Features

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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In the Trenches… Appraiser Stories

This article was first published in the Spring 2020 Edition of Appraisal Buzz Magazine. To receive this subscription directly, click here. “In the Trenches… Appraiser Stories” is among one of the favorite sections for our readers. Appraisers share their crazy stories ranging from the unexpected “guard dog” animals to testifying for arson. These were several of our favorites, and we are excited …

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The GoFundMe for Appraisers: Final Update

The Collateral Risk Network, LLC, a non-profit enterprise, set up a Gofundme fundraiser after the onset of COVID-19 as it became apparent that appraisers were at risk as they continued to inspect the interior of borrowers’ homes. The intention of the fund was to assist the surviving family member of any appraisers who died from COVID-19. The CRN wishes to …

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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 crowds.” 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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