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NAR Makes Recommendations on VA Appraisal Modernization

Friday, January 20, 2023
NAR sent a letter to the Veterans Affairs (VA) secretary recommending a slower, thoughtful approach to VA's appraisal modernization while keeping protections for the Loan Guarantee Program.

Appraisal Data Collectors: What You Should Know

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Some appraisal management companies (AMCs) now send “data collectors” to take video, pictures, and measurements of properties instead of an appraiser. Learn more about what has changed in the appraisal data collection process.

NAR Comments on Proposed Changes to Appraisal Reconsideration Policy

Friday, January 13, 2023
NAR raised concerns about not limiting the number of comparable properties offered in the appraisal reconsideration policy.

Senate Passes VA Appraisal Modernization Bill

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
This bill requires the Veterans Administration to review its policies with respect to appraiser eligibility, appraisal waivers, and desktop appraisals with an emphasis on reducing costs to consumers and turn times.

Top 5 Sales & Marketing Stories for 2022

Monday, December 19, 2022
From sales mistakes to making nice with appraisers, find out the top headlines of the year.

What Agents Need to Know About Appraisal Reviews

Monday, December 12, 2022
A variety of circumstances, including a request by the seller, may lead to a formal review. It’s up to the lender.

NAR Urges Appraisal Foundation To Establish Equivalency Credit for Education and Experience

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
NAR sent a letter to the Appraisal Foundation (TAF) to establish equivalency credit for education and experience in licensed and regulated fields involving valuation such as licensed real estate salespersons, real estate agents, and real estate brokers.

The Appraiser's Role Isn't to Kill Your Deal

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Appraisers start from a high bar before they can take on their own assignments, but agents can still play a role in helping them determine valuations accurately.

Can You Talk to an Appraiser?

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Nineteen percent of real estate professionals say they avoid having any interaction with an appraiser, mostly fearing they’re not legally allowed to.

Why Appraisers Say 'We Have Targets on Our Backs'

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
How professionals are managing the biggest obstacles to the home valuation process.

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