Switch It Up: 5 Tips To Bring In More Appraisals

roundtable (1)Need some new ideas to bring in more revenue and appraisals? Check out these 5 tips to jump start your client base:


This is a great way to become an expert voice in the appraiser community,  make sure you are conversational and relatable in your approach addressing your audience in a way that that balances … Read More

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Meet Us At The Appraiser Roundtable


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Join AGREA on April 28, 2016 from 9-11 AM for The Appraiser Roundtable!

This event will serve as an open forum for Real Estate Appraisers to discuss important industry issues, network with fellow appraisers, learn more about AGREA and brainstorm about industry related topics.
Topics will include:
Addressing Inflated AMC Fees
Restructuring of the C&R System… Read More

Tax Deduction Makeover: Appraiser Edition

As an appraiser, many of your job related expenses come out of your own pocket. And its no secret that throughout the year those purchases can add up fast. That’s where your (conditional) friend Uncle Sam can come to the rescue concerning your tax return.

Deductions can make or break a refund, check out this list … Read More

Efficiency At Its Best?


Efficiency at its best?

When your appraisal fees are so low, you can’t even stop to take a leak!

What are some ways that you cut down on time while in the field? #AMC #WillAppraiseForFood #AGREA


Idaho Emerges As Latest State To Change AMC Laws


A new legislation was signed into law last week by Governor Butch Otter stating that appraisal management companies in Idaho will soon have a wide-ranging set of regulations they are required to follow.

The Idaho AMC rules are very similar to the federal regulations for AMCs that were released last year. Under the provisions of SB … Read More

Stay Neutral

Bring on the beige!

A major selling point in a home are neutral colors. While this may not be your personal style, painting and renovating using a neutral palette can help you achieve a high appraisal value!

Some examples of neutral colors include beige, ivory, taupe,  gray, and white.… Read More

Brown Thumb? 13 Beginner Friendly Flowers For The Gardening Challenged

It’s finally spring, a time of new beginnings. Birds are chirping, the sun is bright and it is a prime time for flowers to bloom.

Unfortunately for some homeowners the act of gardening can lead to a road of disappointment.  But never fear, the following 13 flowers are proven to be very resilient and easy to … Read More

Volume Continues to Rise According to Monthly Study

Knoxville-real-estate-appraisalAppraisal volume rose again this month, increasing 3.8% for the week of March 6, according to the latest report from a la mode, an appraisal forms software company that tracks appraisal volume throughout the country. This is up from 2.8% the week of February 28, pushing the four-week average up to 3.8%.

Kevin Golden, Director of … Read More

Becoming A VA Appraiser

The VA, or Veteran’s Administration, home buying program serves as a mortgage loan process exclusively for veterans or people currently serving in the armed forces. There are no income restrictions for VA and homes do not have to be VA approved, but simply have to meet VA appraisal requirements.

Becoming an appraiser for the VA not … Read More

Born to Be Wild: Are You Meant To Be An Entrepreneur?

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Many words can describe an entrepreneur, it all depends on who you ask. Some may say that they are brave, daring or visionaries. Others may say crazy, but all would agree that it takes a special type of person to be their own boss. Most aspiring entrepreneurs feel it in their bones, they were born to … Read More