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NAR Appraiser Trends Survey
3/16/2017 11:05 AM
For a while now, NAR has heard from REALTORS® concerned about the state of the appraisal industry. Agents talk of difficulty finding appraisers, long turn-around times, and “rush” fees for faster service. Appraisers note increased difficulty in attracting young people into the profession and the challenges of being an appraiser in ...Read More
Drones – the Appraiser’s Next Great Tool
7/27/2016 11:14 AM
The following is a guest post by Greg B. Mays. After years of consideration, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finally published rules on how to integrate drones safely into the National Airspace System (NAS). There is now an easy to understand system and set of rules which anyone flying a drone must follow. This […...Read More
Appraisal Course for Lending Professionals and other Non-Appraisers
8/21/2015 6:11 AM
Lending professionals and other non-appraisers will gain a better understanding of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and its applicability to the lending process through this online seminar created by The Appraisal Foundation in partnership with McKissock.  The seminar provides insight about appraisers’ USPAP-rel...Read More
Third Exposure Draft – Valuation of Green and High Performance Property: Background and Core Competency
11/12/2014 6:35 AM
The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has issued the following document for comment: Third Exposure Draft – Valuation of Green and High Performance Property:  Background and Core Competency All interested parties are encouraged to comment in writing to the APB before the deadline of December 12, 2014. R...Read More
Alliance for Valuation Education Seeks SMEs
9/18/2014 12:50 PM
The Alliance for Valuation Education, a non-profit established with the support of thirteen leading valuation-related organizations (including the National Association of REALTORS), is soliciting applications for course authors as well as those interested in serving as subject matter experts (SMEs). If you are interested in applying to be a course ...Read More
FHA Single Family Draft Handbook Appraiser Requirements
8/8/2014 2:06 PM
The Federal Housing Administration posted four draft appraiser-specific policy documents that will be part of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook. FHA specifically encourages FHA Roster appraisers, and mortgagee staffs that underwrite appraisals, to submit feedback through September 2. See the FHA Single Family Policy Drafting Table for more ...Read More
AQB Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
5/27/2014 9:05 AM
The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has issued an Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. In recent months, as states have worked to make the necessary revisions to laws and regulations to implement the changes in the Criteria, the AQB has received additional feedback surrounding Backgr...Read More
New Appraisal Tools Section on
4/10/2014 1:38 PM
NAR has added a new resource on the page called “Appraisal Tools.”  The Appraisal Tools page provides links to educational resources for real estate agents who want to educate clients about the appraisal process.  Links include NAR’s new Frequently Asked Questions brochure about appraisals as well as three publicatio...Read More
New Mercury Mobile App May Speed Appraisals
2/21/2014 2:05 PM
      A new iOS app from a la mode, the Naples, Fla.-based real estate and mortgage technology company, offers a solution to appraisal delays. The app is called Mercury Mobile. It enables appraisers in the field to respond instantly to new orders from Mercury Network lenders and AMCs, according to the company. Appraisers using [...Read More
Appraisal Practices Board National Talent Pool
2/18/2014 7:02 AM
The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation is seeking valuation professionals for a national talent pool to serve as a resource to the Board as it develops future voluntary guidance on generally recognized valuation methods and techniques. Under the direction of the APB, those chosen as subject matter experts will research reco...Read More