Sharpening Skills: Are Granny Flats Undervalued?

ADUs contributed 25% or 34%, on average, to each property’s appraised value. The conclusion is that valuation by income can increase appraiser insight as ADUs become more common.

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Congress Hears Appraisal Institute’s Ideas to Modernize Regulation

The Appraisal Institute today told a Congressional hearing there is a “better, less-complicated approach” that would modernize the U.S. appraisal regulatory structure by improving quality, reducing costs and addressing fundamental concerns that drive appraisers from the profession.
Source: Appraisal Institute

Drones for Appraisal Use

Drones allow appraisers to observe and document a property in real-time on the date of inspection and will undoubtedly change the way many properties are viewed going forward.

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What’s Your (Appraisal) Problem?

Clients just want to know the market value of their homes. They are willing to pay for your opinion, not a massive written appraisal report containing information they don’t want or don’t understand.

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Ask These Questions When You Interview a Call Center

Here is a list of important questions to ask when hiring a call center.

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Appraisal Institute Concerned with Freddie Mac Policy Changes

Citing similarities to previous policies that “turned out to be disastrous for the entire economy,” the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today expressed “serious concerns” with changes to Freddie Mac’s Loan Advisor Suite.
Source: Appraisal Institute