There is a lot of buzz about an appraiser shortage, and this week’s news includes an article about what those considering becoming an appraiser should know. Why do sales contracts come in higher than appraisals? Find out the seven top reasons. Also included are the Appraiser Independence Requirements Survey results, new Voice of Appraisal podcasts, and some stunning homes constructed right under your nose—literally.
Thinking about becoming an appraiser? Here’s what you need to know.
If you are looking for a career that is not just a job but an adventure, appraisal might be right for you, according to the author of this article. He shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the appraisal profession. Don’t miss the spirited comments after the article.
Appraiser Independence Requirements survey results
Appraisal Buzz announces the results of its reader survey regarding Appraiser Independence Requirements (AIR). Find out how appraisers weigh in on feeling pressure and being blacklisted, among other things.
7 reasons sales contracts come in higher than appraisals
Low appraisal or unrealistic contract? From over-pricing to over-improving, Birmingham appraiser Tom Horn talks about why sales contracts come in high, and the appraisal comes in low.
New Voice of Appraisal podcasts
Voice of Appraisal with Phil Crawford has added a few new podcasts for your listening enjoyment, including Desktop Appraisals for the VA, Evaluation Liability, and more.
6 fascinating underground homes that go above and beyond
You might struggle to find comparables for these fascinating properties—all built underground. From a flower-shaped zero carbon subterranean treasure to the oxymoron of a modern cave dwelling home, these homes might be tough to appraise, but they sure would be fun to take a look at.