This year's Valuation Expo will be the 15th anniversary of the conference. We thought a fun way to give back would be to offer Buzz subscribers a chance to win a free pass. We know how creative our readers are so we have come up with a series of contests that we would love your participation in. We have three separate contests for you to enter and you could win a free pass to this year's conference. Please review all contest rules before sending in your submission.
Appraisal Buzz Staff
On February 26th, Allterra Group is hosting a special webinar on alternative valuation and its usefulness in the appraisal industry. The Webinar will be moderated by John McIntyre and presented by Tony Pistilli of Axios Valuation Solutions and Greg Stephens of Metro-West Appraisal Co., LLC. This will be a great opportunity for appraisers to learn more about how alternative valuation affects their appraisal business. We were lucky enough to be able to ask the presenters a few questions about the upcoming webinar here's what they had to say.
With most of the nation covered in ice and frigid temperatures, we know a lot of you have started daydreaming about Summer and warm weather already. We have too, and we wanted to fill you in on some of the great reasons to attend Valuation Expo 2014 in Las Vegas this Summer. Valuation Expo is the biggest appraisal industry conference and is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. Here are some of the reasons you won’t want to miss out!
It's the beginning of a new year, and with that it's time for the Annual National Appraiser Survey. We hear from appraisers throughout the year in comments to articles and interviews in Appraisal Buzz, on our blog and also in discussions on the Buzz Forum. We just want to affirm that we are indeed listening. So take a load off and let us know what are the most important issues to you.
We will share results of the survey on the Appraisal Buzz website as soon as the results are compiled. Thank you in advance for a being a loyal Appraisal Buzz subscriber.
Vice President and Appraisal Manager of Residential Property at Rabobank
The new era in Appraiser, lender, and AMC relations has arrived. Clearbox has launched their totally redesigned and revamped website. This totally new responsive design allows subscribers to manage their profile in the palm of their hand. The user dashboard has also been modified to make registering and filling out your profile a breeze. We sat down with Joan Trice to ask her about the new Clearbox 2.0 and find out what some of the major changes are.
Vice President of Residential Appraisal at Union Bank®
Allterra Group, LLC, a national real estate appraisal continuing education provider, has joined forces with Union Bank and Rabobank to provide several seven (7) hour continuing education courses across the West Coast. We were able to sit down and speak with Ken DeFeo about Union Bank's involvement in these conferences.
We hear from so many of our subscribers about the contentious relationship appraisers have with Loan Underwriters. We thought it would be a good idea to try and get into the mind of the Underwriter with a live webinar so that our subscribers can ask anything they ever wanted to know about the loan process from the underwriter's perspective. We were able to chat with Marianne Nover, VP - Valuation Officer for Frisco Lender Services, LLC., who will be leading the discussion on this topic during the webinar on Wednesday November 13th.
Have you ever received a call from an Appraisal Management Company wanting to place an order from you and you had never heard of them. Most appraisers have had this issue before. This was one of the reasons the Allterra Group put together this comprehensive directory. This alphabetical AMC Directory list will help you quickly look up an AMC and find their important contact information. We haven't mentioned the best part yet, it's Free! This directory is completely free to Appraisal Buzz subscribers.
This past Wednesday we sat down with Joan Trice to talk about third party oversight. In response to some of the comments we received on that interview we wanted to take some time to talk to Joan again about understanding background checks. Find out the answers to any questions you may have with this in depth interview.
BUZZ: Welcome back.
Joan: Thanks. I wanted to take some time to specifically address background checks.