By Lee Davenport
Happy 2022, real estate friends!
January is the perfect time to challenge yourself to see, stretch and grow your business.
This year I want to challenge everyone to identify and partner with real estate lenders and appraisers who actively use robust policies to prevent appraisal bias; and, in instances when appraisal bias may be discovered, they have contemporary policies in place to redress harm promptly. When asked what their appraisal bias prevention policies are, let’s opt for preferred lenders and appraisers who can clearly articulate them and even send you documentation.
You may be wondering why does this even matters in 2022 when fair housing has been law for over 50 years? Check out these two videos for more about this challenge and why it matters now more than ever.
Need a hint to get started? Curious as to who is tackling appraisal bias head-on and should be on your consideration shortlist?
To help you start this challenge today, here’s a bonus video featuring Paul Ryll of Oscar Mike Appraisals sharing how their new mobile app mitigates appraisal bias. Also, in this video, hear some tips from HGTV-featured, international broker with clients in more than 25 countries, Christian Ross with Engel & Völkers Atlanta.
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Here’s to your success!
Dr. Lee Davenport is an Atlanta-based real estate coach who trains agents, teams, brokerages, and other business organizations on how to use today’s technology to work smarter. Join Lee’s free RE Tech Insider’s Club by visiting www.LearnWithLee.REALTOR.