Appraisal

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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20 Motivational Quotes for Appraisers and Small Business Owners

To achieve your goals as an appraiser or small business owner, you’re going to need to stay motivated. What business goals do you plan to pursue this year? What appraisal skills do you want to focus on improving? We’ve curated a collection of motivational quotes to help you keep your eye on the prize as you work to grow your …

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4 Excellent Microsoft Excel Resources for Appraisers

The use of Microsoft Excel is widespread in the appraisal industry. Looking for new ways to leverage Excel tools in your appraisal business? Here are four excellent Microsoft Excel resources offered by McKissock Learning—including a Pro-Series webinar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, “Using Excel for Pairing Data to Extract GLA Adjustments.” Upcoming Webinar: Using Excel for Pairing Data to Extract …

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Tidewater Initiative: What VA Appraisers Need to Know

The VA has a unique set of protocols, known as the Tidewater Initiative, that a VA appraiser must follow when he or she expects the appraised value of a property is going to be lower than its contract price. This program, often known simply as “Tidewater,” initiated in—you guessed it—the Tidewater area of Virginia (i.e., the Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and …

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Tidewater Initiative: What VA Appraisers Need to Know

The VA has a unique set of protocols, known as the Tidewater Initiative, that a VA appraiser must follow when he or she expects the appraised value of a property is going to be lower than its contract price. This program, often known simply as “Tidewater,” initiated in—you guessed it—the Tidewater area of Virginia (i.e., the Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and …

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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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FREE Webinar: The Appraisal Foundation 2021 Q1 Update

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar titled “The Appraisal Foundation 2021 Q1 Update.” Participate in this Q&A session with Lisa Desmarais, Vice President, Appraisal Issues with The Appraisal Foundation (TAF). Hear about proposed changes to USPAP as well as an update on current AQB and ASB activities. Get firsthand information on …

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