Appraisal Technology

5 Excel Resources and How-To Guides for Appraisers

The use of Microsoft Excel is widespread in the appraisal industry. The well-known software program offers tools and capabilities that can make your appraisal process smoother. Are you leveraging the power of Excel in your appraisal business? To help you out, we’ve put together a list of Excel resources and how-to guides geared specifically toward appraisers. Upcoming Webinar: Join us …

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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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FREE McKissock Learning Webinar on Appraising in a Pandemic

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, McKissock Learning will host a free webinar titled “Appraising in a Pandemic.” We will speak with a panel of experts to discuss the challenges real estate appraisers are facing, the creative technology solutions available, and recommended actions that appraisers can implement to address COVID-19’s impact on appraising residential properties. The panel will share virtual inspection …

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FHA and VA Issue COVID-19 Appraisal Guidance

Within the last several days, HUD/FHA and VA have both issued updated guidance for appraisers regarding appraisal scope of work and COVID-19. HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2020-05 on March 27, 2020. On a temporary basis, appraisers are permitted to perform desktop or exterior-only inspection appraisals for FHA loans. This guidance is effective until May 17, 2020, although it may be …

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Promoting Your Appraisal Business on Social Media

This is a reprint from the Appraisal Buzz Blog and can be found here. Social media, whether we approve of it or not, is beginning to evolve the marketing game. From giant corporate restaurants to your local mechanic, there is almost always a Facebook page or a Twitter account dedicated to its success. Why not for your local appraisal business? Social …

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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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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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