Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PCV Murcor Attending CalyxVision 2018 San Francisco Feb 11-14

 

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PCV Murcor Senior Vice President of Operations Cindy Nasser and Andrew Anson from Marketing will be attending the CalyxVision 2018 Conference in beautiful San Francisco CA at the Hilton Union Square from February 11th-14th.

Since 1981, PCV Murcor has been the leader in delivering quality appraisal services for a broad spectrum of commercial and residential properties for some of the most demanding lenders, servicers, brokers and insurers in the United States.

CalyxVision 2018 Exhibitor Map

PCV Murcor staff will be attending the conference as an Exhibitor at Booth #102 to answer any questions and share tips on executing a successful customer experience when ordering an appraisal. You can count on Cindy and Andrew to share tips on how to order an appraisal using CALYX software, an industry standard of the top originators. They will also share techniques on using comparables in disputing a value and tips on helping your property owner before the appraiser arrives.

Be sure to stop by and join us for the event’s game night were PCV Murcor will be inviting attendees to play and win prizes.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cindy Nasser Presented with Comerica Bank’s Women’s Business Award at Los Angeles Lakers Game

Cindy Nasser and other recipients of the Women In Business Award pose with NBA and Lakers player A.C. Green

PCV Murcor Congratulates Cindy Nasser for Winning the December 2017 Women's Business Award!

 

On January 19th 2018, PCV Murcor’s Senior Vice President of Operations Cindy Nasser, was honored with being presented with Comerica Bank’s December 2017 Women In Business Award at the Staples Center, during the Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Indiana Pacers Basketball game.

Cindy Nasser was nominated for this award by our own Founder and CEO, Keith Murray, who recognized how Cindy’s leadership skills had a positive influence on the development of PCV Murcor’s sales growth and business retention. “There is not a single non-appraiser who has the depth of knowledge in lending, valuations, regulatory requirements, and operational excellence as Cindy,” shared CEO and Founder, Keith Murray. “Her expertise and leadership by example continually drive the PCV Murcor team to be one of the nation’s leading valuation advisory and appraisal management firms. Peers in the private and public sector regularly seek out Cindy as a trusted professional and participant in the improvement of our industry overall.”

 

 

As well as her contributions to the team development and client success rates.

Ms. Nasser also has recently contributed to a Forbes article as a Real Estate Counsel Member in regards to notable trends in the Real Estate market to look out for in 2018.

 

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Appraising the Appraiser, Engaging an Experienced Adviser for Estate and Litigation

Eight Questions You Must Ask When Calling On a Real Estate Appraiser for Your Clients.Eight Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing an Appraiser

 

Real estate assets are typically the most valuable portion of a client’s portfolio. A credibly supported opinion of value, from an experienced and independent appraiser, is one of the best tools you can use to help your client protect, manage or dispose of real estate assets.

The art and science of real estate valuation, especially when it comes to litigation, requires specific training, expertise and most importantly – years of field and courtroom experience. As a neutral third-party, a credible real estate appraiser offers valuable advice, legal research, and trial preparation to help you refine your arguments and strategy.

Outside of litigation or arbitration, an experienced appraiser provides expert advice that helps your clients confidently meet their short and long-term asset management goals.

Success Starts with Selecting the Right Appraiser

Provided are questions you should be asking an appraiser before you engage.

  • Can The Appraiser Demonstrate Valuation Competence?
  • Can The Appraiser Provide Credible Testimony?
  • Does The Appraiser Have Litigation Experience?
  • How Well Does the Appraiser Perform Under Cross-examination?
  • Does The Appraiser Fully Understand the Scope of Work?
  • Does The Appraiser Demonstrate Strong Communication Skills?
  • Does The Appraiser Provide Superior Customer Service?
Contact us to find out how we can enhance your estate and litigation practice.
  • Schedule a Complimentary Consultation
  • Ask About Our Valuation Guide for Attorneys
  • Plan an Appraisal Workshop at Your Firm
PCV Murcor Estate and Litigation

Real Estate Valuation Experts Since 1981 – PCV Murcor provides a full suite of support for estate and litigation attorneys, accountants, and real estate professionals in matters related to personal and corporate asset disposition, estate planning and settlement, divorce settlement, probate issues and tax appeals. (855) 819-2828

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

What Happens When You Put Chief Appraisers and Risk Managers in a Room at the Fed?

