Bill King, Chief Valuation Officer

Service Beyond the Software

At Bradford Technologies, we're committed to providing you the software and support you need to produce your highest quality appraisal report. From our flagship ClickFORMS® software that provides you a powerful, feature-rich software solution that helps you efficiently complete your appraisal report, to our award-winning support staff that quickly and reliably handles your technical issues. Now we're introducing Ask the Chief Appraiser™ support that provides valuation advice on a wide range of subjects to help keep you on track and confident that you're providing the best appraisal report you or your team can produce.

Sometimes you just need a sounding board to double check or verify your valuation process or approach. Now you can ask for guidance from Bradford Technologies' Chief Valuation Officer, Bill King. With over 40 years of industry experience and an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, Bill has a deep well of knowledge to draw from to help you in your appraisal practice. Use our "Ask the Chief Appraiser™" feature to submit a question directly to Bill for him to respond to.

Going beyond supporting the software we produce, we’re here to help you succeed and to produce your highest quality valuation report.


Bradford Technologies Webinars

Previously Recorded Webinars

  New – Avoid Repercussions of Unintended Bias

Webinar featuring Bill King, Chief Valuation Officer at Bradford Technologies. Bill King outlined some of the risks of having unintended bias in your appraisal reports and the responsibilities of appraisers to avoid such terminology

Bill also demonstrates how to check for bias terminology in your reports and how to remove any bias in your photos.

Watch this webinar to reduce your exposure to unintended bias in your appraisals.

— Recorded October 18th, 2022
  Floor Plans for Desktop Appraisals

Webinar featuring Bill King, Chief Valuation Officer at Bradford Technologies and his special guest Scott Reuter, Chief Appraiser for Freddie Mac as they discuss Desktop and Hybrid Appraisals. Also, the differences between desktop and hybrid appraisals and the new floor plan requirements.

Our presentation also included an impressive list of companies that demonstrated their products and services providing appraisers floor plans that meet the needs of the desktops and hybrids, as well as traditional appraisals.

— Recorded March 24th, 2022
  Appraising in a Rapidly Changing Market

Many seasoned appraisers can remember getting pushback when date of sale/time adjustments were made. Today, if we omit them we are more likely to get a revision request than ever before.

Since the beginning of 2020, the world has changed in more ways than we can list, and real estate prices have never increased so quickly across so many markets as they have in the last year. Now, 30 days is a short enough time to warrant looking at whether prices have changed.

In this webinar we discuss the challenges faced by appraisers in keeping up with rapid price movement, identifying and measuring market change. What should we do with sales that close at 20% or more above the listed price? When a listing receives a dozen or more offers, does the winning bidder represent the "most probable" price or the highest possible price?

— Recorded October 7th, 2021
  Top 10 Questions Appraisers are Asking

Since we launched our "Ask the Chief Appraiser" service, we've had some really great questions submitted by appraisers. These challenging questions reaffirm the commitment and integrity with which appraisers approach their assignments. They are a reflection of the complex situations we face and the effort needed to justify and support our opinions. In this webinar we reviewed some of our user submitted questions and the responses that may very well be something you're struggling with right now. See what other appraisers are concerned about as well.

— Recorded August 5th, 2021
  The Story of Appraisal Data – The Past, Present and Future.

Appraisal data has changed so much in a single generation. Bill King and Jeff Bradford present an interesting view of the past, present and future of appraisal data. Remember what appraising was like before the internet, before digital photos and smart phones? Fast forward to today as we enter a post-COVID era where virtual doctor visits are common and many people continue to work from home, collaborating remotely with teammates and creating a more balanced life experience. COVID accelerated the digital transformation of the workplace. How will it change appraisal data?

The story of appraisal data is of course the story of the appraisal profession, watch this informative webinar for a glimpse into the future of data and the future of the residential appraiser.

— Recorded July 8th, 2021
  The Rise & Fall of the 1004MC

Our special guest was Bob Murphy, former Director, Property Valuation and Eligibility at Fannie Mae who joined us for a conversation on the original development of the 1004MC, the challenges experienced with the form, and what residential market data analyses might look like in the post-1004MC appraisal world.

— Recorded June 3rd, 2021
  Artificial Intelligence in Valuation

Our special guest Vin Vomero from Foxy AI joined Bill for a conversation on applications of artificial intelligence in valuation. How artificial intelligence is being applied today to make preliminary determinations of property condition based on a computer analysis of photos and how those determinations are being applied in the world of automated valuation models.

— Recorded May 6th, 2021
  Reconciling Market Value

In this session we will discuss value reconciliation in the Sales Comparison Approach to value and reconciling value from multiple approaches to value.

— Recorded April 8th, 2021
  Multiple Offers & Market Value

Join Bill King, Chief Valuation Officer, as we discuss Multiple Offers & Reconciling Market Value.

— Recorded March 18th, 2021
  Grouped Data Analysis

Join Bill King, Chief Valuation Officer, as we discuss grouped data analysis and secondary data to support adjustments and appraisal conclusions.

— Recorded February 11th, 2021
  Paired Sales Analysis

Let's talk about solving complex appraisal problems. Our series on Appraisal Complexity continues with an introduction to paired sales analysis.

— Recorded December 17th, 2020
  Residential Highest and Best Use

We continue our discussion on Site Complexity – "Residential Highest and Best Use"

— Recorded December 10th, 2020
  Surplus Land vs Excess Land

Let's discuss Surplus Land vs. Excess Land. What's the difference?

— Recorded December 2nd, 2020
  More on Complex Appraisals

This week we'll expand on last week's discussion and focus on real examples of complex properties and suggested solutions.

  • Let's discuss unusual property characteristics such as solar, ADUs, barns and advanced physical depreciation.

— Recorded November 19th, 2020

Next Webinar:   To Be Determined

For the full schedule of Bradford Technologies webinars,
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About Appraisal Issues Webinars

On a regular basis Bill King will conduct webinars that tackle some of today's most challenging appraisal issues. Bill will be dealing with sometimes subtle nuances in valuation that will elevate the quality of your reports or addressing some of today's more controversial topics that result in lively conversations. Join these live webinars for great presentations and opportunities to have your questions or viewpoints addressed.


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About Bill King, CVO

William King is Chief Valuation Officer at Bradford Technologies. Bill has over 40 years of diverse experience in real estate, encompassing brokerage, valuation, finance, consulting and advisory services, and litigation support in which he has provided expert services, testimony and client counseling in cases ranging from single property disputes to national cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of properties.

A licensed real estate broker and certified residential real estate appraiser in Washington State. Bill is a nationally recognized instructor of real estate and appraisal courses and seminars and an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor. His articles and professional papers have been published in many industry publications, and has been quoted by the Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and USA Today.

Bill also has expertise in real estate regulation, data and technology strategies & data standards and standards of professional practice. Many years of teaching, writing for publication and public speaking combined with a long history of practical experience results in a thorough and competent, but down-to-earth and practical style, simultaneously reaching novice and expert alike.