December 2019

  • 2019 year-end tax planning for appraisers It’s not too late to save on your 2019 taxes!
  • Starting over again by Rachel Massey, SRA., AI-RRS
  • Marketing with holiday gifts and cards. An easy and Most Excellent tool!
  • USPAP 2020-2021 – What’s New? by Tim Andersen MAI
  • Evaluations Are Appraisals by Julie Friess, SRA, AI-RRS
  • Bifurcated inspection-only option “paused”

November 2019

  • What is Fannie doing now and what is the future plan? UAD, Forms, Bifurcated
  • Adjust your adjustment, or adjust your attitude. By George Dell, MAI
  • State Board complaints. What if you are found guilty? By Tim Andersen, MAI

October 2019

  • Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms – Buy This Book
  • Data and Verification Sources(s) are Critical by Dave Towne
  • The differences Between Evaluations and Appraisals by Tim Andersen, MAI

September 2019

  • Bifurcated Appraisals and USPAP Compliance
  • Moasure – A New Way To Measure!
  • Evaluations: Yes, No or Maybe?

August 2019

  • Most appraisers focus on completing appraisals, not the business side of their companies, and make less money
  • Who’s on your Approved Client list and why? Don’t work for low fees with lots of hassles!!   Page 4
  • Client Rating Grid   Page 7
  • Appraisal report corrections & responses – suggested protocol by Dave Towne   Page 9
  • The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives and PUDs – Book Review   Page 11
  • Little Lenny the Liar Page 14

July 2019

  • 2019 E&O Insurance Update – Where to Get E&O insurance, State Board Complaints, Your Biggest Risks, Etc.
  • E&O Insurance Brokers
  • Appraisers and Cyber Crimes. Be Careful Out There!

June 2019

  • Fannie’s big changes: New Forms, Revised UAD and Bifurcated (Hybrid) Appraisals
  • Old Versus New: Conflct or Opportunity? By George Dell
  • PC and Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts by Wayne Pugh

May 2019

  • How to use less gasoline and save money today!
  • Bail bond appraisals – all cash, very high fees, little competition
  • Assessment appeals – marketing, fees, critical dates, etc.

April 2019

  • Communicating with non-lender clients: Very, very different than lenders!!
    Manifesting Support for Adjustments by Steven Smith, MSREA, MAI, SRA
    Lots of ways to cut costs, and increase profits and cash flow

March 2019

  • Expert witness for residential appraisers – Yes, No or Maybe
  • The Appraisal Industry at the Crossroads of Change and Re-invention By Tony Pistilli
  • Five Powerful Software Progams for Every Real Estate Appraiser By Wayne Pugh

February 2019

  • What is a Bedroom?
  • How to get referrals from real estate agents
  • Home measurement services – how to use your appraisal skills to make money

January 2019

  • How to collect all your billings. Don’t work for free!!
  • Planning for 2019 – Set up a budget to manage your income and expenses
  • New Year’s Resolutions. Set goals for 2019 and how you will accomplish them
  • How to get business by networking at meetings

December 2018

  • Your Website – the easiest and fastest way to get non-lender work!!
  • 2018 year-end tax planning for appraisers. What you can do now to save on your 2018 taxes
  • Marketing with holiday gifts and cards – an Easy and Most Excellent Marketing Tool!!
  • InRoute Planner – map your real estate data with the quickest route

November 2018

  • Business slow? Non-lender appraisals are an excellent option! Full Fees, No AMCs, No CU, No UAD!!
  • Speaking at real estate sales meetings is an easy way to market your business
  • Why you should join an appraisal association by Joseph Lynch
  • Network of state appraisal associations (NSAO) contact list
  • Appraisal Organizations List

October 2018

  • Should you do non-lender work? Pluses and minuses of both lender appraisals and each different type of non-lender appraisal.
  • Relocation appraisals – clients that pay well and really want to know what a property is worth By Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS
  • How an NMLS-Type Structure for Valuation Benefits Appraisers, Lenders, and   Consumers by James Murrett, MAI, SRA
  • What is the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS)?
  • Answers and Solutions for Tough Appraiser Questions & Client Demands. A Reference Guide to Associated Laws, Rules, and Regulations, Volume One (Book Review) By Richard Hagar, SRA Buy This Book!! Plus two Sample Q&As and full Table of Contents

September 2018

  • Why, Why, Why? Why do we put “stats”, “graphs”, “data,” and “science” together? By George Dell MAI, SRA, ASA, CDEI
  • Disability – your greatest risk
  • How to get started in commercial appraising: 5+ unit apartments
  • Protecting your privacy. Are Facebook, Uber, Amazon and Apple tracking you? By Wayne Pugh MAI, CRE, CCIM, FRICS

August 2018

USPAP Enforcement Table 2018  By Barry Bates

  • Appraising – from the Middle Ages to now Michael Yovino-Young
  • Appraising over 3,000 years ago
  • Appraisers and the Big Short: Tricks & Traps for Avoiding Market Blindness by Barry Bates
  • “Retirement” for fee appraises: when, why, and lots of options
  • Residential vs. commercial lender fee appraisals-fee, reports, reviews, etc.

July 2018

  • 2018 E&O Insurance Update – where to get E&O insurance, state board complaints, your biggest risks, etc.
  • Valuation by Comparison, 2nd Edition. Buy This Book!!
  • Tips, Trends & Takeaways: What is Happening with E&O Insurance Today  By Elaine Matternas

June 2018

  • Fannie: Inspection waivers, hybrids, UAD and forms changes – where is residential lender appraising going? Part 1
  • What’s new at the ASB and AQB? Hybrids, ASB online forum, experience practicum, etc.
  • Use Evernote to easily organize your data by Wayne Pugh, MAI, CR3E, FRICS, CCIM
  • Preface to The Enforcement Table: Competence, Ethics and Fraud
  • The USPAP Enforcement Table by Barry Bates

May 2018

  • Will another profession replace appraisers? By George Dell, MAI, SRA, ASA, CDEI
  • What’s up with Fannie’s CU? Public records, comps, Risk Scores, peer data discrepancies, new forms, UAD changes etc.
  • Collateral Underwriter or Collateral Underminer: Risk Score Manipulation? By Brian Musto
  • What really happens with State Regulator USPAP Enforcement? By Barry Bates
  • Temptations in the 1004 by field name. Error or Ethics? Competence or Conduct? Most often? Which? by Barry Bates

April 2018

NOTE: 3 column newsletter is black and white (no color) this month to reduce large file size because of  large number of graphs and tables.

  • Quick Start – how to get non-lender work ASAP – Part 1
  • Mom, Dad, when I grow up, I want to be an appraiser! By Barry Bates
  • What will happen to residential mortgage lending in 2018?

March 2018

  • Why I am an appraiser
  • What being designated means to me by Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS
  • Fujitsu Scan Snap iX500 scanner – fast, easy to use By R. Wayne Pugh, MAI
  • What is a functionally obsolete appraiser? by Richard Hagar, SRA

February 2018

  • Staying positive with unreasonable fees, excessive Scope Creep from AMCs, etc.
  • New liability issues: Hybrid appraisals, appraiser identity fraud, etc.
  • Do you have to be crazy to appraise real estate? By Barry Bates

January 2018

  • How to connect with appraisers online. What’s the best way for you?
  • Is there a ban on evidence based valuation? by George Dell, MAI, SRA, ASA, CDEI
  • Is it jUSt PAP? by Barry Bates
  • How the new tax law affects appraisal businesses -pass-throughs and estate tax