Did you know that appraisers who stay up-to-date on the latest industry news, trends, and best practices earn more money? Luckily, there are plenty of excellent blogs where you can find relevant info, tips, and trends related to the appraisal profession. Here are nine appraiser blogs worth checking out.
Top-rated appraiser blogs
Sacramento Appraisal Blog
Ryan Lundquist’s blog is a favorite among appraisers. This top-ranking appraisal blog analyzes the local housing market in Sacramento and serves as a helpful resource for appraisers, real estate professionals, and the general public. Topics include market trends, tips for agents, appraisal issues, and more.
The Appraiser Coach Blog
Dustin Harris, a.k.a. “The Appraiser Coach,” has a very popular blog and podcast. The Appraiser Coach Blog covers a wide range of topics, generally focused on helping appraisers improve their process and maximize their success in the appraisal business.
Popular regional appraiser blogs
Birmingham Appraisal Blog
Tom Horn authors Birmingham Appraisal Blog. “With this blog, I want to be as transparent and as straightforward as possible so you can easily understand why and how appraisers do what they do as well as gain some useful knowledge about the real estate market,” Horn states on his blog site.
Ann Arbor Appraisal Blog
The Ann Arbor Appraisal Blog, written by appraiser Rachel Massey, features in-depth local market analysis and a variety of other articles geared specifically toward appraisers.
Chicago Appraiser Blog
Paul Rowe is the man behind Chicago Appraiser Blog. Here, you’ll find info on the Chicago housing market as well as helpful tips and info for appraisers, real estate agents, and the general public.
Matrix Blog (New York City)
Matrix Blog is written by Joseph Miller, president and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc. in Manhattan. It features local market analysis, real estate industry news, and expert commentary.
More appraiser blogs worth following
The People’s Appraisal Blog
The People’s Appraisal Blog is authored by Mark Skapinetz, Georgia appraiser and founder of the 100% Real Estate Appraisers Facebook group. Mark describes himself as a “straightforward talker” who “rarely holds anything back and has decided to use his voice for the good of the consumer and the profession.”
Valuation Nation is edited and written by appraiser Woody Fincham. Fincham states on his blog site, “I hope that this blog provides insightful and meaningful information, as well as commentary and editorials to support the profession.”
The Analogue Blog
The Analogue Blog is authored by appraiser and RE data scientist George Dell. If you’re an appraiser who’s interested in the nitty-gritty technical analysis that goes into producing accurate property value estimates, this blog is for you.
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