Real Value Group founder and Chief Appraiser, Blaine Feyen, started RVG in 2005 after years of running one of the largest residential and commercial real estate appraisal firms in the country.
Before founding the Real Value Group, Blaine lead a large residential and commercial appraisal firm to exponential growth while also starting another entrepreneurial venture offering business training and coaching to new and existing appraisers within the firm. During that time, Blaine developed one of the most comprehensive Appraiser training programs the industry had seen up to that point.
Blaine’s appraiser training programs covered aspects of the appraisal profession typically not taught in licensing courses and mentoring programs. The courses covered topics such as sales and marketing, social media, business development, utilizing the latest technology, public speaking, using video technology for appraising, prospecting for new business, mindsets for success, optimizing an office, using virtual assistants, developing a web presence, podcasting and using video for success, mentoring other appraisers, vital communication skills for Appraisers, and how to work ‘on’ your business while working ‘in’ your business.
Blaine founded the Real Value Group in 2005 with a vision of having a collaborative office of like minded appraisers and professionals from other industries all under one roof. The idea worked even better than first planned! Real Value Group became a business incubator for success minded individuals from several industries. Blaine has mentored and personally trained more than 10 appraisers since 2005, most of whom have gone on to build their own successful appraisal firms.