Tag Archives: coronavirus

Learning from the Past – An Interview with Tom Inserra

Today’s topic is Learning from the Past – An Interview with Tom Inserra and Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC. We sat down with Tom Inserra to discuss past pandemics and their many relations to the current Covid-19 crisis. Read his article in our latest edition of the Appraisal Buzz Magazine. What can we learn from these pandemics? How …

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Buzzcast: Appraisal Adaptation and Modernization with George Opelka

Today’s topic is Appraisal Adaptation and Modernization – An interview with Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC, and George Opelka, ACI General Manager. We sat down with George Opelka to discuss the modernization of the appraisal industry and adaptation that’s still yet to come. What is the history with certain appraisal software? What are some of the lasting impacts from the …

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How I Knew – A Trainee Story

It was February 2020, and there were rumors about a new virus beginning to get traction. I was in retail leadership in Sedona, AZ and beginning to wonder if I wanted to work with the public during a pandemic. Julie Friess was one of my true “local” customers in a store that relies on the international tourism that floods Sedona. …

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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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Three Things Appraisers Should Remember During A Pandemic

I used to say it to my parents, and now my children say it to me, “Are we there yet?” Of course, those words typically come during a peaceful -yet tedious – car-ride to grandma’s house, but I find myself lately saying it about the roller coaster we call the pandemic! Though the world of real estate valuation has always …

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Covid-19 – Appraisers Taking Precautions

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, local, state, and national leaders have issued mandates for closures of non-essential businesses, schools, and large group assemblies. Many companies have moved to work-from-home models and enacted social distancing protocols. A new world has emerged for business where the prevention of the spread of Covid-19 is a main priority and social distancing is …

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The Appraiser Covid-19 Initiative

Times are difficult for those grieving a loss because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Collateral Risk Network, Inc. (CRN) has launched the GoFundMe Appraiser Covid-19 intended to support the families of appraisers who died from the Coronavirus (Covid-19). One critical component to the distribution of the funds is identifying the families affected. We need your help with this. The funds …

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