Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison is a graduate of the Franklin Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University and the Director of Marketing for the Appraisal Buzz. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for the latest stories and updates.

What Does More State Involvement Mean For Customary & Reasonable Fees?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dodd-Frank requires lenders to pay appraisers a Customary & Reasonable (C&R) Fee. The most common thread in appraiser comments on C&R is that it doesn't matter because there is no enforcement. So the natural progression is that one must first determine C&R before one can enforce it. For most states, determining C&R has been a challenge, but we have identified some states that have completed C&R surveys and published their results. Naturally, appraisal fees vary greatly depending on the market and type of appraisal product.

Are you an APPraiser?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Technology is changing the way business is done across the world. More and more people are able to do their jobs completely through their mobile devices. Like it or not, appraisers need to learn to keep up with the changing times. Most appraisers have made the leap by now to a tablet or smartphone because of the need to stay connected to the office. We put together a list of some apps to help appraisers do their jobs on the go.

To Train, or Not to Train, That is the Question:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Recently we have been talking a lot about what to do with the lack of appraisers entering the profession. We were lucky enough to have the 2013 Valuation Visionary Award Winner, Greg Stephens from Metro-West Appraisal Co., LLC, write a two-part article on training the next generation. Our subscribers flooded us with responses via email and in the comment areas. We wanted to share some of the best to continue to open up this industry discussion. We left all the quotes "as is" but removed any identifying information.

Six Recent Releases to Fill up Your Summer Reading List

Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Reading Book Buzz

With summer just around the corner, the Appraisal Buzz wanted to hook you up with a list of recently and soon to be released books to read as you are traveling for work and vacation. Below is a list of books recommended to us by members of the industry for our subscribers. We want to encourage you to read some of these great titles this summer.

Appraisers React

Friday, November 30, 2012

We have received a flurry of responses to the articles surrounding the Texas Appraiser and AMC Survey results released by Texas A&M University Real Estate Center. We thought we would share excerpts of the most valuable comments, emails, and phone calls that we've received. Though many of the individuals providing feedback asked that we include their names and information, we have decided to keep their responses anonymous. In the interest of brevity, most of the comments below have been condensed.