PCV Murcor Attends Annual Meeting with Risk Management Association and Society of Chief Appraisers at the Federal Reserve Bank in Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCV Murcor’s Chief Appraiser, John Hosey, and Director of Commercial Valuations, Frank Obregon attended the 16th annual joint meeting of the Risk Management Association and the Society of Chief Appraisers last week. The annual conference held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Los Angeles, brings chief appraisers and risk managers together to focus on sharing of trends, regulatory updates, and trade knowledge among leaders and peers in financial services, valuation, and risk management with the goal of keeping all participants informed and compliant.

A Special ‘Thank You’ to the Organizers of the Event:
Phenomenal Insights Were Shared by a Number of Subject Matter Experts.
  • Regional Commercial Real Estate Overview, James Berner
  • Hotels: Where are we in the Cycle?, Jessica White
  • Collateral Risk Management and Bank Policy, Jenny Redlin
  • Technology to Drive Efficiency, Matt Devoe
  • Special Purpose Properties, Brock Rule
  • Senior Housing Market Update, Bennett Johnson
  • Training System is the Only Way to Keep the Appraisal Industry Alive, Michael Simmons
  • HVCRE – Analysis and Effects of this Controversial Requirement, David Rosenthal
  • Incredible You – The Importance of Valuation Professionals, Brenda Dohring Hicks
  • A Brief Discussion of the Process of Commercial Appraisal Review, Allen Greer & Rob Landis
  • Appraisal Review, FDIC, Richard Rawson
  • Senior Policy Advisor, fomerely with OCC, Robert (Bob) Parson
  • 12th District Credit Risk, Federal Reserve Bank, Ron Pavlick
Chief Appraisers and Chief Credit Officers

Now is a great time to prepare for valuations compliance in 2018. Provided are a few items to help you start that process.

Contact us to find out how we can help you enhance your collateral valuations process in the new year.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

PCV Murcor’s Cindy Nasser on Forbes Real Estate Council, Shares Appraisal Trends In 2018

PCV Murcor’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Cindy Nasser is a contributing member of the Forbes Real Estate Council.
Notable Real Estate Trends To Watch For In 2018

In this article Cindy shares her thoughts on the impact appraisal management regulations and tax legislation may have on home-buyers in 2018. Council members in this article also comment on trends like; Fractional Investing, The Rise Of Micro Units, and Catering to Millennial Buyers. Full Article

The Forbes Real Estate Council: Successful executives in the real estate industry share firsthand tips & insights.

 

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

HouseCanary and PCV Murcor Announce Agreement to Fast-Track the Future of Appraisals with Agile Appraisal™ Management Platform

HouseCanary, the leading provider of modern valuation and appraisal solutions, announced a partnership with leading appraisal management company PCV Murcor. The partnership will further the expansion of HouseCanary’s Agile AppraisalTM Management Platform, a fast, flexible valuation platform with full USPAP and FIRREA compliance. PCV Murcor will leverage their appraisers and HouseCanary’s software to fulfill Agile AppraisalTM orders, accelerating Agile’s industry-leading appraisal completion time.

Agile Appraisal™ delivers appraisals to users in as little as five business days by combining HouseCanary’s industry-leading data and analytics with the expertise of local appraisers — all at a lower cost than a 2055. Though the platform starts with the industry’s best AVM, Agile Appraisal™ utilizes an exterior inspection and delivers the final report to a licensed local appraiser for final review, elevating human expertise while still employing the latest in valuation technology. The entire process is fast, accurate, and affordable, all while maintaining full compliance.

