The Appraisal Foundations Dirty Secrets?

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) made some waves this last few days.  A new book just came out discussing what goes on at TAF and it doesn’t sound too good.  I have yet to read it, but have ordered it.  From what a few people have described to me it doesn’t paint a pleasant picture ofContinue reading “The Appraisal Foundations Dirty Secrets?”

My 2019, A year in Review

2019 is in the books and we have already begun 2020.  From an appraisal perspective, 2019 was a year of change for me. I am in a completely different place then where I was at the beginning of the year.  I left a large valuation firm to start my own enterprise while also partnering withContinue reading “My 2019, A year in Review”

Knowing Green Can Save You Green

Liability Headaches Real estate practice, both valuation and brokerage, are professions that are open season for law suits.  Let’s face it, consumers can be very litigious in many situations.  Reducing liability is something we should all try to do in our professional work.  But outside of decreasing liability, what agents do, as well as appraisers,Continue reading “Knowing Green Can Save You Green”

Experienced and New: A Review of Appraiserfest 2018

Originally posted at : http://appraisersblogs.com/experienced-n-new-appraiserfest-review Experienced and New: A Review of Appraiserfest 2018 By Tom Horn, SRA and Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA Member of RAC A Newbie Conference Attendee’s Take on Appraiserfest 2018 Tom Horn, SRA I just got back from the first ever Appraiserfest conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, and while it is freshContinue reading “Experienced and New: A Review of Appraiserfest 2018”

Moving to a New Market

  I have seen several folks on social media asking what it takes to pick up stakes and move to a new market.  I am surprised at the advice and lack of GSE and FHA/USDA understanding out there regarding such a thing.  While Fannie Mae, Freddie MAC, FHA and USDA do not prohibit an appraiserContinue reading “Moving to a New Market”

The Queen of Green

July 6, 2018   Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, LEED Green Associate, NAR GREEN Designee has been a meaningful member of the valuation profession for many years.  I first met Sandy when I was taking the last class and demonstration alternative for my SRA designation.  Sandy was the facilitator for that week.  I was immediately impressedContinue reading “The Queen of Green”

A Valuer’s Personal Journey Entry 1

An Instructor’s Log: I learn from You June 20, 2018 At this juncture of my career, I am going on my 18th year of practice.  I have held my SRA designation with the  Appraisal Institute since 2011.I also hold my AI-RRS designation as well, and I am a member of RAC (Relocation Appraisers and Consultants).Continue reading “A Valuer’s Personal Journey Entry 1”

Valuation Nation

This is the first entry to my new blog, Valuation Nation.  My hopes with this blog is to update stakeholders in the real estate valuation sector.  While I will cover almost anything valuation oriented, the impetus will be residential issues.  I am hopeful to attract other bloggers to guest blog occasionally, to cover relevant andContinue reading “Valuation Nation”