It is quite possible that real estate appraisers put their lives at risk every day when we take comp photos; and for what? With today's technology, it is really still necessary for appraisers to take live photos of comparable sales and risk being chased down, threatened, or even harmed by a home owner? What will it take before Fannie and Freddie and the rest see the danger in this activity? Mark joins Dustin to discuss. #AppraiserLivesMatter #NoMoreCompPhotos
Gerry sits down with us at the Valuation Expo to tell why appraising for the Veteran's Administration is different than working with other lenders. Also, he reveals how to do it.
The Appraiser Coach was live and on the floor of the 2016 Valuation Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. Listen in as your fellow appraisers from all over the country talk about what the Val Expo is all about. Spirits among appraisers are not low... at least not those who attended this year's Expo.
There were some changes this year at the Valuation Expo. Who better to find out about them and where things are headed in the future than to talk to Joan and Steve who head this all up.
Many appraisers are running small, 1-2 person, shops. Some appraisers want to grow their businesses again. Craig is an example of an appraiser who has done just that.
Dustin just finished a great book by Greg McKeown called Essentialism. It is about what you might guess, given the title; the essentials. We spend a great deal of our day dealing with stuff (physical and mental) that really does not matter. This book teaches how to recognize it and focus on what is truly important.
In Episode 059, Rob Bodkin shared with us a bit about his life's journey and how he loved being a staff appraiser. Well, Rob is now back to fee appraising. Why? What happened and what was the transition like?
What do two types of fertilizer/weed killer have to do with appraisals? Not much, but they have everything to do with running a successful appraisal office.