It is a common mistake appraisal business owners make; they hire the best, train them well, and then leave them alone. No matter how good your employees and contractors are, this is a recipe for disaster. In this episode, Dustin gives some helpful tips on how you can stay in touch with your appraisal staff and keep your business running smoothly.
Craig is not your typical appraiser. He has two branches and is looking to add a third. He is a professional in every sense of the word and is heavily involved in making the appraisal profession a better place. Every appraiser who is interested in growth should listen to this episode.
When you find something that works, it is easy to slip into a mindset that is unfair. You start to think it works without trial and error and that it works the same for everyone. Dustin does his best to teach true principles, but sometimes forgets that it does not happen overnight.
What is it like to appraise in the Great White North? Leigh shares some crazy stories and why appraising in Canada is different than in the US.
What does it mean to have integrity? How can we better do what we say we will do as appraisers?
Sometimes we don't know what we don't know. For appraisers who do work for Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs), it is important to understand what their role really is. John Dingeman, Chief Appraiser at Landmark (www.landmarknetwork.com) joins us to explain. John was an independent fee appraiser before he worked for an AMC and helps answer the hard questions.
Sometimes it is easy to slip into a mode where all we think about is lender work. Well, we are valuation professionals and there is a whole world of other products out there that we can (and should) be doing.
Episode 089 Carrying a Firearm on Appraisal Inspections generated more traffic than any other episode. There was a also a lot of buzz online about that topic. The biggest criticism surrounded whether or not an appraiser had the right to carry a firearm in another person's house without permission. It is an interesting question. Chris was kind enough to join us and give his perspective.