Incorporation by Reference: Update from Mr. Bagott

The author responds and updates information regarding The Appraisal foundation.  Incorporation by reference is the major premise of what Mr. Bagott is writing about and in this update, he is looking at the Texas Railroad Commission.  While not specific to the valuation profession it is yet another instance of the public sector grabbing private documentsContinue reading “Incorporation by Reference: Update from Mr. Bagott”

Clarification on TAF President Compensation

I kicked a hornet’s nest earlier in the week.  I knew that it was not only possible but very likely that someone (maybe even a few people) would have a serious issue with my posting the Appraisal Foundation (TAF) tax paperwork showing their president’s salary, David Bunton, from 2017.  I do not begrudge anyone makingContinue reading “Clarification on TAF President Compensation”

Accurity Valuation Welcomes Woody Fincham as Director of Collaborations

originally posted over at: https://www.appraisalbuzz.com/accurity-valuation-welcomes-woody-fincham-as-director-of-collaborations/ ACCURITY VALUATION EXPANDS EXECUTIVE TEAM, WELCOMES WOODY FINCHAM AS DIRECTOR OF COLLABORATION CHICAGO, IL –Accurity Valuation, one of the largest appraisal firms in the nation, is pleased to announce and welcome Woody Fincham as the company’s Director of Collaboration. Fincham will be responsible for leading the company’s collaboration and outreach effortsContinue reading “Accurity Valuation Welcomes Woody Fincham as Director of Collaborations”

Why should a seller get a home appraisal prior to settling on a listing price?

Written by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA, RAC This blog originally was written for and posted over at https://www.consumerhomevalue.com/ .   Gynell Vestal authors and posts lots of great items over on her site. Many real estate appraisers provide pre-listing appraisal reports for sellers.  Having an appraisal done is an investment that can help save you from overpricingContinue reading “Why should a seller get a home appraisal prior to settling on a listing price?”

Pat Turner, the Man with a Plan Valuer’s Dozen

by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA Member of RAC   I have known Pat Turner for many years.  My first introduction to him was from attending a Virginia State Board meeting.  I had attended to give public commentary about the problems I saw with regulatory oversight in the commonwealth.  Pat and I struck up aContinue reading “Pat Turner, the Man with a Plan Valuer’s Dozen”

Is Smartexchange resulting in USPAP Non-Compliance?

Written by Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA  This blog is likely going to stir up controversy. It is likely going to have a few folks calling me a loyalist to a la mode, or other similar things.  Am I a loyalist?  I do not see myself as such, but a la mode has been the onlyContinue reading “Is Smartexchange resulting in USPAP Non-Compliance?”

Valuer’s Dozen: Mr. Volunteer

I have known Creighton Cross, MAI for a decade.  We met when I sold my firm in Virginia Beach, VA and moved to Knoxville, TN to work with David Braun, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. I wanted to focus on my designation and wanted to get away from the city.  When I arrived there Creighton was welcomingContinue reading “Valuer’s Dozen: Mr. Volunteer”

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”

The Six Elements of Green Part 2 The First Two Elements

Now that we have talked about how important communication is between agents and the consumers and the agents and the appraisers, let’s get into the meat and potatoes, as they say. As an appraiser, one must be able to understand and identify high performance home (HPH) features.  As I eluded to in the first partContinue reading “The Six Elements of Green Part 2 The First Two Elements”

The Six Elements of Green Part 1 Speaking the Language

The purpose of this series of articles is help appraisers and agents see why communication is so important.  For agents it can be important for ethical market and for appraises it can be a major property productivity analysis item. ***** As residential real estate professionals we keep getting smacked over the head with the termContinue reading “The Six Elements of Green Part 1 Speaking the Language”