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New Trends in Luxury Real Estate: It’s All About the ‘Experience’

Despite pessimist forecasts in the fourth quarter of 2018, to date, the statistics for the 2019 luxury real estate market report a strong consistency with no dramatic upswings or downswings in sales, inventory, and pricing. Some markets certainly fared better than others, but in general terms, 2019’s stats show us there is no significant downturn. However, this is not to …

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How to Build an Online Presence in 4 Steps

If you are a real estate appraiser or small business owner, one of the best ways to generate new business is by building an online presence. Online platforms make it easier for potential clients to find you, learn about your experience and credentials, and contact you if they’re interested in engaging your professional appraisal services. Here are four steps to …

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4 FAQs About Taking USPAP Classes Online in Arizona

Did you know you can take USPAP classes online in Arizona? As of June 2019, the state has changed their regulations to allow USPAP to be taken online. That means if you are a real estate appraiser in Arizona, you no longer have to complete the course in a live classroom. Here are answers to several questions you may have …

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18 Historic Homes that Would Be Fascinating to Appraise

Historic homes make for complex and interesting appraisal subjects. As one appraiser said, “I love unusual properties, and the challenge they present to appraise. I have always loved appraising large, older properties. They take us back to another world back in time.” We recently asked our appraisal community, “What famous historic home would you want to appraise?” Here’s what they …

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5 Things You Need to Know About Non Lender Appraisal Work

Looking for ways to grow your appraisal business? Non lender appraisal work offers an opportunity to diversify your client list and expand your workload. But before you dive in head first, you should know the key differences between mortgage lending assignments vs. non lending assignments such as divorce and estate appraisals. Here are five tips for tackling non lender appraisal …

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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Appraisal License

Are you looking for reasons to upgrade your appraisal license? Here are some stats to consider: As of December 31, 2017, only 36% of the 97,000 state-credentialed appraisers in the United States are certified general appraisers. Certified general appraisers, sometimes referred to as commercial appraisers, enjoy more stable fees, a higher income, and more choices for the assignments they decide …

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What’s Trending in Appraisal Membership (June 2019)

Want to know which resources are favorite right now among your fellow appraisers? McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Members enjoy full access to a vast array of online appraisal classes, videos, and tools. Here are some of the most highly-rated resources among our appraisal membership community this month. Video: Know the Benefits and Risks of Desktop Appraisals This video helps you understand …

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