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The Paperless Office

The Paperless Office


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Join Ernie Durbin and Bill Waltenbaugh as they discuss how to improve your business by going paperless.

A paperless appraisal office is certainly environmentally friendly in a “green” sense. However green is also the color of money. Removing paper from your office equates to enormous cost savings. While reducing expenses is an obvious byproduct of a paperless practice, freedom and mobility are the greatest benefit. Paperless appraisers can work from anywhere in a virtual office. A paperless appraisal environment scales well for large organizations as well as the lone wolf appraiser. This webinar will layout all the benefits of a paperless appraisal office and provide a concrete plan for implementing it quickly and inexpensively. All aspects of the appraisal process will be covered and a list of software and hardware tools will be provided. The record-keeping requirements of USPAP will be addressed as well. You will leave this webinar motivated and equipped to begin a paperless appraisal practice immediately.

Presented by:

Ernie Durbin, SRA, AI-RRS

Ernie Durbin began his career in the Real Estate Appraisal business in 1982 after graduating from Anderson University. He joined his parents and their appraisal practice, which later became as Durbin and Associates Inc. The company grew from a handful of corporate clients in the early 1980s, to a client list which now exceeds several hundred.  The firm specialized in identifying and solving complex residential valuation problems in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton Market Areas.  Complex valuation services include specialized appraisals such as: relocation, review, REO, and forensic assignments.

Personally emphasizing Relocation, Ernie is along time member of Worldwide ERC© holding their CRP designation since its inception in 1990. Ernie is also a member and serves on the Board of Directors of Relocation Appraisers and Consultants (RAC), a nationwide organization of independent professionals who have distinguished themselves as leaders of the Employee Relocation Industry.

Ernie Durbin also holds the SRA and AI-RRS designations from the Appraisal Institute. With the Institute he has served on several special projects as well as a residential experience screener.  At the national level, Ernie is currently on the Apprasial Practices Board of The Appraisal Foundation. He also serves on the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) of the Appraisal Foundation. Ernie is a member of the Collateral Risk Network (CRN), a network of “thought leaders” within the appraisal profession.

Bill Waltenbaugh, SRA

Mr. Waltenbaugh is a certified appraiser with over 25 years experience in the real estate industry and holds the SRA designation with the Appraisal Institute. During these years, he witnessed and experienced first hand the many regulatory changes that occurred in the appraisal industry, from the advent of licensing to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act. With several years experience as a Chief Appraiser and Director of Compliance; Bill has developed a proven track record of implementing necessary policy and procedures to ensure quality and compliance.