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March Luncheon 2024

  • 05 Mar 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virginia Housing: 4224 Cox Rd, Glen Allen VA 23060


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Don't miss our lunch event on Tuesday, March 5th 2024, featuring Certified Home Appraisers Troy Kaster, and Matt Williams, owners of Premier Home Appraisals!

Join us for an interactive session where they will share their expertise on home appraisals in today's low-inventory market.

Our luncheon will be an information-packed opportunity that brings the nuts and bolts of residential property appraisal right to your fingertips.

Premier Home Appraisals is the first and only independent home appraisal company approved by GSE's, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, for value acceptance and property data collection services. They offer lenders property data collection and order fulfillment by trained and licensed appraisers. Don't wait; secure your spot now to avoid any surprises in the home appraisal process!


  • Early Bird $5 for members - and $10 with (half proceeds going to VAMPAC)
  • Early Bird $25 for non-members
  • Standard Registration (after February 28th): $15 for members and $35 for non-members
  • Sponsorship opportunities at $250 each

Topics will include:

  • What qualifies as square footage? Understanding the new ANSI measurements and square footage requirements.
  • Condition ratings - Updated versus remodeled versus renovated.
  • Quantifying upgrades – where does the value really lie.
  • Common FHA deficiencies (the 3 S’s - Safety, Security, Soundness) 
  • Red flag triggers with Collateral Underwriter
  • How are adjusted values reconciled?
  • Not happy with the value estimate – The best method for submitting a reconsideration of value.
  • Modern data collection methods and Appraisal waivers - FNMA Value Acceptance and Freddie Mac Ace + PDR

Meet our Speaker Matt Williams

In 2011, Matt joined Premier Home Appraisals, marking the beginning of a journey defined by professionalism, dedication, and community involvement. Having attended Old Dominion University on a swimming scholarship and graduating from Pensacola State College, Matt brought with him a wealth of knowledge and a strong work ethic to the company.

Driven by a passion for real estate and a commitment to excellence, Matt obtained his Certified Residential Appraiser license in 2013, solidifying his expertise in the field. Since then, Premier Home Appraisals has flourished, and Matt proudly owns and operates Premier Home Appraisals – RHR, serving Richmond, Hampton Roads Peninsula, and Hampton Roads Southside offices. Through meticulous attention to detail and a dedication to accuracy, Premier Home Appraisals has earned a reputation for delivering reliable valuation services throughout the region.

A firm believer in the importance of nurturing talent, Matt has successfully trained three licensed appraisers, imparting his knowledge and expertise to the next generation of industry professionals.

Matt's dedication to excellence extends beyond the confines of the appraisal office. As a passionate advocate for community outreach, he devotes his time to teaching classes to local agents and mortgage companies, ensuring they are well-informed on current appraisal methodology. His involvement as a Board Member of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce LEAD program underscores his commitment to driving economic growth and development in the region. In addition to his professional and community engagements, Matt is also a Vice President Board Member of the 757 Swim Team, a reflection of his lifelong dedication to the sport and his desire to support youth development and recreational activities within the community.

Matt, along with his beautiful wife and daughter, has called Virginia home since 2000, where they have immersed themselves in the vibrant local communities. As a family man and a business leader, Matt remains steadfast in his commitment to excellence, integrity, and community engagement, ensuring that Premier Home Appraisals – RHR continues to thrive as a beacon of excellence in the real estate industry.

Meet our Speaker Troy Kaster

Troy started his career in real estate appraisal in 2001 as an Appraiser Trainee, assisting with field inspections in the Washington, DC Metro Area. In 2002, he joined RHR Appraisals, where he gained the necessary experience and education to become a Certified Residential Appraiser. In2007, he founded Premier Home Appraisals. His greatest pride comes from mentoring Matt, who is also his brother-in-law.

Troy was born in Manassas, VA, and has lived in various locations in Northern Virginia, including Herndon, Warrenton, Manassas, Fairfax, Haymarket, and Lake Frederick. He holds a Degree in Fire Science from Northern Virginia Community College and served as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT for 15 years. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, trail running, participating in Spartan races, attending CAPS games, skiing, and spending time with his family in the mountains of Asheville, NC.

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