I am truly excited about this announcement. We have been guilty of "the cobbler’s children need new shoes". At Allterra Group we support multiple websites—Appraisal Buzz, Valuation Expo, Collateral Risk Network and soon Allterra Online. Each of our lines of business has been well branded yet our corporate site was admittedly neglected. All of that has changed as of today.
Now the Allterra team can be proud of the corporate site. You can virtually meet our small, but mighty team that makes everything work. And when people ask what we do I can point them to our corporate site for a quick overview of what we do and who we are.
What else is new at Allterra Group? We have a new member of the Allterra team, Melissa Slocum. Melissa will be supporting the websites and all graphic designs. If you are an advertiser you will likely be interacting with Melissa at some point going forward.
The Appraisal Buzz website will continue to be our interactive news portal. Advertisers will enjoy the benefits of the crazy amount of traffic we get to this site. Our Buzz newsletter now reaches an audience of over 100,000 subscribers and we publish three times per week. It keeps us on our toes and keeps you plugged into to what is happening in appraisal land. If you are an advertiser, exhibitor or sponsor, Jim is the man to know. Jim Morrison is our very own "rock star". He is the editor of Appraisal Buzz. He is also responsible for advertising and marketing. Jim and Karen are quite the team that pulls the Expo together. It isn’t the most popular appraisal event by accident.
Valuation Expo is the "go to" event of the year. Last year we moved the event to June and we will likely keep it there. The end of the year calendar was getting really crowded with other events. When it comes to networking and career-advancing opportunities, Valuation Expo is the place to be.
Karen Connolly manages the Collateral Risk Network and knows more of the members than I do. We now have over 450 members in the CRN. For membership information please check out our website. Karen’s unofficial title is "Director of Food, Fun & Festivities". And she is the one who makes Valuation Expo look so easy.
Ashley Hammond is our Director of Online Education. We will be unveiling our newest product line, on line continuing education, at Valuation Expo. We are confident that we have the best produced online education, best content, and best instructors in the business. We will continue to offer on site courses from time to time. On May 12th we will host a course on FHA Updates and reporting requirements in Annapolis, MD. This course will be taught by Pete Gillispie, former ASC Chairman, former senior appraiser at FHA, and co-instructed with Craig Julian, SRA, PHD a veteran appraiser and instructor. There will be a new FHA Handbook released soon so the timing couldn’t get any better than this.
We also have been working diligently on developing a Compliance series of events. We will offer Third Party Oversight on April 16 in New Orleans. This and other events can be found on our new website.
So please take the time to check our new website and give us feedback. We hope that you can more easily find our upcoming events and stay plugged into what is happening. Thank you for your dedication to the appraisal profession.
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