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The FCT blog does not represent a single author or opinion. Instead, it represents the collective voice and experience of FCT’s dedicated niche experts.

Lending Professionals

Automated property valuation and the lender experience

Aug 26th, 2021 | By FCT

Successfully operating as a broker or mortgage specialist, or operating a lending institution takes instinct and strategy in an industry where one bad call can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Lending…

Valuation Professionals

What does big data mean for the future of the appraisal industry?

Jun 29th, 2021 | By FCT

Ask the average person in the real estate industry what an appraiser does and they’ll tell you it’s property valuation—visiting a property to gather information on it and assess its value. But…

Valuation Professionals

How is technology changing the valuations industry?

Oct 24th, 2019 | By FCT

In the past, appraisers spent vast amounts of time scouring data sources for public records as well as previous and current listings. To gather information on one property, an appraiser would take…

Valuation Professionals

What role does insurance play in property valuations?

Nov 15th, 2018 | By FCT

Is insurance really a necessary part of your valuation transaction? Absolutely! Insurance plays an important role in the appraisal management process. Guarantees, indemnities and assurance are often included with valuations and have…