Thursday , 21 January 2021

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7 Ways for Appraisers to Spend Less Time on Email

Many appraisers report that they’d like to spend less time on email. The task of providing status emails eats up time in the workday and tends to be more complex and time-consuming than typing a quick email reply. Status requests from AMCs typically require you to log in to their system and go through the process of updating the order …

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Do You Plan to Hire a Trainee Appraiser? Why or Why Not?

We recently asked our real estate appraisal community, “Do you plan to take on a trainee appraiser in the next 5 years?” About half of survey respondents said no, while the other half said yes or maybe. To gain further insight into these answers, we asked the same appraisers to explain, “Why or why not?” Read their comments below. Do …

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Q&A: Is It Time to Take On an Appraisal Trainee?

Appraisers are often reluctant to take on an appraisal trainee. They fear that doing so will turn out to be a lot of time and energy spent for little reward. They tend to assume that the trainee, once she earns the Certified Appraiser designation, will set up shop as a competitor. On the other hand, the appraisal industry needs fresh …

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How to Write a Winning Real Estate Appraiser Resume

How can you make your real estate appraiser resume as impressive as it can be, if you’re an appraiser looking to be employed by a bank? How about if you’re an aspiring appraiser looking for a company that will hire you as a trainee? If you’re a seasoned appraiser looking for new hires, what are some “red flags” to look …

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Transitioning to Commercial Appraising

So, you’re contemplating a career switch to commercial real estate appraising? What goes into the process and what skills are necessary to make that transition smooth? The following is my attempt (and I use attempt very loosely because there a myriad of things that go into the commercial real estate appraisal industry) to provide a brief guideline for the un-initiated. …

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Spotlight on Appraisal: Ad Valorem Appraisal

It’s no secret that the general public does not have a thorough understanding of the appraisal profession, even though the work of appraisers has a profound effect on people’s lives. At McKissock, we not only want to be a go-to resource for appraisers, but we want to help spread awareness about what appraisers actually do and foster a greater understanding …

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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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A Day in the Life of an Appraiser Trainee

There is no such thing as a typical day in the life of an appraiser trainee. Some days you’re in the office doing research and analysis (aka. “paperwork days”), and some days you’re out in the field looking at properties (aka. “inspection days”). We asked appraiser trainee Lindsay Onuffer what a “typical” day in the life of an appraisal trainee …

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