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An Appraisal Trainee’s Goals for 2020

The start of the New Year always inspires change in people. It makes you reevaluate your life and think about where changes can be made, or new ideas can be conquered. In 2019, I started my career in real estate and set a goal to become an appraiser. The upcoming year, 2020, is an exciting year for me professionally because …

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7 Excellent Real Estate Appraisal Podcasts Every Appraiser Should Listen To

How do you stay up-to-date on the latest appraisal news and trends? Podcasts are a great source of industry information and insights. They’re also entertaining and super convenient since you can stream them during your morning commute or while you’re driving to appraisal appointments. Whether you listen in your car or at your desk, here are seven excellent appraisal podcasts …

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Investment Tips: How to Grow Your Retirement Savings

When it comes to growing your retirement savings, you may be wondering: What types of investment accounts should I use? And where should I locate them in order to utilize tax savings as much as possible? The real estate mantra “location, location, location” applies to retirement savings as well. Whether you’re a self-employed real estate appraiser or you work for …

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5 Ways for Appraisers to Get Organized This Year

Do your New Year’s resolutions include getting organized so that you can run a smoother, more profitable appraisal business? Winter is an excellent time of year to roll up your sleeves, clean up your desk (and your car), learn some new organizational skills, and put them to use. Here are some resources to help you get organized in 2020 (and …

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What Appraisal Topics Do You Want to Dive Into This Year?

We recently asked our appraisal community, “If you could take a class on ANY appraisal topic, what would it be?” The most in-demand appraisal topics right now seem to be: 1) extracting and supporting adjustments, 2) rural residential appraising, and 3) operating an appraisal business. Here, we break down all the different topics appraisers said they’re most interested in learning …

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3 Benefits of Using Drone Technology in Real Estate Appraisal

by Lamar H. Ellis, III. Drone technology allows for enhanced observations of real estate by capturing pictures and videos from many different heights and angles. In 2017, real estate was the number one industry taking advantage of drone photography and videography. At first, drone technology was mainly used as a way of showcasing properties listed for sale, but its uses …

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Opportunities Abound for Appraisers in 2020

Appraisal experts generally foresee a strong 2020 for the appraisal industry. The profession continues to evolve, and so does demand for different types of appraisal. Demand in general remains high, and an appraiser who anticipates trends—and gets out in front of them—can expect to prosper in the long run. What to watch for in the next decade Appraisers should monitor …

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