17th January 2018

Appraiser Job in NEW ORLEANS, LA

I got this one out a little late, sorry about that!  Must apply today or tomorrow at the latest.

Appraiser Job in NEW ORLEANS, LA

Vacancy No. Department U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Salary $73,375.00 to $95,388.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/9/2018 Close Date 1/18/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
NEW ORLEANS, LA

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17th January 2018

ASA and NAIFA to Merge – Free Webinar

American Society of Appraisers – Education Update
Join Members of the ASA and NAIFA Merger Task Force in this Online Webinar

 

Do You Have Questions about the ASA/NAIFA Merger? We Have Your Answers. Learn More

This Webinar is FREE For Members and Non-Members

 

After a membership vote showing overwhelming support of the merger between ASA and NAIFA, the two organizations have reached an agreement creating one of the largest networks of U.S. professional real estate appraisers. As the effective date of July 1, 2018 quickly approaches, we are sure many questions have been raised. Members of the ASA and NAIFA Merger Task Force are hosting this online webinar, as they answer your questions on topics such as credentialing, dues, designations and chapters.

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15th January 2018

2017 Voice of the Appraiser Report

Anyone else use boomerang with their Gmail accounts?  Well this has been bouncing back to me almost every week since November.

I have meant to make a post about it because everyone doesn’t know about it.  You can get it here.

A couple things I found interesting is that most of the appraisers surveyed in 2011 had typical fees of $300-400 an appraisal, that was the same number on the 2016 survey and increased to $400-500 in 2017 with almost an equal amount in the $300-400 and More than $500 responses.  That is great news as we are seeing the under $300 per appraisal fees slip away.  Those AMCs are a bunch of dirt bags that still try to charge under $300 an appraisal.   Don’t work for them! …continue reading the rest of this post: 2017 Voice of the Appraiser Report

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11th January 2018

AQB Meeting 02/01/2018 – Live Stream

Appraiser Qualifications Board

Public Meeting

Washington, DC – February 1, 2018

9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) will conduct a Public Meeting on February 1, 2018, in Washington, DC, where input will be solicited on the Fourth Exposure Draft of Proposed Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. For the first time, the AQB will also be live streaming the meeting. All are encouraged to attend the meeting in person or watch remotely via live stream.

Questions? Please contact Magdalene Vasquez, Qualifications Board Program Manager and Editor at magdalene@appraisalfoundation.org.

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The Appraisal Foundation is the nation’s foremost authority on the valuation profession. The organization sets the Congressionally-authorized standards and qualifications for real estate appraisers, and provides voluntary guidance on recognized valuation methods and techniques for all valuation professionals. This work advances the profession by ensuring appraisals are independent, consistent, and objective. More information on The Appraisal Foundation is available atwww.appraisalfoundation.org.

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9th January 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2018Happy New Year!

It has been quite a while since I made a post to Appraiser Income and I wanted to give a little update on my appraisal business and the projects I have planned for 2018.

The past 4 years have been a complete whirlwind with way too much work that I could ever handle on my own.  I really focused on getting the best AMC clients to work with that had the best policies and paid the best fees.

Unfortunately I lost most of my non-lender work because I just could not charge the same fees as most of my AMCs were paying.  Most of that work I referred to other appraisers I know in San Diego county and put all of my non-lender marketing on hold.

I tried out a couple trainees during that time and it never seemed to make sense in terms of the hours I was putting in to training someone.  I love the idea of trying to help others get in to the appraisal industry, but it is discouraging when you end up working more for less.  For a number of other reasons, it just did not work out for me.

So that being said, I usually work for a handful of great AMCs and the volume of work I do for them change from time to time.  It is constantly rotating with some companies getting slow or losing clients and others growing and providing plenty of work.  Some raise their fees during the time I work for them, many lower their fees and I stop completing appraisals for them.  It is constantly changing.

I see the industry changing quite a bit over the next few years and feel like I have put all my eggs in the same basket as I have done many times in the past.  While I should have kept the non-lender side of my business happy with the steady stream of orders that were coming in, I gave it all away.

At the same time one of the AMCs I have been getting about 20% of my work went to the ‘in house appraiser’ model.  I still get a few orders from them a month, but  I don’t see any volume coming back.  Luckily during that time I added some new clients and I still had the best year ever.

Before I get caught completely off guard I have decided in 2018 to focus again on marking my appraisal business for non-lender clients.   I am also going to share this information in my blog post as I have talked to many appraisers that say they miss the posts, podcast and marketing information.  I am going to start of focusing on this blog and will hopefully get the podcast going again and remake a bunch of the training videos for the Appraiser’s Club.

Those are big goals, but I feel there are going to be some big changes in our industry and if you want to stay a busy appraiser you need to make time and focus on getting that non-lender work.  That work never goes away and you can always charge customary and reasonable fees.

If you stay on top of your marketing with easy to use systems, you will keep them coming back forever.  Since it has been so long since I used my old systems I am going to research new software and systems and make tutorials on how to do this on your own or with the help of a virtual assistant.

Thanks again for great feedback I have received over the years and I hope to help out all my fellow appraisers with great marketing information!  If you have any tips and advice on what is working in your appraisal business, please reach out to me by emailing me : appraiser@quickerservice.com

Here is to an amazing and productive 2018!

Sincerely,

Bryan Knowlton

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8th January 2018

2018 Appraisal Management Company Directory Now Available

UPDATED: JANUARY 02, 2017

I wanted to let everyone know the new 2018 AMC Directory is Available NOW

    • Now With over 200 AMCs Listed
    • TOP 37 on the list send me 90% of all appraisal orders
    • TOP 10 on the list are my BEST clients
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This is the only list that has DIRECT links to the sign up pages.  You can’t get this type of information on any state website.  Website information, contact email addresses and phone numbers are all provided.

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This book lays out all the details on how to get signed up with the appraisal management companies and information on creating top ranking websites. Order the book today and you will receive a free search engine optimized website built by internet marketing specialists. All the details are in the AMC Directory.

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Chapters Include:
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– Links to online applications and emails
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