The Appraisal Institute’s Mark Hepner, SRA, was featured in a consumer-focused story on KATU-2 (ABC) in Portland, Ore., last week. Hepner warned consumers about discrepancies between home values listed by automated valuation model Web site Zillow.com and those determined by a qualified appraiser. He said Zillow’s “Zestimates” often contain faulty information and neglect to account for home improvements.
Appraisal Institute President-Elect Joe Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, was featured on WebTalkRadio.net, a Web-based radio broadcast site. In the Feb. 18 interview, Magdziarz gave listeners insight on how appraisers work when conducting residential real estate appraisals.
Those stories are among the recent media coverage included in the “AI in the News” feature on the members-only section of the Appraisal Institute Web site.
Other Appraisal Institute members featured in media coverage around the country last week included Richard Wolf, MAI, Michael Silverman, MAI, Louise Jeffers, SRA, and Michael Mignogna, MAI, in The Philadelphia Inquirer; Gail Lissner, SRA, in the Chicago Tribune; Joe Price, MAI, SRA, in the Palm Beach (Fla.) Daily News; Associate member Jay Josephs in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Tommie Burke, SRA, in the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald; and Warren Weathers, SRA, in The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune.
To see the latest media coverage about the real estate valuation profession, the Appraisal Institute and its members, go to the members-only area of the Appraisal Institute Web site at www.appraisalinstitute.org/myappraisalinstitute/Default.aspx and click any of the headlines under “AI in the News.” Media coverage is updated daily and also includes the latest news releases from the Appraisal Institute.