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FAQs for this Web Site

Who publishes this Web site?

The publisher/Webmaster is Ann O’Rourke, MAI, SRA, a practicing fee appraiser in Alameda California. She has been appraising since 1976. Since 1992, she has also been publishing appraisal newsletters, speaking, and giving seminars to appraisers all over the country. For more information, go to About Us – button on the top of this page. To contact us, see the bottom of each page.

Is this site just for real estate appraisers?

The site is primarily for real estate appraisers. Much of the information is useful for users of appraisal services, such as lenders. If you want information on non-real estate appraisals, contact the American Society of Appraisers, the best source of information.

What’s the purpose of this site?

I have designed this site as a supplement to my newsletter, Appraisal Today. But, more important, this Web sites lets me communicate very inexpensively with all the appraisers in the world, providing the latest news and information important to appraisers.

I have some good links and news I’d like to see on this site. What do I do?

I’m always looking for good links (including a link to your own Web site) and news of interest to appraisers. Just send an email to me at ann@appraisaltoday.com!

What is this site selling?

I’m an active real estate appraiser and also publish a newsletter and books. You can get information on the Our products page.

What’s on this site?

Information, including links, on this site comes primarily from my subscription newsletter, Appraisal Today, in publication since June, 1992. What kind of topics do I write about? Both appraisal business “how to” (including how to use the Internet) and news. As the only appraisal reporter, I publish news and important information weeks and sometimes months before other publications. Now that I am on the Internet, information can be sent instantaneously.

How to find out when this site has new information.

Most of the news is on my Blog (link at top of page). Be sure to sign up for my free weekly email newsletter to find out about new stuff on the site, plus the hottest appraisal news. Each page has a date stamp, telling you when it was last updated.