Blog

Our blog is full of tips and tricks to help you and your clients throughout the appraisal process.

  • TRID Is Coming! TRID Is Coming!!

    Once again, the mortgage industry is scrambling. With a quickly approaching deadline, which was already extended once, many are still wondering how to properly prepare and adjust to meet the new requirements. As hectic and alarming as it sounds, changes like this are not new to our industry.  We regularly see new changes taking place […]

  • Illinois Cancels Over 70 AMC Registrations

    I am sure you are aware of the recent news, coming out of Illinois, regarding the cancellation of AMC Registration’s for over 70 AMC’s. Class Appraisal wanted to take this opportunity to reach out and reassure that these issues have not affected Class Appraisal. Class Appraisal is in good standing and is one of the remaining active licensees in the State […]

  • Panel Management: In-House vs. AMC

    Use an Appraisal Management Company (“AMC”) or manage the appraisal process in-house? That is the simple questions that lenders across the country are asking themselves. A large shift in the industry is towards utilizing the AMC model. So for the lenders who have yet to take part in that shift, the question remains… What are […]

  • It’s How a Company Handles Its Shortfalls..

    Most blogs cover topics beneficial to the writer. For the most part, blogs offer puffery or even self-boasting in regards to the industry. I would like to do something different. I want to talk about some of our shortfalls, as a company and an industry as a whole. The Appraisal Management Company, more particularly, at […]

  • 5 Tips for a Faster Home Appraisal

    By: Kimberly Morrison-Schop, President Tell us a little bit about your experience, company history and the services you offer. I currently serve as President of Class Appraisal, a national AMC headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan. I have worked in the Appraisal, Real Estate, and Mortgage Industry for over 20 years. Appraiser, Realtor, Loan Officer, Analyst, Manager, […]

  • Road Conditions

    For many of us living in the northern two thirds of the country, we have had one of the coldest, snowiest, and nastiest winters on record. Terms like wind-chill factor, polar vortex alert, and emergency patching crews have become an all too familiar phrase during the past few weeks. In addition to bundling up like […]

  • More Than Just Cogs In A Machine

    Most people don’t sit and think about what makes a company actually run smoothly. We all probably have different ideas of how this happens. Here is a typical business model: 1) employees 2) purpose or demand for your product 3) processes to fulfill that purpose 4) resources 5) customers and clients. It is true; you […]

  • Behind The Scenes

    Every company needs a behind the scenes crew, people who keep the company functioning from the inside. It’s like going to the theater. You have the performers and the crew members. The crew members are the ones dressed in black, running around during intermissions, changing the scenery, and making sure everything is ready to go […]