Posts Tagged: appraisal management companies

Young Adults Interested In Real Estate

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As the President of Valuation Management Group, I have had the opportunity to speak to many different audiences in my 24 year real estate appraisal career. I recently had the opportunity to share my experience and thoughts about the appraisal industry with a unique group of young adults. The audience was high school seniors at… Read more »

Fannie Mae Second Webinar Maximum Capacity Attendance

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Valuation Management Group co hosted with Fannie Mae a second webinar; Fannie Mae Update, Collateral Polity and Technology Guidance for Appraisers. Julie Jones and Jeremy Staudenmaier, credit risk analysts for Fannie Mae were the presenters. They successfully achieved the goal for residential real estate appraisers to obtain a better understanding of Fannie Mae’s mission, to… Read more »

Valuation Management Group’s Appraisal Appeal Suggestions

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Valuation Management Group strives to keep its clients and appraisers informed about best practices in the real estate appraisal arena. An often asked question is, “What is the best way to handle a request for appraisal reconsideration or appraisal appeal?” Best practice begins with putting the request in writing. VMG utilizes a form titled Request… Read more »

Valuation Management Group to Co-Host Fannie Mae Webinar

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Valuation Management Group is proud to announce we will be co-hosting a Fannie Mae Webinar for appraisers about Collateral Underwriter. The goal of the webinar is for appraisers to gain a better understanding of Fannie Mae’s mission, to dispel common appraisal myths and to improve communication. Julie Jones and Jeremy Staudenmaier, Fannie Mae Credit Risk… Read more »

Extraordinary Assumptions in an Appraisal Report by Valuation Management Group

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Valuation Management Group serves as an appraisal management services company dealing with many unique appraisal issues and methodologies. As our quality assurance appraisal reviewers notice areas of interest, we strive to share these points of interest with our clients and appraisers to keep everyone informed. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) state in… Read more »

A Few Observations of Items That May Lower a Home’s Value

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Valuation Management Group as part of our appraisal management services strives to write on subjects of interest to our clients, their borrowers and appraisers. Usually the discussions are about what can be done to increase a home’s value, but there are many items that can decrease a home’s value. Our list is not all inclusive… Read more »

Caution Before You Open That Email

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Valuation Management Group recently held staff training on cyber security. The risky emails of recent appear to be more legitimate therefore making additional training timely. On average, over 50% of email received is spam based on Kaspersky statistics report Q1 2016. The United States is leading the way as the largest country/source of spam, producing… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses the Proposed Changes for the 2018-19 Edition of USPAP

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The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) can be considered the quality control standards applicable for real property, personal property, intangible assets, and business valuation appraisal analysis and reports in the United States and its territories. The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) develops, interprets and amends the USPAP and, as such, is currently considering changes… Read more »

Commercial Appraisal Reviews – Valuation Management Group

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Valuation Management Group, as an appraisal management services company, understands the importance of quality appraisal reviews. One of our quality assurance staff, Dave Maul, recently obtained the prestigious designation, AI-GRS, and we felt more information about the designation and commercial appraisal review was warranted. The Appraisal Institute has established a professional appraisal review designation program… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses the Appraisal Process and Appraisal Management Companies with Appraiser, Russell Roberts

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Valuation Management Group values our relationships with both clients and appraisers.  Recently, Vicky Thompson, Valuation Management Group CEO, spoke with a VMG appraiser partner, Russell Roberts, a commercial appraiser in Kentucky, and they discussed different aspects in the appraisal process.   Russell Roberts included this conversation in a recent blog post titled, “Community Banks: How Appraisal… Read more »