Features

Channel Your Inner CEO

This article was first published in the latest edition of the Appraisal Buzz Magazine. Subscribe now to never miss an edition. I recently had an online meeting with one of my appraiser clients who needed assistance building his appraisal business. He was living paycheck to paycheck and wanted to move to a higher level of success. During our conversation, he said something, though …

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Double Trouble

We have asked Gary Ashton, CEO/Owner of Ashton Real Estate Group in Nashville, Tennessee, to talk about a common problem that most appraisers face from time to time, the problem of two values on a property.  But, instead of talking about it from the appraiser’s perspective, we are going to look at the impacts from the real estate agent and …

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What is an Appraiser Service Network

Appraisers complain to us all the time that they don’t have enough backup. Many single appraiser offices feel like it is them against the world. Where can appraisers turn for support? We interviewed Keith Ellis of Anow and TJ McCarthy of Accurity to find out some of their answers about their upcoming webinar: Why Appraiser Service Networks Matter. Buzz: Thank …

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Hybrids: An Appraisal by any Other Name…

By now, almost anyone involved in the valuation industry is either sick and tired of hearing about Hybrid appraisals, consumed by fear about the risks involved, or some combination of both. For the better part of the past two years there have been monthly, and sometimes weekly, articles and presentations focusing on the subject. At the Valuation Expo in Chicago …

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International Women’s Month – Part 3

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day are both celebrated in March. In honor of these events, Appraisal Buzz sat down with three women who are leading the appraisal profession in the 21st Century. Our third interview is with Maggie Hambleton. She is the former chair of the Appraisal Standards Board, an independent board of The Appraisal Foundation, and was …

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International Women’s Month – Part 2

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day are both celebrated in March. In honor of these events, Appraisal Buzz sat down with three women who are leading the appraisal profession in the 21st Century. Our second interview is with Susan Martin-Phipps. She is Secretary of the Board of Trustees for The Appraisal Foundation. Susan has been a Rhode Island Certified, Residential …

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Spring 2019 Valuation Expo – Re-cap

Another Valuation Expo is now a closed chapter in the long line of great events.  I’ve been to many, many Valuation Expo events throughout the years and the Valuation Expo Chicago has been one of my absolute favorites. We kicked off the week with Chicago’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!  The 2019 theme, “Think Big, Be Bold” took on its …

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In Search of “Perfect” Adjustment Factors

Although a “perfect” adjustment may not exist, the search for perfect adjustments in appraisal reports is becoming a hot topic with many interesting articles, continuing education courses, and webinars addressing the subject. The message is clear. If an appraiser can’t support the adjustments, the results of the appraisal are subject to question, leading to several possible outcomes; none of them good. So, …

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