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  • Landscaping Can Have Major Impact on Property Values: Appraisal Institute May 12, 2020
    The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advised homeowners that improving their property’s landscaping can result in a significant return on investment when selling the home.
    Erika,Davis
  • Appraisers Can Help Courts, IRS Navigate Conservation Easements, New Book Says April 28, 2020
    Governmental and judicial entities’ expanded oversight of the real estate appraisal process makes it imperative that those involved in valuing easement-encumbered properties demonstrate their competence to the Internal Revenue Service and the courts, according to a book published today by the Apprai […]
    Erika,Davis
  • Appraisers Must Adapt to iBuyer Models: Valuation Magazine April 16, 2020
    While the volume of home sales involving iBuyers is still fairly limited, the number of markets they reach is growing and their role in the residential real estate sector could be transformative, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s first quarter 2020 issue.
    Erika,Davis
  • Automated Valuation Models Need More Reliability: The Appraisal Journal April 7, 2020
    Since automated valuation model vendors use varying methodologies, valuation professionals should use caution when relying on AVM data, according to an article published this week in The Appraisal Journal.
    Erika,Davis
  • Real Estate Groups Ask Governors, Mayors for Appraisal ‘Stay at Home’ Exemptions March 26, 2020
    The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers joined four other real estate organizations March 25 in asking state and local government leaders to include appraisers among “essential services” exempted from stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders issued during the coronavir […]
    Erika,Davis
  • Hire an Appraiser to Help Choose Home Renovations: Appraisal Institute March 10, 2020
    The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today encouraged homeowners to choose their renovations wisely to maximize potential return on investment.
    Brent,Roberts
  • Brain Activity Expert to Keynote Appraisal Institute Annual Conference March 5, 2020
    The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today announced that Scott Halford – a best-selling author, educator of businesspeople worldwide and national Speaker Hall of Fame inductee – will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference in Orlan […]
    Brent,Roberts
  • Residential Appraisers Play Key Role in Real Estate, New Book Says February 18, 2020
    Residential real estate appraisers need education, knowledge and experience to perform their valuation assignments competently, according to a book published today by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.
    Brent,Roberts
  • Appraisers are Valuable Resource in Property Tax Appeals, Appraisal Institute Says February 11, 2020
    When appealing their property taxes – which can be among their largest annual expenses – homeowners should consider hiring an experienced local appraiser who can help navigate the process, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers said today.
    Brent,Roberts
  • Appraisal Institute Pushes to Improve Regulatory Climate: Valuation Magazine January 30, 2020
    The Appraisal Institute is pushing to improve the regulatory climate for real estate appraisers and to educate policymakers on the importance of sound appraisal practices, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s fourth quarter 2019 issue.
    Brent,Roberts