Most Challenging Appraisals

Depending on the neighborhoods and subdivisions appraisers work out of, working on assignments can be a relatively simple process given the conformity of the properties and how many features and sizes they share. However, there are definitely other types of appraisal assignments which stand out from the norm and present new challenges to the appraiser…

Most Common Complaints Regarding Appraisals

The appraisal process is essential for determining the value of homes on the market and provides much utility in the world of real estate. Sometimes however it can encounter some kinks and bumps in the road that can make everything feel less efficient and reliable overall, so it’s important to know what some of those…

Appraisal Guidelines and Regulations in California

The appraisal process is a large and complex industry, differing from state to state based on the guidelines and regulations specific to each locality. Trimavin is based in California for example so it’s important for our clients to understand the regulatory environment through which our company works out of.  For trainees who are just starting…

Effects of Zillow on Real Estate

The internet has upended how real estate is traditionally practiced in several ways, one of which is the rise of online listing aggregators like Zillow, Redfin and Purple Bricks. Since 2006, Zillow has taken real estate from the multiple listing service, or MLS, and brought it directly to the consumer, much to the chagrin of…