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Top 10 Tips for Working with AMCs

Top 10 Tips for Working with AMCs

We love to hate them. But with about 80% of the mortgage appraisal volume being engaged through appraisal management companies, as an appraiser, working with AMCs is almost a necessity today. As mortgage appraisal volumes are declining, one way to boost your business is…

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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…

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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