Friday, December 8, 2023 | The Latest Buzz for the Appraisal Industry

The Fall 2022 Appraisal Buzz Magazine is Here!

The latest edition of Appraisal Buzz Magazine is here! This year, our magazine is loaded with insightful articles ranging on topics such as market value to ANSI standards, and so much more! Make sure you look at our schedule for Valuation Expo – there are plenty of new sessions, speakers, and sponsors this year! Have you found the discount for your Valuation Expo Pass in the magazine yet? That code expires today, August 15th!

ROOM BLOCK ends today at 5:00 pm PT. The room block is already sold out on some nights, so be sure to book your room today. The nightly rate is creeping up as the availability of rooms decreases. Click here to get your room.

We have articles to help appraisers, AMCs, and lenders grow in every aspect of their business. Here are just a few of the articles that you need to check out!

Once Upon A Time… A Housing Fairy Tale by George Dell
George Dell takes us on a journey through the Housing Fairy Tale in this cover article. From defining market value and market price, to what this could mean for the future of appraising, Dell narrates a story you’ll have to read to believe.

ANSI: Your Reputation May Depend On It by Bryan Reynolds
Dive into how these latest updates within the appraisal industry impact the everyday appraiser – The ANSI Standard played a role in a court case Bryan Reynolds participated in. Get a firsthand account on how he was able to support and prove his measurements to the jury.

Valuation Expo will be held at the Mirage Hotel September 7-9! Get up to 21 Hours of Continuing Education! The general session includes the Keynote Panel with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, USDA and NAR. The Appraiser Town Hall Panel covers a variety of topics. Find out what’s going to happen with the market in our Boom or Bust panel. Lastly, we offer solutions to help appraisers create the Gold Standard Appraisal in the final panel of the conference. Here are some of the other sessions being hosted this year.

Recession Proofing Your Business on Sept. 7th 10 am – 12 pm.
Learn the 10 things every appraisal business NEEDS to be doing to not only survive, but thrive during changing markets. In this class, Blaine will teach the essentials of website management, developing a strong Google profile, building the vital systems in your business to increase capacity and shorten turn times, building a ’team’ even if you’re a one-person business, and being in the top 10% of appraisers getting the work when mortgage applications are at a 22 year low! This course is not for CE.

Learning from the Mistakes of Others: Appraisal Disciplinary Case Studies on Sept. 7th 1 – 4 pm.
Get an additional 3 hours of CE with this course! Want to steer clear of a complaint with your Appraisal Board? Want to see what others did to get a complaint, so you can avoid doing it too? Disciplinary complaints are a hot topic these days with appraisers. In this course, attorney and seasoned appraisal educator Mel Black will cover the essential components of the appraiser licensing and certification system and examine the complaint process in general.

Appraiser Diversity Initiative: How the Industry is Attracting New Entrants and Fostering Appraiser Diversity on Sept. 7th 1 – 4 pm.

The Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the National Urban League and many industry lenders and partners are working together to help promote careers through the Appraiser Diversity Initiative (ADI). Join the Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and one of the industry’s top mortgage lenders – JPMorgan Chase to hear first-hand how we can as an industry attract diverse new entrants into the residential appraisal field.

Also, discover how trainees can overcome barriers to entry (such as education, training, and experience requirements), and why mentorship through a supervisor role can help grow your career and business.

Some other features we have in our magazine include funny Buzztoons and stories from appraisers and readers like you! Remember to look for the hidden discount in the magazine to save on your Valuation Expo Pass! Read all these articles and more in the latest edition HERE. If you want to make sure you are receiving the print version of the Appraisal Buzz magazine in your mailbox, sign up HERE.


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