Tag Archives: appraiser

State of the Industry: 2021 and Beyond, Ushering in the Biden Administration

This new year is full of new possibilities and endless hope for our future. The Biden Administration promises changes almost immediately, so how will the housing industry and appraisal industry change? We’re hosting a free webinar on January 28th at 11 am, “State of the Industry: 2021 and Beyond, Ushering in the Biden Administration.” The panel hosts include the experts …

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Racial Bias in Appraisals – Fact or Fiction?

The Collateral Risk Network, Inc. hosted a webinar entitled Racial Bias in Appraisals – Fact or Fiction? When we first sent out the information on this program, we received a number of responses from our subscribers who felt it was unfair to suggest an appraiser might be biased. In light of the recent cases, which have been broadcast in the …

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The Relationship Between Appraisers and Real Estate Agents

Today’s topic is The Relationship Between Appraisers and Real Estate Agents with Kim Bell, Florida Real Estate Appraiser, and Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC. We sat down with Kim and Joan to discuss the complicated relationships within the valuation process and mainly centered on why people should be arguing to talk to the appraiser to develop that relationship. …

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Intentions Not Resolutions

As we enter 2021, I think many of us have New Year’s resolutions on our minds. However, I personally am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions or making a list of things I want to accomplish at the beginning of each new year. In the past, I used to sit down around the beginning of a new year …

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Technology and Appraisers: An Interview with Jeff Bradford

Today’s topic is Technology and Appraisers and the changes that came from this past year with Jeff Bradford, Owner of Bradford Technologies and Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC. We sat down with Jeff and Joan to discuss the technological impacts of this past year, especially due to the pandemic, and why appraisers should have a focus on them …

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Louisiana Appraiser Board Seeks to Have Appraisal Fee Price-Fixing Case Heard by Supreme Court

This article was first published on valuationlegal.com here. The first case about real estate appraisers to reach the U.S. Supreme Court in almost 60 years may concern the Federal Trade Commission’s price-fixing claims against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board. Would that be a good thing for appraisers? Well, maybe it’s not the best timing. Filed in 2017, the FTC’s administrative complaint asserts …

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Be a Part of Appraisal Buzz Next Year

2020 is coming to an end and January 1st promises new beginnings and opportunities. There are plenty of new things to check out at Appraisal Buzz! We’re constantly searching for engaging ways to reach appraisers in the industry, so take a look at some of our most recent features such as our Appraisal Buzzcast Podcast! Appraisal Buzz Newsletter 2020 introduced …

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Random Thoughts of an Appraiser

Matt Simmons has been busy with his fourth edition of “Random Thoughts of an Appraiser!” There are plenty of times where appraisers have collectively had thoughts or concepts that can be communicated and/or questioned in a sentence and don’t need a dedicated article. We are pleased to have Matt Simmons, partner of Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, offer a periodic collection …

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