The Appraiser Coach Podcast

Listen while you drive to and from appraisal inspections as Dustin Harris, The Appraiser Coach, gives you helpful tips, tricks, ideas, and principles which will make you a better appraisal business owner. Dustin has been a successful real estate appraiser for many years. As the Appraiser Coach, he has made it his life's mission to teach other appraisers across the country to also succeed and thrive as real estate appraisal business owners. Join Dustin each week as he keeps you informed with the latest in the appraisal profession, interviews movers and shakers, talks to your peers about what is important to them, and shares with you his secrets to incredible success.
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Oct 26, 2016

Often forgotten, but essential for ongoing relationships and protection as an employer are the regular employee interviews.  Let's talk about why they are so important, how to have them, and how often.

Oct 23, 2016

Our appraisal training process is established on the principle of mentors.  We find and become educated under the tutelage of good teachers.  But what do we do to become more intelligent business owners?  Dustin is a coach of appraisers, but also has a mentor.  Though he runs mastermind groups, he also belongs to other groups.  Why is having a coach so essential to success?

Oct 19, 2016

We all carry smartphones.  Time to whip them out and use them for more than apps and phone calls.  What can taking short video clips on your inspections do for your business?  

Oct 16, 2016

Reconciliation is sometimes taken for granted, but it may be the most important part of the write up.  

Oct 12, 2016

Ashley Hammond is here to tell us what we can expect from the upcoming Val Expo in Las Vegas.  The Expo will be November 10-12 on the Famous Las Vegas Strip. Go to

for more information.  Use "Coach" at checkout for 20% off your purchase.  

Oct 9, 2016

Is your appraisal business ready for whatever comes its way?  Will your office function without you?  Are you ready for retirement or other future events?  Dustin explores all of these issues today.  

Oct 5, 2016

You can now find The Appraiser Coach Podcast on YouTube at

Subscribe now and never miss an episode.  In this episode, Dustin lays out why he has added YouTube as an option and what the difference is between the Video and the Audio versions.  

Oct 2, 2016

What is the history of the Appraisal Summit?  Dustin sits down with several of the movers and shakers of this annual conference to find out where it came from and what makes it unique.  

Sep 28, 2016

If you are asked by a client to appraise more than one parcel at the same time, do you have to do two separate appraisals, or can you combine them?  The answer is, "It depends."  

Sep 25, 2016

There are many reasons to come to the Appraisal Summit and Expo, but a big one is all of the booths in one place.  There are software vendors, AMCs, E&O Providers, and many other interesting offerings.  In this episode, Dustin gives a sampling of what companies were in Vegas this year.  

Sep 21, 2016

Dustin has been pushing appraisal blogs for years.  If you want to be  known as the expert in your area, blogging is where to start.  Gary Kristensen from Portland OR is another success story in blogging.  Listen in as he gives some helpful tips to appraisers who want to blog, but have not yet started.  

Sep 18, 2016

Ever wanted to go to the Appraisal Summit and Expo, but not yet been?  What is it all about?  Is it worth the trip?  Listen in as the participants explain what it is all about.  

Sep 14, 2016

Sometimes that perfect employee just does not work out.  When that happens, it is time to let them go.  Do not hesitate.  Waiting will only cost you money and even cause you more heartache in the long run.  

Sep 11, 2016

In Episode 152, we talked about the why of Hiring Slow and Firing Fast.  Today, Dustin dives deep into the how of Hiring Slow.  What process does Dustin follow when he hires help in his appraisal office?  If you want to hire the right people for the job, this is an episode you must listen to

Sep 7, 2016

Dustin is BIG on the law of delegation.  If he can pay someone less per hour to do something than he makes, he will do it.  What about money?  Does Dustin open his own mail and run to the bank by himself?  

Sep 4, 2016

Mike is here to tell us about the upcoming Summit in Las Vegas in September 2016.  Find out when, where, how much, and even listen to the end for a special coupon.  Dustin will be there with his podcasting equipment.  

Sep 1, 2016

Humans are funny creatures.  We tend to wait till the last minute to do things (even important things) that need done, and not wait long enough for things that need time.  Hiring and firing employee is no different.  Dustin teaches another way.  

Aug 28, 2016

Michael Simmons is a leader in the appraisal profession.  As Co-founder and Co-President of Axis AMC, he is in a perfect position to see where the industry is headed.  Are we about to see more clients allowing trainees to inspect real estate without the supervisor present?  US Bank is leading the way and it appears Wells Fargo and Quicken may be poised to follow.  This is big news.  

Aug 24, 2016

Dustin is big on technology (especially on being mobile).  He is often asked which tablet or smartphone is the best.  Today he answers that question.  

Aug 21, 2016

Tim Andersen is an appraiser, but more importantly he is a teacher.  He is personally involved in the political scene and his here to show us why we should be too.  

Aug 17, 2016

An appraiser inspects the subject.  An appraiser chooses comparables.  An appraiser makes adjustments.  An appraiser reconciles the report.  Right?  What if an appraiser did not make adjustments?  Would it change the outcome?  How accurate would appraisals be without the adjustments?  Can you support your adjustments?  I mean REALLY support your adjustments?  

Aug 14, 2016

Jerin has an interesting outlook on where the appraisal profession may be headed, and you do not want to miss his story of the farmer and the ATV.  Hint:  It involves a gun.  

Aug 10, 2016

What is the future of Dodd-Frank?  Will it matter who gets elected to the Presidency?  Dustin sits down with the Honorable Robert Erlich, former Governor of the State of Maryland to discuss where things are headed and how they impact appraisers.  Stay tuned to the end as he gives some sound advice to appraisers who are also parents.  

Aug 7, 2016

Didn't make it to the 2016 Valuation Expo in Baltimore, MD, but want to get a taste for who was there?  Take a few minutes and be introduced (or reintroduced) to the numerous companies who were represented.  

Aug 3, 2016

Ernie is always an interesting character to talk to.  He has some insightful comments about the current state of the appraisal profession and what we should be doing to attract new people into the valuation space.  

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