AQB Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

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The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has issued an Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria.

In recent months, as states have worked to make the necessary revisions to laws and regulations to implement the changes in the Criteria, the AQB has received additional feedback surrounding Background Checks.

All interested parties are encouraged to comment in writing to the AQB before the deadline of July ...

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New Appraisal Tools Section on REALTOR.org/appraisal

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NAR has added a new resource on the REALTOR.org/appraisal page called “Appraisal Tools.”  The Appraisal Tools page provides links to educational resources for real estate agents who want to educate clients about the appraisal process.  Links include NAR’s new Frequently Asked Questions brochure about appraisals as well as three publications from the Appraisal Foundation including common myths about the appraisal process.  The “Tools” page also has links to Seller and Servicer Guides from Fannie Mae ...

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Comment on Los Angeles’ CLAW is first MLS in the country to delay listing syndication feeds by Mike Amaris

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If I recall there was a study not so long ago that showed a marked difference in overall showings. Something like an average of 22 showings per agent in 1997 compared to 4-6 showings per agent in 2010. I remember the days when my dad used the MLS book and had to show each and every property the buyers were interested in. Now they eliminate most online.

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Comment on 5 challenges you must face when transitioning to a paperless real estate office by Marknose

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I’m going to check on Dotloops.

I have the full Adobe CS. Part of the problem with secure docs (authentisign, docusign, other services) is you can’t reduce that 2 page, full-res, color pdf from 10MB to 200K. We get emails chock full of oversize documents because the sender doesn’t have the equipment, instructions, or ability to send optimized pdfs. It isn’t that hard but I still have to go to someone else’s off-brand dropbox, sign in, make up a password, ...

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Comment on 5 challenges you must face when transitioning to a paperless real estate office by Coldwell Banker The Property E

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Another option would be to use Adobe Acrobat. You can split documents pretty easily. It’s a little pricey but very user friendly and no need to do extra scanning – just save the files, upload them to your paperless solution and then delete from your computer.

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Comment on Los Angeles’ CLAW is first MLS in the country to delay listing syndication feeds by Fast info

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Zillow has never sold a home, the ONLY reason Zillow has a listing on its site is because an AGENT has already found the listing first.

IN regards to commission, the BUYERS pay the commission. Just like in every retail sale.
AND YES, hiding if from buyers is a big problem for sellers. The commission is not hidden from sellers, its hidden from buyers.
Some sellers will offer very little for the selling agent (buyers agent) while some sellers will offer ...

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