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Are Desktop Appraisals the Future?

Desktops, alternative valuation products (AVPs), and other limited scope appraisals are on the rise. While it is difficult to predict the future of the appraisal profession, the fact is, desktop appraisals are here now. And they’re becoming more commonplace. Many non-lender clients—and some lenders—are…

How to Prepare for an Appraisal Inspection

How to Prepare for an Appraisal Inspection

If you’re new to the appraisal profession, you might be nervous about inspecting your first property without a supervisor or mentor. What if you overlook something important? Once you gain experience and develop your own routine for inspecting a property, you will become much…

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These Non-Traditional Property Valuation Services Are on the Rise

Clients are increasingly requesting different types of appraisals in lieu of the traditional “full” appraisal. There are many different types of these non-traditional or “limited scope” assignments—including evaluations, desktop appraisals, appraiser-assisted AVMs, and other alternative valuation products (AVPs). Here we outline common types of non-traditional…

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