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Calculating Gross Living Area – 3 Important Pieces of Knowledge

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D. Scott Murphy, SRA, an appraiser on the VMG panel and a member of the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board has written an article explaining the requirements for gross living area (GLA) per the American National Standard Institute (ANSI). Scott discusses how GLA is “one of the most important elements of a home… [and] one… Read more »

Quality Appraisal Training: Hindsight is 20-20?

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Four years ago, in 2008, the Appraisal Qualifications Board (“AQB”) adopted a multi-year strategy to increase and upgrade the qualifications to attain an advanced level appraiser’s license (Certified Residential and Certified General). Implementation of the next set of qualification requirements will be here before we know it (January 2015). In short, the certified licensure will… Read more »

Appraisal Qualification Increase: How Do We Bridge the Gap?

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Surveys indicate the average appraiser is 50+ (some say over 50, some say close to 60.) Appraising is much more challenging today than in the past. A good appraisal takes more time because of the sparse data, or really, sifting through all the different conditions for sales (REO, foreclosure, short sales, etc.) The bottom line… Read more »

Valuation Management Group’s Redesigned Website

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Valuation Management Group has undergone a complete website redesign! Not only did we get an external makeover, the core content has be redesigned to function as an informational hub and inbound marketing tool. We believe that if clients and appraisers can easily find us, navigate a user-friendly site, and quickly obtain the information they need,… Read more »