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Buzzcast Episode 5: A Look Into the VA with James Heaslet and Joan Trice

The newest Appraisal Buzzcast is now ready for download. The leadership at Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has allowed for appraisers to feel secure, especially during this difficult time. Joan Trice, our founder and CEO, interviewed James Heaslet, Supervisory Appraiser of the VA, on what’s happening at the VA today and how appraisers can get involved. How would an appraiser apply to …

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Examining Our Profession Through a Sharper Lens

Times Have Changed Appraisers no longer need to drop film off to be developed and then glue photos into their reports because of advances in digital imaging technology. We no longer need to run a tape measure through bushes and mud because technology has provided laser measuring devices. We also don’t need to print our reports and drop them off …

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Take the Guesswork Out of the COVID Puzzle

The pandemic is something that has turned the word upside-down. After five months, appraisers and the industry are still being impacted. Metro-West Appraisal Company is dialed into the market. They have assembled the biggest names to bring you a free webinar to look at “The State of the Industry.” Listen live on August 18th at 2 pm ET as leadership …

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The Appraisal Buzzcast Episode 4: The Millionaire Appraiser

The newest Appraisal Buzzcast is now ready for download. These challenging times require new ways of thinking. We’re giving you a glimpse of how young appraisers are approaching the profession.  Joan Trice, our founder and CEO, interviews The Millionaire Appraiser, Terrence Bilodeau. How does one reach such a milestone? Terrence dropped out of school at what age? What advice can …

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Summer 2020 Reading List

Summer is in session, but it’s not the one we’re used to! Take advantage of the slower pace this summer with a great book. The books reviewed here will provide entertainment and education. No harm in having your cake and eating it too! If you think we missed an important “can’t miss read,” be sure to leave us a comment so …

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5 Lessons Learned About Giving and Business

In March of 2020, amid widespread business closures and economic turmoil, I decided to take action to help my community. By using the same principals we all must practice to run a successful business, I was able to turn fifty dollars into fifteen thousand dollars in just eight weeks for others in need. This was done through a gift card …

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What Business Are You In?

This article was in the archives from almost 20 years ago. The original article was published in the Appraisal Buzz Newsletter on August 27th, 2001. It’s amazing to see what has changed and what has stayed the same in the industry! Read below for look back into a time when appraisers were more worried about AVMs taking over the industry. …

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