A little over a year ago we spoke with Bruce Unangst, the Executive Director of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, to talk about oversight of AMCs. We were able to touch base with him again recently to see what has been going on since the adoption of their final AMC rules. Appraisers will definitely be interested in his responses to our questions in this latest interview.
The Appraisal Institute in May announced the formation of a new certification organization: the International Center for Valuation Certification.
In October 2013, the Appraisal Institute announced three major strategic initiatives that have the potential to fundamentally reshape the global valuation profession:
Our 15th edition of Valuation Expo is over and everyone that attended told us it was one of the best ever! The Collateral Risk Network meeting had more attendees than ever before and the CRN party hosted by ACI was said to be the networking event of the year.
Appraisal Buzz would like to introduce our new webinar program. With our new on-demand webinars, appraisers can choose the best time to watch. And, drum roll please… our new webinars are completely FREE for appraisers! These will be a convenient and simple way for you to learn more about the industry and keep up with current events.
You heard that right. I said "Show Me the Moneyyyy!"
One of my all time favorite movies is Jerry Maguire. Are you feeling like your back is up against the wall? Well, sit down and write that mission statement. You aren’t likely to earn too many new clients by sitting back and waiting for them to call you. You are going to have to work it. Valuation Expo is that client rich environment.
The Appraisal Buzz recently had a chance to speak with Creighton Angst, Sr Valuation Manager, QA about her position with Urban Lending Solutions Appraisals, her past experience in the appraisal industry, and what the future holds for ULSA and the industry as a whole.
Buzz: We hear ULSA is actively recruiting a senior valuation manager of operations. What inspired you to take the position of senior valuation manager of compliance at ULSA?
As we discussed in the last installment, Valuation Expo was started on three founding principles -- Learn, Network, and Prosper. We've already covered the learning aspect. Today, we continue our in depth look with the networking component to show you how to best leverage your Valuation Expo experience.
Valuation Expo was started on three founding principles -- Learn, Network, and Prosper. Throughout the years, these principles have remained a guiding force for the conference. But what do these items mean to you? We are taking an in depth look here at the education component to show you how to leverage your Valuation Expo experience.
This is one reason why I DON'T put a FULL SIZE copy of my appraiser license, and E&O Binder page in reports, despite what some clients request. I just tell 'em NOPE, won't do that - because those have nothing at all to do with the loan underwriting.
Some appraisers are taking the position that if they include comparable listings using a Comparable Sales grid page, this would be misleading because listings are not yet sold, thus not "sales", and therefore a violation of USPAP.