Keynote Panel (CE SESSION)
Our opening session will begin with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac discussing their most recent policy updates including new policies on desktop appraisals. We’ll hear from USDA on their policy and guidelines updates. The agencies will report on the impact of the pandemic on their default rates and how this may impact the real estate market going forward. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will speak to valuation issues related to the recent Amicus Brief on copyright of floor plans.
Each agency will address how they anticipate handling the many challenges facing the appraisal profession including training the next generation of appraisers, introducing new technologies as well a progress report on new reporting formats.
Polls will be interspersed throughout to keep discussions lively and enhance interactivity.