Start Up Series #1: How To Get Going As A Real Estate Appraiser

Start Up Series #1: How To Get Going As A Real Estate Appraiser

According to recent reports, the real-estate appraisal industry has been in need of new blood. Over the last couple of years, there’s been heavy decline in trainees obtaining their certification with some areas dropping from over 1,000 trainees to 55 in a ten year...

Appraisals as Part of a Tax Assessment Appeal

Appraisals as Part of a Tax Assessment Appeal

According to CBS News, about one-third of U.S. homeowners are paying too much for property taxes. Taxpayers who fall into this bracket have the right to appeal for a review of their tax burden. The tax assessment is based on the assessed value of the home, which is...

The Pros and Cons of Banking and Nonbanking Loans

The Pros and Cons of Banking and Nonbanking Loans

You may already have a good idea of the difference between banking and nonbanking loans. However, this article contains some great information that can help you act ethically when dealing with nonbanking loans.

Why Real Estate Appraisers are better than AVMs

Why Real Estate Appraisers are better than AVMs

Digital home value estimations could be officially accepted over an appraisal from a real live real estate appraiser. In a world where technology is rapidly replacing human-placed jobs, this is a frightening horizon for all property appraisers. Is there really...

Top 5 Claims Faced by Real Estate Professionals

Top 5 Claims Faced by Real Estate Professionals

Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance (E&O) covers real estate professionals for possible claims made while performing a professional service not covered by general liability insurance. This insurance is generally purchased by agents and brokers,  and is...

Four Technologies Disrupting the Real Estate Industry Today

Four Technologies Disrupting the Real Estate Industry Today

Technology has had a tremendous impact on real estate from the beginning of the computer age. The MLS, drone photography and the barrage of internet-based websites that threatened to take over the market have all left their marks on the industry. Here are four...