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The Appraisal Update - the official podcast of Appraiser eLearning
38 minutes | May 31, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 107 | Information for Old, New, and Aspiring Appraisers
Josh Walitt, owner and lead consultant with Walitt Solutions, joins Bryan to discuss the AARO (Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials) conference and the things they learned that will impact veterans, trainees, and aspiring appraisers.
23 minutes | May 26, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 106 | Are you competent?
Host Bryan Reynolds talks about the Competency Rule for appraisers.
27 minutes | May 17, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 105 | The Trainee Event
Bryan Reynolds, trainee appraisers Sierra Alden and Kelsey Randall, and supervisory appraiser Pat Felvey talk about new events for aspiring appraisers, trainees, and supervisors at appraisal conferences. They offer a play-by-play of trainee events at the most recent Appraisal Summit and Acts Conference and dive into what’s ahead for future events.
30 minutes | May 3, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 104 | Most Things Change
Tim Wilmath, a Florida Certified General Real Property Appraiser, transitioned from an independent appraiser to the assessor’s office thirty years ago. He is now stepping back into his former role as a boots-on-the-ground appraiser. Listen to his take on how things have changed in the profession over the last three decades.
30 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 103 | Your USPAP Questions Answered
Bryan sits down with Lisa Desmarais, SRA Vice President, Appraisal Issues of The Appraisal Foundation to discuss the current edition of USPAP 2020-2021, which has been extended through 2022, at least. They dive into the current 7-Hour USPAP Update Course, exposure drafts (including the third exposure draft of USPAP), and The Appraisal Foundation's weekly podcast, "Appraiser Talk."
34 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 102 | Dave Towne's Appraisal Reimaging (Part 2)
Host Bryan Reynolds and his guest Dave Towne dig deeper into the continuing need for actual human appraisers doing traditional appraisals — including in-person inspections and complex analyses — despite the proliferation of hybrid and desktop appraisals. And he suggests some tangible ways appraisers can adapt to new conditions in the marketplace, become more efficient, and make themselves ever more valuable.
32 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 101 | Dave Towne's Appraisal Reimaging (Part 1)
Bryan brings in Dave Towne to discuss his recent newsletter article, "Appraisal ‘Reimaging.’" It's about how we can use existing tech to speed up our traditional appraisal processes — and remain essential players in a changing real estate industry.Listen in as Bryan and Dave dig into hot topics like ANSI, desktop and hybrid appraisals, the requirement to inspect neighborhoods, and the alleged shortage of appraisers.
27 minutes | Feb 6, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 100 | A Family of Listeners
In our HUNDREDTH(!!) episode, Bryan celebrates by talking to a new listener who happens to be an employee. Her dad, a chemist, is now interested in the appraisal profession after hearing more of what his daughter is doing. She recommended he start listening to this podcast to learn more about the appraisal profession. One night, her husband visited her mom and dad and has since begun listening as well. It’s a family affair. Listen to this new listener as she talks about Bryan, her family's interest in appraising, and some recommendations for any agents considering jumping into appraising.
39 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 99 | Bryan Interviews a New Listener
Bryan's guest is Timothy Evans, SRA. Tim shares his background and his appraisal experience as well as how he has diversified his appraisal office. He stays busy, and many of the services he provides are considered “interest rate safe." In other words, if the rates go up he should still have plenty of work. Listen in to learn more about this special listener.
14 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 98 | Bryan Has Big News!
Bryan has big news! But before sharing the big news, Bryan talks to a new listener after receiving a nice email. Have you ever binged watched a TV or Netflix series? What about a podcast? Timothy Evans, SRA says he did just that with my podcast. Bryan makes a surprise call to this new fan to talk about it. The big news comes after a quick chat with appraiser Tim. Here is a hint……..ANSI Roadshow. To learn more, visit appraiserelearning.com
19 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 97 | Are You Upset, Happy, or Downright Mad?
Judging from the emails that have been rolling in, some appraisers are not at all happy with Fannie Mae’s recent decision to change their appraisal guidelines regarding measurement. In case you missed it: Effective April 1, 2022, according to Fannie Mae, “Appraisers must follow the 2021 ANSI Square Footage-Method for Calculating - ANSI Z765-2021- when measuring, calculating and reporting the gross living area and basement square footage of the subject property. Loans are not eligible for purchase by Fannie Mae if the appraisal does not report the gross living area in conformance with this standard.” In this episode Bryan suggests some ways to de-stress and take positive action — such as listening in on our upcoming webinar with Fannie Mae.
