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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Mar 22, 2017

Have one-off tasks that need to get done, but you do not want to hire someone full or part time to do it?  Introducing a great service Dustin uses called  

Mar 19, 2017

Every once in a while, Dustin slows down to catch up on listener mail.  Today is that day.  If you have any questions or comments for Dustin, please email him at

Mar 15, 2017

A few weeks ago, Dustin tacked the question of whether or not an unintended user should be able to file a state board complaint.  Today, he picks up on whether or not a borrower should be able to sue an appraiser.  The answer may surprise and delight you.

Mar 12, 2017

Jake Hamilton, Veteran and Licensed appraiser joins us to talk about his story.  Wait till you hear about appraising the wrong house... twice! 

Mar 8, 2017

You understand the Law of Delegation.  If you want to work smarter, you find others to help you, but how does it work in reality?  Sometimes the boots-on-the-ground application can be difficult.  Listen as Dustin shares a few principles to consider as you apply delegation within your office.  

Mar 5, 2017

Tim is back with us to help us understand what a misleading appraisal report may or may not be.  You might be surprised.  

Mar 3, 2017

All Star Team members have always had access to a full-eight page newsletter (called "The Playbook" each month.  Whether they chose the digital or hardcopy versions, it has always been something they have had to sit down and read.  Well, for busy appraisers who spend a lot of time in their cars, the audio version is now here.  Take it with you as you travel to and from appraisal inspections or while you work in the office.  Now, you can get all of the great content on how to be more successful as an appraisal business owner in your earbuds.  

Mar 1, 2017

What is the best vehicle for appraisal inspections?  Dustin explores three principles to consider using a recent purchase he made as a springboard.  Even if you are not currently in need of a new vehicle, this episode is worth a listen.  It  might change your mind.  

Feb 26, 2017

He claims to have "kissed the Blarney Stone" twice.  Originally from Ireland, but mostly raised in Boston and Maine, Joe now makes his home in South Carolina.  You will enjoy hearing about how he built a business of 10 appraisers and is now back down to just himself.  

Feb 22, 2017

Do you have the same problem Dustin encounters; being relied upon too much around the office?  Don't you just wish your employees would do more things on their own?  Perhaps this little acronym might help; WWYD

Feb 19, 2017

Fannie Mae made an announcement recently concerning unsupervised inspections by trainees. Actually, it was not a new announcement, but a clarification. What does this mean for the appraisal profession moving forward? Craig Morley is here to walk us through it. 

Feb 15, 2017

What a way to celebrate the 200 episode of the Appraiser Coach Podcast; with an episode about crap.  Well, as the saying goes, "Crap Happens," but how do you handle those days that are just, well, crappy?

Feb 12, 2017

Picking up where we left off last time, Brian Mathews helps us get a better understanding of USPAP and why we do the things we do as appraisers.

Feb 8, 2017

Dustin gets emails weekly from individuals who want to become an appraiser, but cannot find a mentor.  If you are in that boat, listen up while Dustin gives you a few tips.  

Feb 5, 2017

What do you do when the State Board approaches you with a complaint?  It is not as unusual as you might think and there are things you should do and things you should not.  Tim Andersen is here to guide us through the process.

Feb 1, 2017

Dustin just can't let it go!  In Episode 185, he attacked the Appraisersaurus's of our profession, but today he hits it again.  Just because your business model may be different than mine does not mean you are right and I am wrong.  Or does it?

Jan 29, 2017

Brain Mathews from California joins us today for a new game; USPAP Myth or Truth? How often do we blame USPAP or rely on USPAP to just justify the things we do.  Sometimes we may be right.  Other times we may not.  Let's find out what is true and what is myth with regard to USPAP.

Jan 25, 2017

Do we (or our employees) sometimes have the wrong idea when it comes to "job security?"  Is a bi-monthly paycheck safer than being self-employed?  Are we sometimes afraid to move forward as an appraiser business owner because we somehow owe our employees a "secure job?"

Jan 22, 2017

We are all familiar with the USPAP confidentiality rule.  We are obviously committed to keeping all rules, but are we actually breaking the rule when we show our report to other individuals within or outside our offices?  Tim Andersen is here to clear some things up.  

Jan 18, 2017

There are appraisers out there who get highly offended when we say, "Appraisal Industry."  "It is a 'profession,'" they say.  Let's look at those words a bit more closely.    

Jan 15, 2017

Meet Brendan Campbell from Boston, Mass.  Brendan is a colorful guy with a lot to say about the future of appraising and a dog bite to boot.  

Jan 11, 2017

Dustin often gets the criticism that when you delegate to others, your quality goes down.  Today, Dustin refutes those claims and shows how the exact opposite happens.  

Jan 8, 2017

Dave Towne, our friend from Washington State, joins Dustin again to discuss a few ideas on how appraisers might improve the quality of their reports.  Some of these you will want to employ and others will have no appeal to you, but all should at least consider these.  If you want to get Dave's emails, send your name and state of residence to



Jan 4, 2017

Dustin often refers to Tier I employees, Tier II employees, and Tier III employees.  What does he mean by that?  Today, Dustin explains the terms and describes a bit more about how his office works.  

Jan 1, 2017

Tim Andersen joins us again for a look at the current state of the appraisal profession.  He makes some important observations and gives us some opinion on what the next generation of appraisers (including current appraisers) needs to learn and employ.  

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