Keeping track of new developments in your industry is crucial for success in any professional discipline. Continued education is particularly important in your role as an appraiser. Insightful real estate and appraisal related blogs have valuable information that can help you become a master of your craft and take your process to a new level. Want to get an advantage over the competition? Pay attention. We are going to examine some of the best blogs for appraisers.
Trulia’s official blog
Trulia is among the largest firms operating in the online residential purchase and lease arena. Their official blog features a wealth of data relating to home values in a given geographic area, market trends, average rents, sale prices and more. The information that Trulia collects from their digital platform gives them a unique ability to predict residential market trends which can help appraisers to create accurate estimates without having to input comp properties manually.
George Dell’s Analogue Blog
Next on our list of best blogs for appraisers is the Analogue Blog, authored by appraiser and RE data scientist George Dell. It’s an excellent option for appraisers interested in the nitty-gritty technical analysis that goes into creating accurate property estimates. His focus is on hard numbers and strict loyalty to evidence-based appraisals. If you want to learn more about how to incorporate detailed, evidence-based valuations into your process, check out the Analogue Blog.
Redfin is a real estate brokerage that utilizes their mobile app and web presence to connect buyers and sellers of retail properties. Their company blog contains up-to-date housing market information, neighborhood comparisons, and a wealth of actionable data. Of note is their “Redfin Data Center” series that helps visualize data for real estate professionals.
This blog both publishes original appraisal-related content and serves as a content aggregator for other voices in the appraisal blogosphere. AppraisersBlogs is a community hub where appraisers, agents, brokers, and other real estate professionals can discuss anything and everything related to the appraisal profession—from how to improve property values to the impacts of school district performance on property values.
Zillow’s Porchlight blog is considered a primary source in the real estate world. While the overall focus of Porchlight slants in a decidedly consumer-facing manner, Zillow keeps their blog updated continuously with opinion pieces and data dumps from some of the most well-known and respected members of the real estate community. Zillow has access to more real estate data than any company on the planet. Appraisers would do well to pay attention to what the company has to say.
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