Appraisal Insights

4 Potential Benefits of Hybrid and Bifurcated Appraisals

A major selling point for completing hybrid or bifurcated appraisals is that the appraiser will save a good deal of time by not inspecting the property, not taking photos of comparable sales, and not sitting in traffic. However, the notion that an appraiser could complete a hybrid/bifurcated appraisal in less than an hour is simply too good to be true. …

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Second Annual Appraisal Income Guide Released, Reveals Keys to Increasing Earning Potential

We’re excited to announce the release of the 2020-2021 Appraisal Income Guide, the second annual Income Guide to be published by McKissock Learning. Inside the guide, you’ll find how appraisal income breaks down by license level, insights on career satisfaction, areas where top-earners excel, what’s ahead for the future of the appraisal profession, and much more. This 23-page report analyzes …

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Top Appraisal Skills to Sharpen in 2021

What New Year’s goals do you have for your appraisal business? Last month we asked our community of real estate appraisers, “What appraisal skill would you most like to improve in 2021?” The top answer was “adopting new technology,” and the three runners up were “obtaining new clients,” “staying up-to-date on industry and market trends,” and “time management and efficiency.” …

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Simplify the Complex: Don’t Miss These 3 Appraisal Math Webinars

McKissock Learning is excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a three-part series of “Appraisal Math” webinars, presented by Dr. Sam Martin. Beginning with the first session on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, these one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinars will focus on solving math problems similar to those found on the National Appraiser Licensing and Certification Exams. Get the tips and tactics …

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Top 5 Appraisal Membership Resources of 2020

McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Members enjoy 24/7 access to a wide array of online appraisal classes, webinars, videos, checklists, job aids, and other resources. Each month, we add new items to our membership library to provide the most current and relevant information to help you grow your appraisal career. Out of all the appraisal resources we’ve added to our library over …

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Dos and Don’ts of Sharing Comparable Sales

When real estate agents provide relevant comparable sales to appraisers, it certainly benefits both parties. Agents can ensure that appraisers are reviewing comparables that match their properties and, hopefully, meet the seller’s desired price. Additionally, while appraisers still must verify the information, it can save them time. Here are some dos and don’ts to follow as agents and appraisers work …

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8 Characteristics of a Successful Real Estate Appraiser

So, you’re interested in becoming a real estate appraiser. But how do you know if you’re a good fit for the appraisal profession? What does it take to achieve success in the industry? To help answer these questions, we’ve outlined eight characteristics of a successful real estate appraiser. If you possess all or most of these personality traits, chances are, …

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What New Appraisal Specialty Do You Wish to Break Into?

Developing an appraisal specialty is a great way to grow your business and stay competitive in the industry. Last month we asked our appraisal community, “What new appraisal specialty or niche would you like to break into?” Below, we share the results regarding which specialty areas appraisers are most interested in pursuing. The top three answers were review appraisal, commercial …

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