Tag Archives: appraisers

The Fed’s Spiked Punch Bowl

On Thursday, August 27, Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced a new strategy designed to keep interest rates exceptionally low for a longer time. This announcement turns William McChesney Martin’s punch bowl metaphor of 65 years ago on its head. In a 1955 speech, this former Fed chair described the Fed as a “chaperone who has ordered the punch bowl be removed just when …

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Quality Control Appraisers Wanted – Accurate Group

Job Requirements We are looking to fill positions for Quality Control Analysts to complete appraisal reviews within our traditional appraisal division. Position will be a fully remote position (Home office) working a Pacific Standard Time zone schedule. The Quality Control Review Appraiser position is responsible for conducting quality control reviews of appraisal reports used by clients to support lending decisions and to meet …

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Information and Guidance: Bringing New Entrants to Appraisal Careers

I haven’t seen any reports on the number of appraisers in the United States lately, so I downloaded the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) National Registry of appraisers onto an Excel sheet. When I removed the “inactive list,” I was left with 93,474 total active appraiser credentials. As we know, more and more appraisers hold certifications in multiple states. I’m no data …

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Through the Eyes of an Appraiser Trainee

Things are pretty wild here at Appraisal Camp-Sedona. To bring you up to speed, Appraisal Camp-Sedona offers appraisal trainees real world experience, on-the-ground case-study training, all while completing required courses for licensing and certification. We examine and study basic standards of practice, explore the importance and application of honesty, integrity and respect throughout the process, and engage with experienced professionals …

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A Message from Valuation Expo Trail Blazers

Valuation Expo is October 1-3! We’ve always found it difficult to find the best way to describe all the benefits of Valuation Expo. Once you’ve been, you totally get it. Now in the virtual world, it’s even harder to describe, but it still works. I know many of you have been socializing through Zoom. Well, this is the equivalent of …

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This One Needs a Red Toe-Tag

You never know what is going to happen in your appraisal office. There are just too many variables to be able to cover all of them all the time. So, let’s look at the word triage. All it means is “the act of dividing into three.” In medicine, it means the decisions of who gets treated now, who gets treated …

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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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