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Dart Board Newsletter - January 2018

Hi everyone, welcome to our first Dart Board of 2018! I hope your year is off to a great start. This year marks Dart’s 25th anniversary, and in each edition of Dart Board I’ll share a little bit of backstory on how the company and valuation industry have evolved since our founding in 1993. For this issue, I’d also like to recap Dart’s 2017 and share information on big compliance changes coming this year for AMCs.

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Dart Appraisal Celebrates 25th Anniversary

January 9, 2018 - Dart Appraisal is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In a marketplace where the majority of competitors were established following the real estate crash of 2008, Dart Appraisal is proud to have been providing full-service appraisal management solutions since 1993.

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Dart Board Newsletter - December 2017

I hope everyone has been having a great month and is enjoying the holiday season thus far! We started this newsletter in December 2016, and I’ve really enjoyed the communication I’ve shared with so many of you based on the content in each issue. For this month’s edition, I wanted to finish our deep dive into Dart’s file management flow by walking you through our quality control process. I’ll also share some updates on our company as a whole, including an exciting milestone next year.

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Dart Appraisal Announces Vice President of Finance

December 6, 2017 - Dart Appraisal has named Christie Visconti to its executive team as Vice President of Finance. In this role, she will oversee finance, accounting and human resources for Dart Appraisal.

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Dart Board Newsletter - November 2017

Welcome to the November issue of our Dart Board newsletter. As 2018 moves ever closer into view, I wanted to share information on how we set our pricing each year. I'll also continue with our "behind the scenes" look into Dart's processes, this time covering the management of our appraiser panel.

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HouseCanary and Dart Appraisal Partner to Innovate on the Agile Appraisal™ Platform

October 26, 2017 - HouseCanary, the leading provider of modern valuation and appraisal solutions, announced a partnership with top appraisal management company Dart Appraisal that will accelerate the growth of the HouseCanary Agile Appraisal™ Platform, a fast, flexible valuation platform with full USPAP and FIRREA compliance. Dart Appraisal will continue to optimize Agile Appraisal™'s industry-leading speed of appraisal turnaround by leveraging Dart appraisers to fulfill Agile Appraisal™ orders.

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Dart Board Newsletter - October 2017

Hi everyone, hope you all have been having a great month so far. For the October edition of Dart Board, I wanted to give you a behind the scenes look into one of our most critical operations processes, and discuss how it affects your appraisal orders. I also wanted to share a few updates on our appraiser panel development.

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Dart Board Newsletter - September 2017

We've got a few days until it's officially fall, but as soon as Labor Day is in the rearview mirror it seems we mentally move right into autumn. I hope everyone had a great summer, and academic years have started off on a positive note for those of you whose families are back in the school routine. For this issue of Dart Board, I wanted to share information about Disaster Area Inspection Reports. With the recent devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and also by wildfires in the West, we're getting a lot of questions around what products should be used following a disaster.

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Article: Is Green Worth the Green? Appraising Energy-Efficient Homes

September 2017, Scotsman Guide - Energy costs, advances in technology, environmental concerns or the desire to be on the cutting edge all have driven advances in what are called "green" homes. Evaluating the value of green home features and improvements can be difficult, however, which can sometimes make it tough for originators to get loans approved on energy-efficient homes. Green appraisals require close coordination between everyone involved in the lending process, from originators and appraisers to construction professionals.

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Dart Board Newsletter - August 2017

Welcome to the August edition of Dart Board. In this issue, I wanted to delve into an AMC’s compliance responsibilities, including how we handle compliance here at Dart.

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Dart Appraisal Announces Vice President of Compliance & Process Control

August 17, 2017 - Dart Appraisal today announced the promotion of Tracey Volltrauer to Vice President of Compliance and Process Control. Volltrauer, who previously served as Dart’s Director of Compliance, has been with the company since 2010.

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Dart Board Newsletter - July 2017

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! For this month's edition of Dart Board, I wanted to take a look at how the industry is trending, and also share some stats on Dart Appraisal's performance through the first half of 2017.

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