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6 Appraisal Software Tools to Streamline Your Process

Appraisal software offers myriad opportunities to improve your efficiency and increase your productivity. Real estate appraisers know all too well that time is money. So how can you streamline your appraisal process to complete more appraisals per month? There are several software companies out there offering innovative solutions. Here are several appraisal software tools worth checking out. Redstone analytics software …

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Q&A: Fannie Mae and the Cost Approach

We often receive questions from appraisers regarding Fannie Mae and the cost approach. For example: “I’m appraising a property and have been instructed to comply with Fannie Mae guidelines. I understand that Fannie Mae requires the sales comparison approach, but what if there aren’t enough good comps? Can I use the cost approach as the primary method of valuation? Join …

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6 Property Appraisal Skills to Improve by 2020

We’re just over halfway through 2019. Have you met your professional development goals for this year? Which property appraisal skills are at the top of your list to sharpen by 2020? We recently asked our appraisal community, “What appraisal skill would you MOST like to improve in the next 6 months?” Here’s how they responded. What appraisal skill would you …

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How to Become a Certified General Appraiser

As of December 31, 2017, only 36% of the 97,000 state-credentialed appraisers in the United States are certified general appraisers, also known as commercial appraisers. As a certified general appraiser, you will enjoy more stable fees, a higher income, and more choices in the assignments you decide to take on. Are you growing tired of appraising simple properties? Are you …

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Disclosure Example: Jurisdictional Exception Rule

The JURISDICTIONAL EXCEPTION RULE is intended as a “saving clause” which preserves the balance of USPAP if a specific law or regulation precludes compliance with a part or parts of USPAP. In an appraisal assignment, if a law precludes you from complying with one part of USPAP, you would employ a jurisdictional exception. However, you cannot simply disregard the rest …

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9 Funny Quotes for the Self Employed Appraiser

Every self employed appraiser knows that working for yourself has its upsides and downsides. When facing the less appealing aspects of self employment, it helps to have a sense of humor. Here are several funny quotes that we hope will lighten up your workday and give you a little chuckle. Quotes about being your own boss “I love my boss. …

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How to Become a Property Appraiser

There are many opportunities for new real estate appraisers entering the profession today. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job growth for appraisers between 2016–2026 will be 14%, which is faster than average for all occupations. Top reasons why people choose an appraisal career include income potential, opportunity for flexible hours, and diverse career paths. Keep reading for insights …

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