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The Buzz Forum: Out with the Old and In with the New

Opinions – that’s what appraisers get paid to do. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they are passionate about their profession and are highly opinionated. We also know that not everyone belongs to social media platforms. Appraisers need an outlet and a resource to turn to when they need to call upon the “wisdom of the masses.” Appraisal Buzz …

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Random Thoughts of an Appraiser – Part Two

The first installment of “Random Thoughts of an Appraiser” by Matt Simmons covered such a wide variety of topics, we had to continue the series! There are plenty of times where appraisers have collectively had thoughts or concepts that can be communicated and/or questioned within a sentence and don’t need a dedicated article. We are pleased to have Matt Simmons, …

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How Appraisers Should Value Solar Paneling

Residential Solar Photovoltaic installations are continuing to grow in the U.S. every day. Homeowners often purchase without having full knowledge of the documents they sign and the unintended consequences that follow. For instance, “I installed a solar PV system last year at a cost exceeding $30,000 and secured a solar loan to pay for it. I can’t find a buyer …

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What’s Your Time Worth?

I say it every week on the Real Value Podcast – I am very appreciative of all the listeners investing their most valuable asset and resource, their time. Time is a non-renewable resource and we all have the same amount. You can make more money, get a different job, buy another car, but you can never go back in time …

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Virtual Spring Valuation 20/20 Recap

Virtual Valuation 20/20 was a remarkable experience. Hosted virtually on June 16th and 17th, we had appraisal professionals networking and building their businesses from the comfort of their own home! Attendees were still able to meet with leaders in the industry and listen to experts in the field through the screens of their computers. Valuation 20/20 started on Tuesday June …

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Beyond the Line of Sight – Aerial Inspections

New technologies are promising better results in real estate inspections. From 3-D modeling cameras to drones, the on-site inspection of real estate is changing. Real estate appraisers, agents, architects, attorneys, developers, property managers, insurance companies, even owners and investors are currently using drones to obtain valuable information. Why haven’t aerial inspections taken off? Because the playing field is still to …

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Valuation 20/20 Guide

Valuation 20/20 is a new and immersive virtual experience that allows you to network face-to-face from the comfort of your own home! This is the first ever 100% virtual Trade Show for real estate appraisers, so join us on June 16th – 17th for Valuation 20/20! The agenda for Valuation 20/20 is filled with plenty of beneficial sessions for appraisers. …

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Three Things Appraisers Should Remember During A Pandemic

I used to say it to my parents, and now my children say it to me, “Are we there yet?” Of course, those words typically come during a peaceful -yet tedious – car-ride to grandma’s house, but I find myself lately saying it about the roller coaster we call the pandemic! Though the world of real estate valuation has always …

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