Friday, October 14, 2011

The Appraisal Institute has published my new book

Soft cover, 122 pages

ISBN: 978-1-935328-22-3

Stock Number:0751M
Fraud Prevention for Commercial Real Estate Valuation
Vernon Martin, CFE
Appraisal Institute
Price: $45.00
Member Price: $35.00
Plus shipping and handling

Direct link to Appraisal Institute book ordering web site:

This is the Institute's description of the book:

"Mortgage and investment fraud are at an all-time high and there are serious consequences for appraisers who become involved in suspicious transactions. This book describes common methods of deception used in fraudulent schemes involving commercial properties and land. It presents various situations and conflicts of interest that have the potential to exploit the appraisal process for dishonest purposes.

Appraisers who can detect fraud can protect themselves from relying on inaccurate information that could compromise the valuation analysis. By thinking critically and challenging assumptions, commercial appraisers can keep out of trouble, whether it is trouble for themselves or for others who rely on their work.

Order now and arm yourself against real estate fraud!

A note to my most faithful readers:

My previous book, "Lessons from Losses in Commercial Real Estate", is being retired due to my new venture with the Appraisal Institute. Although the overlap between the two books is small, the Appraisal Institute does not want me to compete with them with another book, and that is fair.