Features

The Sky is the Limit: Legal Considerations for Drone Technology in Appraisals

Without a doubt, the integration of drone technology in the appraisal industry is a game changer. Those on the leading edge of the industry have been quick to implement drone programs, amazed at the technological advantages of having their own eye-in-the-sky. In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018-2038 Aerospace Forecast noted that real estate aerial photography is the largest use …

Read More »

Defending Appraisers: Being State Board & Civil Litigation Ready

Over 3,000 appraisers are questioned by a State Board or face Civil Litigation each year. Craig Capilla, a Trial Defense Lawyer who has led almost 1,000 appraiser-related cases and Keith Ellis, Chief Operating Officer with Anow are here to help by establishing a consistent, easily repeatable process and better-using technology that improves appraisers odds of winning. Join us May 23rdfor …

Read More »

The Verdict is in for TriStar Bank

For the past 5 months, the valuation industry has been actively following the TriStar Bank Appraiser Waiver submitted to the Appraisal Subcommittee. The official request asked to receive a one-year waiver of the appraisal regulation’s requirements to utilize a certified appraiser. According to TriStar Bank, the waiver stated there was an absence of certified general real estate appraisers in their …

Read More »

Revolutionizing the Industry

Luke Tomaszewski started in the appraisal industry 15 years ago and like many, saw what was needed to help make the appraisal process easier. Luke recently launched a new app called ProxyPics, which allows anyone to request real-time photos from everyday people. The platform is an online marketplace for people to submit a request for the location of the photo …

Read More »

How Social Media Can Help Grow Your Business

Social Media is one of the most cost-efficient digital marketing methods available to appraisers. It not only increases your business’ awareness but also increases its recognition. A majority of today’s consumers first reference a company’s online presence which includes their website and social media. Social media allows you to increase your sales with little to no cost. In today’s society, …

Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About the Risks of Mortgage Fraud

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Risks of Mortgage Fraud Mortgage fraud occurs when a potential homebuyer, seller, or lender lies or omits key information that leads to a mortgage loan approval or terms that the applicant wouldn’t normally qualify to receive. More formally, the FBI defines mortgage fraud as any “misstatement, misrepresentation, or omission in relation to a mortgage …

Read More »

How Lenders and Appraisers Can Work Better Together Through Increased Transparency

“Secrecy was the problem, transparency the obvious cure.”  – Robert J. Sawyer The relationship between lenders and appraisers has never been quite right. The association was scared by improprieties of the few that led to a fallout of the many, with each party retreating behind walls of mistrust and perceived regulatory requirement. Recently, communication is civil but has been described …

Read More »

In the Trenches, Crazy Appraiser Stories

This article was first published in the Appraisal Buzz Magazine. Are you receiving your print edition of the Appraisal Buzz Magazine? Never miss out on an issue. Subscribe here. You’ve all got them… The crazy car chases, the surprising living conditions, the exotic assignments and the unique collectors. Here are a few of our stories we found buzz worthy. This was …

Read More »