As part of the partnership, PCV Murcor is putting Agile Appraisal™ in the hands of its premier appraisers, allowing them to continue their unmatched service for their bank and credit union clients by completing a higher volume of appraisals than ever before while still maintaining the accuracy and confidence they expect in their valuations. Agile Appraisal™uses regression-based adjustments for location, time, and property characteristics, all while leveraging accurate AVMs and block-level valuation ranges to conducted automated checks of the final value. With this technology, HouseCanary and PCV Murcor will be able to continue modernizing the appraisal industry and carry it into the 21st century.

“We are thrilled about partnering with PCV Murcor to continue modernizing the appraisal landscape,” said Alex Villacorta, PhD, HouseCanary’s Executive Vice President of Analytics. “With the Agile AppraisalTM platform, appraisers can efficiently spend their time and attention on the key aspects of the valuation, especially when utilizing our integrated tools around comp selection and adjustments. Agile AppraisalTM also provides quality rule checks at time of completion, thereby reducing revisions and saving time for all parties.  Our partnership will bring efficiency and consistency to property valuation clients through this innovative bifurcation process.”

“We are very excited to partner with HouseCanary to provide leading edge valuations to our customers, and software to our appraisers. The industry desperately needs appraisal software and the expertise of a local appraiser to deliver best in class valuations quicker and lower cost to the consumer, “said Cindy Nasser, PCV Murcor’s Senior Vice President of Operations.

About HouseCanary:

Founded in 2014, HouseCanary’s mission is to help people make better real estate decisions. Built on a foundation of great data, powerful models, and predictive analytics, the HouseCanary platform aggregates millions of data elements, including more than four decades of property data and a rapidly expanding arsenal of proprietary calculations and analytics, to accurately define and forecast values and market influences. HouseCanary is financed by notable investors including Hillspire (Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s family office), PSP Growth/PSP Capital (firm founded by entrepreneur and former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker)Alpha Edison, ECA Ventures, Raven Ventures and others top Silicon Valley investors. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.  www.housecanary.com

Please contact us with any questions or comments at press@housecanary.com or 855.218.9597.

About PCV Murcor:

For over 35 years, PCV Murcor has provided nationwide real estate valuations for the country’s largest lenders, servicers, brokers and insurers. Founded by Keith Murray, MAI — who continues to serve as President and CEO — PCV Murcor is focused on delivering values and price opinions for a broad spectrum of commercial and residential properties. PCV Murcor offers a full suite of real estate valuation products and consulting services. PCV Murcor operates in all 50 states Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. PCVMurcor.com

Please contact us with any questions or comments at sales@pcvmurcor.com or 855.819.2828.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Disaster Area Appraisals and Shortages: Harvey, Irma and Jose… and Maria is on the Way

Disaster area appraisals and appraisers are impacted by shortages.

In the wake of the devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and with Jose winding down and Maria winding up, the demand for property inspections and other appraisal services in FEMA designated disaster areas is on the rise, and so are the fees and turn times for these services.

In such times of tragedy, it is easy to respond emotionally, and accuse appraisers and the appraisal community of being opportunistic in setting prices and delivery dates. But, disaster areas pose objective challenges to appraisers. Damaged, blocked and flooded roadways inhibit an appraiser’s ability to access and inspect the subject property, comparable properties and relevant neighborhoods. Closure of municipal buildings, and power and telecommunications outages, make it difficult to gather critical market data. And, then there are fuel shortages. All of these factors add time and cost to the appraisal process.

The best advice to lenders is to keep open lines of communication with appraisers and appraisal management companies regarding the evolving challenges in these disaster areas, so you can set reasonable expectations for your borrowers and sales teams.

Want more information on the Florida and Texas counties designated by FEMA as disaster areas requiring individual assistance? See the following links:

Need more information on partnering with PCV Murcor to obtain appraisal services in disaster areas? Contact us at (855) 819-2828.

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