27 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
The Appraisal Update - Episode 96 | Teachable Moments
Do we all need an attitude adjustment for the New Year? Someone much smarter than I am once said, “Things aren’t as bad as you think.” That said, the opposite is likely also true: things aren’t as good as you might think. Either way, we as humans could do a whole lot better at appreciating what we have. Complaining comes easy. When we receive a revision request, we prepare for a fight. Could we change that mindset? Be a little less defensive? Could this be an educational opportunity? This indeed might be a chance for us to gain a little knowledge. Listen in as Bryan and one of his trainees discuss a recent revision request and how they turned it into a teachable moment.
27 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
The Appraisal Update - Episode 95 | Here Comes Santa...No Wait, It’s Fannie Mae!
Do they have a bag full of Christmas goodies for appraisers?Well, they DO have something coming to us. Or at us, depending on your point of view.Bryan talks about some big changes Fannie Mae is sending our way regarding measurement standards. He concludes with a big THANK YOU to folks who checked on him after the recent horrific tornadoes in Kentucky — and tons of gratitude to all those who have donated to the Appraisal Relief Fund of The National Association of Appraisers. Helping fellow appraisers who've lost their homes to disaster — that's pretty much what the Christmas spirit is all about.
34 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
The Appraisal Update - Episode 94 | Do You Check Appliances During the Appraisal Inspection?
As an appraiser, do you check appliances when conducting an appraisal inspection/observation? What if it's an FHA assignment? After all, we need to assure the appliances are operational. So if you don’t test them, how do you confirm they work? Listen to Bryan’s most recent experience in navigating this very scenario.
29 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
The Appraisal Update - Episode 93 | How Many Appraisals Can You DO?
Are you meeting the needs of your clients? Are you turning down work? Most appraisers are so busy they can’t keep up, even with working extended hours, weekends, holidays; and their vacation (if they ever take one) has become a working vacation. When is the last time you took vacation without packing your laptop to handle some work while vacationing? If we can't keep up and meet the needs of our clients, what’s the answer? Listen in as Bryan shares his thoughts on some things that just might help.
23 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
The Appraisal Update - Episode 92 | Stop Lying to Your Children!
We were taught (and continue to teach our kids) that practice makes perfect.Is that even true? Is there such a thing as perfection? Maybe we should be teaching our kids, and reminding ourselves, that practice makes better.The same goes for us real estate professionals. The real estate market isn't perfect. Appraisers aren't perfect. Even USPAP isn't perfect. In fact, it actually states, "Perfection is impossible to achieve..."Our standards and ethics recognize that no one can achieve perfection. Listen in as Bryan reflects on that idea — of perfection, ethics, and educating ourselves on what's realistic and what's attainable.
32 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
The Appraisal Update - Episode 91 | Are You an Appraisal Ghost?
Do you have your Halloween costume ready? Maybe you don’t need one if you are a ghost. Are you an appraiser ghost? Many appraisers are apparently becoming ghosts, which can be a frightful thing for the clients they serve and the communities in which the service is provided. Can you be disciplined for being an appraiser ghost and engaging in ghostly activities? Bryan isn’t afraid of an appraisal ghost. But if you are an appraisal ghost, should you be scared? Listen in as Bryan sits down with Michael Simmons, Founding Principal and Co-President of AXIS Appraisal Management Solutions, Inc. to discuss this scary issue.
32 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
The Appraisal Update - Episode 90 | Hybrid Appraisals: The Inspection Part
Do you do hybrid appraisals? What if the person doing the inspection part was an appraiser? Instead of doing the desktop appraisal part of the hybrid, would you be interested in doing the inspection? Listen in as Bryan sits down with Arizona appraiser Dave Park, who is focusing on the inspections part, to supplement his income as he nears retirement.
34 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
The Appraisal Update - Episode 89 | Appraiser Trainee Talk
Create a Win, Win, Win strategy by bringing on helpers. This podcast is designed for trainee appraisers or wannabe trainees. What can you do to stand out from the crowd? Bryan brings two Houston, TX aspiring appraisers into the hot seat for trainee talk. Listen in to their recommendations of what courses to take (and in what order) and creative ideas to find just the right supervisor to get you on your journey to become a real property appraiser.ATA's Conference: Oct. 1 & 2, 2021 in San Antoniohttps://www.txappraisers.org/events
39 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
The Appraisal Update - Episode 88 | RemoteVal
What will happen if appraisers can’t service this overwhelming demand from their clients, because there just aren't enough hours in the day? Is it time for a new disrupter in the appraisal profession? Something along the lines of Netflix, Carvana, Red Door, and Zoom? Listen in as Bryan hosts guests Mark Walser and Josh Walitt to talk about what might be considered the Next Big Change. Hint: It's not a hybrid. It's a remote inspection. It's appraiser controlled. And it's dropping this week at Val Expo 2021.
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