Tuesday , 26 January 2021

appraisal process

Bifurcated Appraisal: An Enhanced Desktop Appraisal

There are many articles, blogs, and opinion papers that either support or reject bifurcated and hybrid appraisals, which contributes to a great deal of confusion. Here at McKissock Learning, we do not support any position regarding bifurcated and hybrid appraisals. Our goal is simply to provide illumination and help you understand the advantages and challenges of these appraisal services so …

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The Most Challenging Part of the Appraisal Process

Previously, we asked our real estate appraisal community, “What’s your favorite part of the appraisal process?” The top three answers we received were “Data collection and property description,” “Data analysis,” and “Application of the approaches to value.” This time, we asked appraisers, “What part of the appraisal process do you find the most challenging?” Interestingly, “Data analysis” came out on …

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Top 3 Most Enjoyable Steps in the Appraisal Process

We already know that career satisfaction is high among real estate appraisers. Most appraisers love (or at least like) their job. But we were curious to learn which individual steps in the process appraisers enjoy the most. So we asked our real estate appraisal community, “What’s your favorite part of the appraisal process?” The top three most popular answers were …

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Checklist: What to Include in a Narrative Appraisal Report

Report writing is an essential step in the appraisal process. Want a quick breakdown of everything that belongs in a narrative appraisal report? Here’s an outline of the items that should appear in your report. Although you may not find it necessary to include every single item, you can use this as a checklist of topics to at least consider …

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7 Best Time-Saving Hacks for Real Estate Appraisers

If you operate as an independent real estate appraiser, you know that time is money. Are you looking for new ways to increase your efficiency as a property appraiser? To help you out, we asked our Facebook community, “What are the best time-saving hacks for appraisers?” Check out the following tricks contributed by real-life appraisers. 1. Anow software Anow’s appraisal …

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4 Common Pitfalls in Appraising Proposed New Luxury Homes

Luxury home appraisal is a niche that’s both exciting and challenging. If you’re thinking about specializing in this area of real estate appraisal, you may want to educate yourself on the specific challenges you’ll face so that you can avoid making common errors. In particular, you may run into some difficulties when appraising proposed new luxury homes. Here are some …

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Productivity Tips: How to Maximize Your Efficiency as an Appraiser

Looking for ways to increase efficiency and productivity within your appraisal business? We’ve put together some of our favorite resources to turn to for productivity tips. The following list includes advice on how to stay motivated and focused, how to leverage technology, and, in general, how to squeeze the most juice out of your workday so that you can complete …

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Q&A with Appraiser Trainee Lindsay Onuffer

What’s it like getting started in the appraisal business? We sat down with young appraiser, Lindsay Onuffer, to find out. Lindsay is a 22-year-old appraiser trainee in Pennsylvania. Below, she shares why and how she began her appraisal career, what her job is like, and advice for others who are interested in the appraisal business. Q: What made you want …

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