Monthly Archives: September 2013

Rick Lifferth from DataMaster at the Appraisal Institute of Long Island

Thank you to all of the Appraisal Institute members and guests who gave a warm welcome to Rick Lifferth from DataMaster at Thursday’s meeting. Rick was the sponsor of the evening and took the opportunity to share his appraisal software integration tools with the Long Island chapter. Read More

Real Estate Appraisers Optimistic About Future

This comes from AppraisalScoop: “80 percent of residential appraisers and 78 percent of commercial appraisers said they are upbeat about their future, according to the survey conducted in May-June by the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.” Read Read More

Is Experience In Real Estate Worth $25K Per House?

“The more experience you have, the more likely you are to sell the properties that you list, the more likely you are to sell it at a higher price and the less time it stays on the market,” Prof. Waller says (professor of finance and real estate at Longwood University in Farmville, Read More

Can These 10 Tips Ease The Appraisal Process?

In the National Association of Realtors blog, Vic Knight tells us the 10 tips for brokers to help the appraisal process. Brokers: Are you willing to do this?   Appraisers: How much do they help?   Read full article here Read More

Appraisers: How Valuable Is A ROV?

Michael Hobbs discusses the Appraisal Reconsideration Of Value in Chicago Agent magazine.  Can this turn around a transaction that may be going south, due to a low appraisal? Full article here. Read More

Which Number Is Right: The Assessment Or The Market Value?

Great article from Richard Fromewick on his Property Tax Reduction Blog. “Seeing Isn’t Always Believing.” How often does the relationship between assessments and market value change? The full article can be found here. Read More

Is The Luxury Home Sales Trend Good For Long Island?

Newsday recently reported that luxury homes on Long Island are rising three times faster than the overall market. Is this accurate and what does this mean for 2014? Read full article here. Read More

Columbia Society Hurricane Sandy Seminar and Networking Cocktail Hour

Join the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers on September 16 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Koenig’s in Floral Park for a 4-hour special continuing education seminar about the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the appraisal and real estate industries. After the seminar we’ll be Read More

Appraisers: Are These 7 Tips Helpful?

Here are 7 tips written by Kevin Perk at the Bigger Pockets to consumers, on how to deal with an appraisal. Appraisers: What do you think about these tips? Full Article Here Read More