Two cutting-edge appraisal technology experts, Mark Stockton, managing partner of Valuation Research, LLC, and Jeff Bradford, chief executive officer of Bradford Technologies, Inc., will share their insight in a 60-minute webinar on July 29 on the use of technology in the appraisal industry and essential tools every appraiser needs in order to remain competitive, gain credibility, improve workflow and generate accurate reports. Topics covered will include:
- How to get stronger and faster in appraisal work;
- Computerized appraising and mobile computing;
- The future of appraisal technology: where we are and where we're headed;
- The importance of analytics and how they should be used; and
- Risks involved when appraisers don't embrace certain technologies.
Technology and software companies continue to emerge with new, user-friendly valuation products intended to make appraisal work more reliable, accurate and efficient. From Smart phones to tablets, to full-time mobile appraising apps, with the products readily available and cost-effective, valuation professionals are increasing their use of technology every day.
But with so many options available, how do you choose which products will meet your needs? And which appraisal tools should you be tapping into to stay competitive and compliant? Stockton and Bradford will answer these questions and more in this complimentary presentation.
Valuation Research, LLC
Mark Stockton has been developing automated property valuation systems for more than three decades, making him one of the first individuals — if not the first — to become involved with "AVM" technology. One or more of his systems has been in use since 1981. In addition, he was first to enhance automated valuation products with such features as confidence scoring, appraiser assisted capabilities, insurance and the concept of offering a menu of alternative valuation services.
Since 2003, Mark has been developing advanced property valuation tools with his associate Dr. Robert Hausman, Jr. In addition to his involvement with systems development, Mark has been a real estate appraiser, bank president, Realtor, owner of an insurance agency and a real estate developer (residential & commercial). His background has provided him with a unique perspective of, and appreciation for, real property valuation.
Chief Executive Officer
Bradford Technologies, Inc.
Jeff Bradford is the founder and chief executive officer of Bradford Technologies, Inc., the leader in the new field of computer-aided appraising software. Jeff has more than 26 years of experience creating innovative solutions for appraisers and is a nationally recognized expert in computer technology and analytics.
Prior to founding Bradford Technologies, Jeff worked at companies such as Apple Computer, Structural Dynamics Research and FMC Central Engineering Labs. He holds three master's degrees: a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University; and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Editor, Dodd Frank Update
October Research, LLC