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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Appraisal License

Are you looking for reasons to upgrade your appraisal license? Here are some stats to consider: As of December 31, 2017, only 36% of the 97,000 state-credentialed appraisers in the United States are certified general appraisers. Certified general appraisers, sometimes referred to as commercial…

Best TED Talks for Appraisers

Best TED Talks for Appraisers

TED talks illuminate and expand on the big ideas in our society. Their annual conference and spin-off events bring together many of the world’s preeminent technology, entertainment, and design professionals to share and discuss the great issues of our time. Real estate sits on…

5 Best Books for Appraisers

5 Best Books for Appraisers

Continued education is a necessity to remain relevant in the appraisal world. Valuation metrics are always in flux, and keeping up-to-date with new developments will help you provide the highest quality appraisal services. There are thousands of different books that can help you develop…

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Terrifying Encounters from Real-Life Appraisers

Property appraisal is not typically thought of as a “dangerous” profession per se. However, personal safety is definitely something to consider when preparing for an appraisal inspection. We recently asked our real estate appraisal community on Facebook, “What’s the scariest thing you’ve encountered during…

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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…

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