Lunch & Learn: Are appraisals the next big opportunity in mortgage fulfillment?

This Lunch & Learn for mortgage lenders will explore the evolution of the appraisal process as well as opportunities for innovation.

Why brokerages and mortgage lenders are rushing into JVs

Joint ventures are suddenly stitched into the fabric of a handful of national brokerages. But the idea of the joint venture collides with the loose, informal networks that color the American housing economy.

How to simplify the appraisal process for everyone in today’s hot market

While the world might be slowly getting back to normal, the housing boom is far from over. Appraisers need to make sure they have the right tools to manage the high demand.

Robert Dietz on why the single-family rental market is growing

In this episode of HousingWire Daily, NAHB's Robert Dietz explains why the marketshare of single-family rentals is growing despite strong homebuyer demand. He also discusses the NAHB’s latest Housing Market index.

Awards

2020 Rising Star: Russell Smith

HouseCanary Director of Real Estate Strategy

Russell Smith
HouseCanary Director of Real Estate Strategy, Age: 31

Russell Smith’s leadership enables HouseCanary to provide nationwide reach for enterprise customers, including institutional investors, big single-family rental owner-operators, banks and financial institutions and their consumer clients. During Smith’s two and a half years at HouseCanary, he has moved up quickly. Initially hired as product marketing manager, he immediately shifted into industry relations to champion HouseCanary’s multiple listing service partners and ensure that HouseCanary’s products and initiatives are in line with the broader industry’s best interests. Today, Smith heads up industry relations and the HouseCanary brokerage team. When he first took on this role, HouseCanary was only registered as a real estate brokerage in Washington, D.C. Within a year under Smith’s leadership, HouseCanary celebrated earning brokerage licenses in all 50 states. Smith is also now responsible for the day-to-day operations of this nationwide brokerage, and he’s scaling out in-market operations while continuing to build and manage partnerships with HouseCanary’s largest clients across the real estate landscape. 

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 
“‘Take the job seriously, not yourself.’ Building transformative products and businesses is hard work that takes collaboration and conflict resolution within teams. You have to take the work seriously, but never personally.”

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