Joan Trice

Joan N. Trice is the founder and CEO of Clearbox, LLC, publisher of Appraisal Buzz, and host of the annual Valuation Expo, the largest conference for the valuation community. Joan also hosts the Collateral Risk Network, a members-only group of more than 300 dedicated chief appraisers, collateral risk managers, regulators, and valuation experts who are focused on resolving the many challenges facing our profession.

Valuation 2.0

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I think that I shall never see

An appraisal as lovely as a tree.

Perhaps, until the scope of work shrink
We will continue to cut trees and print with ink.

Hey, I am no Ogden Nash but seriously folks, appraisers are living a “death by a thousand cuts”. It really is long overdue.

Vendor Management: A Safe Call

Monday, June 10, 2013

There may be nothing more important on a baseball team that the pitcher. Of course the team is made up of many other players, but the pitcher is the one that controls the tempo, the pace and style of the game. The entire strategy of a game can pivot on who the pitcher is and what his preferences are. Does he throw fastballs, curve balls or is he a knuckleballer?

Free Pass Contest...And the Winner is?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

At the Collateral Risk Network meeting in New Orleans a few weeks ago the primary focus was on development of a new appraisal reporting format. Some referred to it as the “chutzpah” conference. Others thought it was flat out crazy town. And then there were a bunch of leaders who found it the opportunity of a lifetime to effect real change that could potentially dramatically impact the appraisal process and appraisal quality.

Blacklisting - Good & Evil

Monday, April 22, 2013

Blacklisting is one of the most controversial fee panel management practices. Far be it for Appraisal Buzz to avoid controversy!

We have the privilege of having Anthony Romano, a Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) enforcement attorney, join us this Wednesday for a webinar on the topic. Let us not forget that the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) came about in part as a result of gross violations of appraisal independence tenets.

What is Lenders LIVE?

Friday, September 28, 2012

This year at Valuation Expo we are doing something a little different. We have added an area in the exhibit hall called Lenders LIVE! We reached out to the lending community to see who was involved in direct engagement of appraisers and nabbed a few national lenders to participate. We have a pretty good showing for this first ever offering - Capital One, Flagstar, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

Shades of Gray

Monday, July 30, 2012

Get your mind out of the gutter. I merely wish to discuss my weariness for the perpetuation of myths that have permeated the appraisal conversation. I don't know about other professions but I do wonder if there are any others that have taken something fundamentally simple and screwed it up quite as badly. Maybe the tax code. Or Medicare/Medicaid?