportunity Amid Slowing Demand for Luxury Homes

David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire, which spent 31 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, states on his website, “The fact is, you aren’t really in the game of building wealth until you own some real estate.” This advice from a well-respected millionaire has been a commonly held belief for decades. However, there seems to be a …

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7 Ways to Get Into Real Estate Appraisal

Curious about how to get into real estate appraisal? While many appraisers got their start through a family business, there are many different ways to break into the appraisal profession. We recently asked our appraisal community, “How did you get into the appraisal business?” Here’s a recap of the myriad responses we got from real-life appraisers. 1. Family business Lots …

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6 Tips for Appraising New Construction Homes

New construction is treated a little differently by lenders, FHA, and the GSEs. As you appraise these properties, you must take into consideration certain features and attributes that don’t necessarily apply to re-sales. It requires more work, so you want to be sure that you are charging for your effort. However, perhaps more than that, you want to be sure …

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20 Topics for Your Real Estate Appraisal Blog

Are you looking for new ways to market your real estate appraisal business? Consider starting an appraisal blog. You can establish yourself as an expert in your field and local market by posting insightful, industry-related blog articles. Blogging is a great way to strengthen your reputation among current customers as well as generate new leads. Just remember to post regularly …

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What’s Trending in Appraisal Membership (August 2019)

Would you like to know which learning tools are popular right now among real estate appraisers? McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Members enjoy full access to a wide array of online appraisal classes, checklists, whitepapers, videos, infographics, and other resources. Here, we highlight some of the best-loved resources among our appraisal membership community over the past month. Webinar: Litigation Support “Litigation Support …

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Upgrade Your Appraisal License and Earn More

Only 36% of the 97,000 state-credentialed appraisers in the United States are certified general appraisers. If you’re growing tired of appraising simple properties or you’re ready to take on more complex assignments with more income potential, it may be a good time to upgrade your appraisal license. An upgrade can give you a much-needed advantage in the local market. It …

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Hilarious Encounters from Real-Life Property Appraisers

If you’ve been in the appraisal business for a while, chances are, you’ve come across some unexpected or funny things during property visits. We recently asked our real estate appraisal community on Facebook, “What’s the FUNNIEST thing you’ve encountered during an on-site appraisal inspection?” The answers we got from real-life property appraisers range from surprising to funny to startling—to downright …

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Encouraging Advice for New Appraisers

New appraisers just starting out in the profession, and those who are thinking of getting into the business, should not be scared off by tales of woe from older real estate appraisers. A panel of industry professionals recently told McKissock that they heard the cries of “This profession is doomed; stay away!” and ignored them. Today, they’re glad they did. …

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