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2019 Memorial Day Reading List  

Keeping your mind sharp and expanding your horizons are what reading is all about. Spend this Memorial Day catching up on some well-deserved “me time” and check out this summer reading list! Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader By Herminia Ibarra She offers advice to help you: Redefine your job in order to make more strategic contributions Diversify …

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How is Technology Growing to Help Appraisers?

Keith Ellis, COO of Anow, has been a leader in the technology industry for over three decades. As one of our highest rated speakers, Anow webinars attract the largest and most engaging crowds! We recently interviewed Keith Ellis to find out the importance of his upcoming webinar titled, “Your Office in the Palm of Your Hand.” Buzz: Keith, thank you …

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We want to hear your crazy appraisal stories!

This article was first published in the Appraisal Buzz Magazine. If you have shared a story with us in the past that was never published, please resend it. Your story could be one of the best this time around! Send your stories to comments@appraisalbuzz.com. Have you ever walked away from a day thinking, “No one’s EVER going to believe this!” …

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My Bifurcated Opinion

There has been no end to the blows and bruises to the appraisal profession, especially since the housing finance crisis of over a decade ago. The most recent kerfuffle over bifurcating the process has the appraisal community in turmoil. First, let’s define what bifurcation means, why it has entered the lexicon, and what the hopes and promises are for each …

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What’s New in Appraisal Buzz

Spring has arrived which means warmer weather and new beginnings! There are plenty of new things to come check out on appraisalbuzz.com! We are constantly looking for ways to engage and reach those in the appraisal industry, so come take a look at the newest features such as free webinars and relatable comics. Our newest edition is the Buzztoons section. …

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Help Shape Appraisal Policies in DC

The appraisal industry is constantly trying to stay abreast of trends by changing to be faster, better, and cheaper. This “Iron Triangle” will be discussed as ways to “reengineer the appraisal process,” but what do these policy makers deliberate when they are discussing specific problems? Whose input is being taken into consideration when coming to these better solutions? Come join …

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What You Can Learn from “The Other” Appraisers

Over the past couple of days, I have had two appraisers complain to me about “the other” appraiser. The appraiser who is sloppy, lazy, incompetent, and even crooked. One asked me if I could do reviews to find standards violations, and the other just wanted to vent. Both were ready to turn other appraisers over to the state regulators for …

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Appraising outside the box– Fix-And-Flips

The residential real estate appraisal process is usually about the same regardless of the client.  Of course, there are the expected differences from lender to lender and those differences are usually spelled out in the engagement letter.  Nevertheless, the process generally doesn’t vary a great deal. The popularity of some of the newer lending products are beginning to challenge that …

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