The latest Valuation Expo was an event to be a part of! This year was our 15th Anniversary and we promised the biggest conference yet. We delivered a 3-day event which provided attendees endless opportunities to learn, network, and prosper.
We kicked off ValExpo on Monday, October 1st with a premier course offered by the Appraisal Institute. Instructed by Craig Steinley, SRA, AI-IRRS, President of AARO. This course gave attendees a peek behind the regulatory curtain plus an additional 4-hours of CE.
Throughout the afternoon, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to hear from many of the Vendors and Lenders of ValExpo. 22 speakers and a full house of attendees all reported to Vendors & Lenders Live at 12:30. The speakers had the chance to present new products, policies, and upcoming changes. We received an overwhelming response from the presenters and attendees who enjoyed the open interaction.
The Trade Show Opening Reception allowed the attendees and exhibitors to meet and greet with one another over food and drink. Live demos from many of the vendors led for an exciting evening.
CE began on Tuesday morning with the Keynote Speaker, William K. Black. Mr. Black presented a “post mortem” of the housing crisis and shared his experience as a former regulator. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac followed Mr. Black’s discussion and it was the moment many attendees were waiting for! Jeremy Staudenmaier, Fannie Mae and Scott Reuter, Freddie Mac discussed their most recent policy guidelines and hosted an extremely engaging Q&A with the attendees.
After lunch which was sponsored by HouseCanary, CE continued with a Complex Properties discussion. Rick Langdon, Wells Fargo, Danny Wiley, ServiceLink, Dustin Harris, The Appraiser Coach, Scott Sparks, Allstate Appraisal, LP all gave their professional insights on how an appraiser can best handle unique assignments.
Once CE was complete, the Trade Show floor stayed open for networking! Attendees met new exhibitors, enjoyed a refreshing beverage, and had fun while growing their business.
A select few were invited to a Focus Group with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as they directly engaged with the attendees to get their opinions on how the new form should be updated. This unique opportunity was widely received by both the attendees and the two GSE’s.
Wednesday rolled right into the remaining 7 hours of CE. This panel detailed the specifics of new legislation both enacted and pending. Presenters included, Bill Garber, Appraisal Institute, Cristy Conolly, Nationwide Appraisal Network, Mark Lewis, Appraisal Qualifications Board, Craig Steinley, Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials
Valuation Expo wrapped up with the Emerging Technology session where Jared Preisler, Datamaster
Shawn Telford, CoreLogic, Michael Brocker-Quiero, Amrock, Ritesh Bansal, Appraisal covered breaking technology and applications that can help appraisers in the field.
Coffee was sponsored by Anow on Tuesday and Wednesday. A special thank you to HouseCanary and Clearbox for providing lunch both conference days. Property Sciences offered bottled water for all attendees.
Congratulations to Ashley Walton and Giles Hofacer, both with Synergy Appraisal Services, who won the 7th annual cornhole tournament sponsored by Computershare.
Thank you to all the exhibitors who participated and donated some great prizes for the famous Appraisal Bee!
ACI – Apple Watch Richard Fowler, C&C Appraisals
Amrock – $150 Amazon Gift Card Tom Reinbolo, Residential Appraisal Services
Anow – Tile Key Finder Ansrves Respazdiza, Transsa in Chile
AXIS – $100 Jeff Homan, CDR Business Solutions
Appraisal Institute – Appraiser Textbooks George May, May Appraisal
Appraise-IT-SFREP – Senso Headphones Joseph Weidinger, Collateral View LLC
Appraisal Buzz – 32′ Flat Screen HD TV David Almquist, Almquist Appraisal
Bradford Technologies – Two $50 Gift Cards for “Team Appraising” Gordon Sommerville, Home Value Inc.
Clearbox – Ring Dennis Paylor, DP Appraisals
Computershare – $100 Visa Gift Card Eryck Lamagna, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
Corelogic – Yeti Cooler Jeffrey Rauland, UBS
DataMaster – $100 Amazon Gift Card Zinoviy Mazo, Smart Value Solutions
GeoData Plus – $150 Amex Gift Card David Lipsman, Appraiser 123
Intercorp – $100 Amazon Gift Card Eddie Valencia, Valencia Real Estate Appraisers
LIA – $100 Visa Gift Card Monique Ramirez, Andrade Appraisals
Norman Spencer – Nest Shelly Hawley, The Adaero Group
Service Link- $250 Best Buy Gift Card Jon Reese, Reese Appraisal Service
Solidifi – McKissock Course at a $200 Value Annmarie Jensen, A.M. Appraisal
Springhouse – $150 Gift Card Michael Fiorino, Appraisal Services Firm Inc.
The Appraiser Coach – 2 Annual Memberships Iryna Ramanilek, Skyview Link
Treasure Valley Factors/Liquid Edge Financials- $100 Applebees Gift Card Richard Rokusek, RRR Appraisal
Validox – $100 Yard House Gift Card and Appraiser Superhero Socks Wes McDaniel, RealMetrics AZ, LLC
Valuation Management Solutions- Vegas Gift Bag and $100 Amazon Gift Card Renee Perez, DVS Appraisals Inc.
ValueLink Software – $100 Amazon Gift Card Randall Peterson, Prompt Appraisal Service
The Appraisal Den sponsored a game at their exhibitor booth where they gave away 3 cash prizes. Congratulations to the winners!