Posts By: Keith Morgan

How Evernote Can Assist Your Appraisal Business

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An elephant never forgets. Evernote’s elephant image represents the brand well as a remember-all application that has infinite uses and exponential benefits. Store anything you may need to remember in Evernote. The versatile application works across all platforms: Mac and PC desktops; Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Phone, and Palm Pre mobile devices; and over the… Read more »

Bringing Clarity to the Appraisal Process

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There continues to be quite a bit of discussion about the topics of appraisal review, appraiser independence and client/underwriting requirements. In all areas of work, there must be goals and standards met to be able to determine completion of a task. When writing a sentence, the goal is to communicate an idea so the reader… Read more »

The Future Of The Appraiser Profession

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Recent studies have shown that majority of appraisers are between the ages of 51 and 65. This leaves a large void for potential aspiring appraisers to fill by joining the appraiser profession. The Appraisal Institute’s analysis of the Appraisal Subcommittee National Registry data shows that at the current decrease in appraisers per year at 3… Read more »

5 Remodeling Projects For Spring

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Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, it’s an opportune time to get going on those spring remodeling projects! Some TLC for your home may be just what it needs for a fresh feel and a step toward retaining its resale value. 1. Garage Door Replacement Your existing garage door may have dents… Read more »

Questions Banks, Credit Unions and Lenders Should Ask Prospective Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs)

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On a daily basis, I find myself having a conversation with someone – sometimes lenders, sometimes appraisers – who wants to share with me their experiences with appraisal management companies. More often than not, they are not good experiences. I usually respond that “AMCs have been painted with a broad brush, and it’s not necessarily… Read more »

Clean Up Your Energy Bill: 5 Energy-Saving Tips

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Many people take the time to spring clean their homes, reorganizing and cleaning for a fresh start for the warmer weather. Why not go ahead and clean up your energy-heavy habits as well? You don’t want to pay for energy you don’t really need. Electricity is a silent robber, jumping at the opportunity to take… Read more »

4 Ways to Make Your Company Extraordinary

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Everyone has a story. Sometimes we forget that piece of information when we’re doing business. We see people for the words and actions that relate to us or our business directly, but that’s only a fraction of their life. As March 1st is Employee Appreciation Day, Valuation Management Group spent the morning enjoying breakfast at… Read more »

Avoid Mortgage Fraud: Dos and Don’ts When Purchasing a Home

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In a quick search for “mortgage fraud” in Google News, the articles on page one were all published between February 14, 2013 and February 21 2013. That’s 10 different cases reported in one week. Interestingly, only 136 cases were opened by the FBI in fiscal year 2004. Mortgage fraud is a crime in which the intent… Read more »

Yes, You Can Make A Difference On Your Real Estate Appraisal.

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Lately, articles are featuring stories about low appraisals. There is often a gap between what the homeowner feels their house is worth, and the value that the appraisal reports. The main issue with this situation is when the appraised value is too low to support the anticipated loan, causing many to fall through. The appraiser… Read more »

Alabama Bankers Association Selects Valuation Management Group as an Endorsed Service Provider

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2013 ATLANTA, GA—Valuation Management Group (VMG), a leading, national appraisal management company, announced today that it has been endorsed by the Alabama Bankers Association (ABA). ABA selected Valuation Management Group as an Endorsed Service Provider. Alabama Banking Services promotes that “the most important objective of this endorsement… Read more »