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5 Apps For Real Estate Appraisal Productivity

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Do you have an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet? Are you using it for your business, or would you like to? With the onset of the smartphone and tablet craze, it’s time to ask yourself these questions. Technology is ever-changing, and there are ways to leverage new technologies to your business’ advantage. As a… Read more »

How the Housing Market is Involved in “The Deal”

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After coming to a deal regarding the much anticipated fiscal cliff, the housing market can take a deep breath and hopefully drive on to continue the recovery it has been working toward. The mortgage interest deduction was not touched by the deal, and Congress extended mortgage debt forgiveness tax relief for another year. The extension… Read more »

Community Reach – YWCA: The Square Foot Campaign

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VMG is a proud supporter of the YWCA of Northwest Georgia. Right now, their Square Foot Campaign is in full swing to raise money to expand and renovate the current shelter to house eight more people, update the kitchen and dining room so that families can share meals together, and add a teen room, youth… Read more »

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 »

Georgia Ranks 8th on Forbes’ Best States for Business and Careers List

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The state of Georgia ranks 8th on Forbes’ Best States for Business in December. With the cost of doing business at 2.4% below the national average, Georgia rose three spots from 11th on the list in 2011. Utah leads at number one for the third consecutive year. Forbes used six categories, weighing 35 points of… 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 »

Valuation Management Group Business Has Branched Out to Five Additional States in 2012

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MARIETTA, GA (Nov. 21, 2012) – Valuation Management Group (VMG) announces the company’s registration in five additional states to offer an outsourcing solution to the appraisal process. VMG conducts business in Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, and Texas in addition to the 39 other states currently served. According to COO Patrick McMillen, VMG will be… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Launches Redesigned Website

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MARIETTA, GA (Nov. 16, 2012) – Valuation Management Group, LLC (VMG), a national appraisal management company, released updates to their website,, on Sunday, November 11. The new design features a modernized look as well as an informational structure, with features for a user-friendly experience, to quickly obtain VMG and industry information. VMG can also… Read more »