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The Human Being Business
10/20/2020 5:09 PM
“One of the best courses that I have had in 17 years!” -Amy H >> OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt     OREP/WRE Coronavirus Appraiser Blog Coronavirus Appraiser Survey >> New Survey: Appraiser Coronavirus Survey Part 2: WhatR...Read More
 
COVID-19 Appraisal Risk Management
9/16/2020 2:10 PM
One of the (many) questions on appraisers" minds is how to practice good risk management during these unique and somewhat volatile circumstances. The post COVID-19 Appraisal Risk Management first appeared at Read More
 
Institutional Memory
8/25/2020 6:23 PM
The advantage of working in a larger office, with a mix of experienced and inexperienced appraisers, is that the experienced appraisers or office managers can provide the institutional memories necessary to handle the situations we are facing. The post Institutiona...Read More
 
Have You Reviewed these Sales? (Part 2)
8/11/2020 6:11 PM
“One of the best courses that I have had in 17 years!” -Amy H >> OREP E&O ★★★★★ “They are knowledgeable, professional, and understand urgency.” – Joe Thweatt     OREP/WRE Coronavirus Appraiser Blog Coronavirus Appraiser Survey >> New Survey: Appraiser Coronavirus Survey Part 2: WhatR...Read More
 
Fannie Mae’s New Highest and Best Use
7/27/2020 6:06 PM
Fannie Mae seems to have a problem with appraisals that involve excess land, and the appraiser"s characterization of Highest and Best Use. The post Fannie Mae’s New Highest and Best Use first appeared at Read More
 
Wisdom of Crowds
7/15/2020 1:13 PM
I have tried to follow Galton"s example of Wisdom of Crowds to develop survey-based adjustments. The post Wisdom of Crowds first appeared at Working RE Magazine....Read More
 
Insurance IQ: Reading Your Policy
7/7/2020 6:40 PM
"When I reviewed my own Declarations Page that year after receiving my policy, I noticed the retro date was gone!" The post Insurance IQ: Reading Your Policy first appeared at Working RE Magazine...Read More
 
Reconsiderations of Value and What to Do About Them
6/23/2020 3:40 PM
There are procedures set in place (for reconsideration requests) that most appraisers do not even know exist. The post Reconsiderations of Value and What to Do About Them first appeared at Read More
 
Building an Appraisal Niche: High-End Appraisal Work
6/16/2020 5:14 PM
In 2019, Fischman says he appraised more than $1.5 billion in real estate in aggregate value. Here"s his story The post Building an Appraisal Niche: High-End Appraisal Work first appeared at Read More
 
Interview with VA’s Chief Appraiser
6/9/2020 2:32 PM
"Instead of looking at the subject inspection as only "data gathering," the inspection of the collateral being appraised is actually one of the most important parts of the valuation." The post Interview with VA’s Chief Appraiser first ap...Read More