Tuesday , 24 November 2020


Illinois Bill Introduced to Include Prohibitions Against Discrimination in Appraiser and Real Estate Licensing Acts

This article was originally published here on valuationlegal.com. A bill to amend Illinois’ appraiser and real estate licensing acts to address discrimination. With increased public attention on the issue, complaints alleging unlawful discrimination are emerging in the courts and before regulators in relation to appraisals. In Illinois, a bill (HB 5862) has been introduced to amend the Illinois Real Estate …

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How I Knew – A Trainee Story

It was February 2020, and there were rumors about a new virus beginning to get traction. I was in retail leadership in Sedona, AZ and beginning to wonder if I wanted to work with the public during a pandemic. Julie Friess was one of my true “local” customers in a store that relies on the international tourism that floods Sedona. …

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What is Appraisal Modernization Really?

I recently had the opportunity to facilitate a panel discussion for the Collateral Risk Network on the topic of Appraisal Modernization. I posed a series of questions to panelists Jared Priesler (DataMaster), Jeff Bradford (Bradford Technologies), and Penny Reed (Wells Fargo) who addressed them from the vantage point of three key demographics in our industry: the appraiser, the AMC, and …

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Is it Time to Switch to an Independent Software Provider?

Appraisers tend to stick with what they know best, but what if what they’re using isn’t actually the best? Many appraisers are still using the same technology as they were five, even ten, years ago! Join us on October 22 at 2 pm EDT for your chance to learn about the most advanced appraisal software suite on the market today …

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Pre-Listings and the Appraiser: A Western Tale

Do you remember that initial spark that drew you to the appraisal profession? Wide-eyed at the vast amount of information to be studied when harnessing the best practices in deriving market value? The coffee flowed through USPAP, we survived statistics relatively unscathed, and 2,500 internship hours later, up a mountain, in a blizzard – you get the point – we …

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Virtual Valuation Expo Recap

Virtual Valuation Expo was a remarkable experience. Attendees were still able to meet with experts in the industry and listen to leaders in the field through the screens of their computers. Hosted virtually on October 1-3, we had appraisal professionals networking and building their businesses from the comfort of their own home! Valuation Expo started on Thursday, October 1st with …

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