Tag: Appraiser

This month in Chicago, nearly 30 organizations banded together to announce their collaborated effort to spread awareness of the many diverse career paths available in the real-estate industry. Among them was the Appraisal Institute, who also posted an article about the event here. The collection of real-estate groups together represents over 10 million different possible career…

As we wind down from another celebration of our country’s independence and the history of the United States this fourth of July, we here at Class Appraisal thought it was a good time to reflect on another history; that of the Real Estate Appraiser. In a 2003 article from the Appraisal Journal titled, The academic…

Appraisal management company reviews are surprisingly hard to come by. A quick search on Google brings up appraiser blogs, appraisal forums and appraisal management company employee reviews. But there’s no company or website dedicated to customer reviews of AMCs.   While we can’t provide you with customer reviews from other companies, we can let you…

Did you know Fannie Mae permits appraisals to be based on the “as is” condition of the property…if there are minor conditions of normal wear and tear. Keep reading to find out what is considered “normal” and other tips to help get the appraisal report off your desk. VIEW NOW

The benefits of working with top appraisal management companies (AMCs) are myriad: better turn times, more accurate reports, mitigated collateral risk, clear communication, quality service and more. But there are hundreds of organizations to choose from. How can you determine which ones are the best? Needless to say, we know quite a bit about the…

Get ready for vibrant colored leaves and trees, crisp weather, and lots of pumpkins. Fall is almost here! As the seasons change, so do our home needs. We don’t want you to be left in the cold when winter slowly sneaks up on us, so here are four quick tips to get your home Fall…

I have heard appraisers say, “AMC’s don’t care about the appraisers, they only care about getting their money from the lenders”. I have heard lenders say, “just get a new appraiser, there tons of them out there”. In between all these talks, lie us, the AMC. How do we handle being in the middle of…

Many companies will say they appreciate their employees and occasionally they will show it by hosting a holiday party or buying lunch for their team.  However, how much do these occasional events affect employees and their engagement at work?  We would say, not that much. Which is why at Class Appraisal, we do things differently….

“Your Customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” ~Damon Richards We are constantly hearing about how great customer service is critical and perhaps the most important competitive advantage for any business to possess.  When we do hear about ‘phenomenal service’ it is usually linked to large organizations such as…

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