For several years, Dustin has not set New Year's Resolutions precisely because they statistically do not work. Here is a better way.
You probably hate the MC Addendum, but do you dislike it as much as Dave? Listen in as we discuss the common mistakes appraisers are making with the MC Addendum. Our discussions centers around this WorkingRE article:
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Merry Christmas to all. Remember to take some time to be with your families and loved ones during this season.
Jacob began appraising with his Father in Law many years ago and together they have a booming business in Northern California. Wait till you hear about the most disturbing thing that has ever happened to him as an appraiser.
"Back in my day...." How many of you remember the days of 35 mm cameras and no MLS? Take a walk back in time with an appraiser.
It is a common problem among appraisers; burnout. We all get depressed and down in the dumps sometimes. Ann is here to help us cheer up a bit with some great advice on how to look at your business and remain hopeful.
What if an appraiser spends an entire career building up a successful appraisal business only to get disabled and be unable to fill the role of the inspector? Does the ADA allow such an appraiser to hire another person to inspect vicariously?
Ernie Durbin in about as expert in valuation as anyone. Today, he talks to us about Alternative Valuation Products (desktops and other such work products). These are becoming more and more prominent. Should more appraisers be considering these types of services? Here are the articles Ernie mentions:
Stephanie Coleman's article is attached.
One of the mistakes many appraisers make is bidding an appraisal based on the job as a unit rather than the time and effort that might go into it. Strangely, we are one of the few professions that look at our work that way. Instead, we should judge what we do based on a per hour basis. But, how do you properly bid a job to know you are well compensated before you even begin. There is a proven trick we can utilize.
It's another Appraiser Story episode. Today, we talk with Pam Herre from Colorado.
I get asked frequently how a one-person appraisal office takes it up a notch and brings on employees. It is a process with a lot on the line. Listen in as Dustin gives a few helpful tips on how to do it right. For more, in-depth information on how to hire right, consider the Go Create Some Value Workshop: https://theappraisercoach.com/workshop/
Another appraiser stories with a pharmacist turned appraiser. This guy has been doing this a long time. Take a listen to some great wisdom from an experienced appraiser.
Is a full email inbox driving you crazy? Dustin shares a few tips and trick on how to clear it out and get your piece of mind back again.
Can you be successful without a college degree? Brianne tells us a little bit about how she made it work and shares some unique things about appraising in a very rural market.
Human beings (including appraisers) are constantly living between two extremes. Our shortcomings often come when we try to 'close the gap' prematurely. Sometimes, life between the extremes is where the growth takes place.
Another in our Appraiser Stories series. Dave Morris is an appraiser and surfer-dude from San Diego. Listen as he tells about the time he was inspecting a house and the cops showed up.
I was recently asked by a fellow-appraiser if I actually did the things I suggest to others. It is a great question. The HONEST answer is in this episode.
Sometimes we put the cart before the horse when it comes to hiring. Are you hiring to further your business model or to accomodate a certain individual. Dustin gives an analogy to show when we should hire and when we should hold off.
Do you inspect the outside first or the inside? There are pros and cons to both.
Just in time for Halloween, Jason tells of the spookiest appraisal inspection I think I have ever heard of. Buckle in. Turn down the lights, and enjoy Jason's Romantic Halloween Adventure!
Your job as an appraiser and/or a business owner is not to make other's problems go away. However, a little empathy and validation can go a long way to make things better when we are faced with challenges.
Mike is a forward-thinking appraiser with some ideas about Customary and Reasonable. Perhaps we need to retire the word "Customary" and just go with "Reasonable." Further, he has written about how to determine Reasonable in a way that is... well... pretty reasonable.
What is the best ladder to use on FHA or VA appraisal attic inspections? I think it might be this one:
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a staff appraiser? Rob Bodkin has been both a fee appraiser and a staff appraiser. Find out why he likes the later more.