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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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Jun 21, 2017

Probably the easiest, fastest hack to start being more efficient and effective as a real estate appraiser is the dual monitor computer set up.  Oh, it will also help you to get on that path to a paperless appraisal office as well.  

Jun 18, 2017

Coming in January of 2018 is a new AO.  Advisory Opinion #37 is all about computer assisted tools for appraisers.  What do you need to know about CATs?  Jared Priesler from Datamaster is here to tell us all about it.  Oh, and here is the link to the blog post he wrote on it:

http://www.datamasterusa.com/advisory-opinion-37

Jun 14, 2017

You need to be doing staff meetings (even if you only have one employee).  This trick will improve the way you do staff meetings as a real estate appraiser business owner.  

Jun 11, 2017

By now, you have heard about the lawsuit between the Federal Trade Commission and the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board. Legal documents can be a bit confusing. Tim Andersen joins Dustin again to help explain what is going on, describe some of the possible outcomes, explain why this is important to real estate appraisers nationwide, and encourage us to get involved.  If you want the 5,000 foot view of what's happening, this is the podcast for you!

Jun 7, 2017

We have all dealt with "that agent."  What do you do when you have to deal with difficult real estate agents or brokers?  What about reminding them that you are also a "Realtor?"

Jun 5, 2017

Dustin is often asked about online marketing, mostly for non-lender work.  He did a show a few years ago with Michael Hobbs on this issue that is worth another listen.  If you are wanting to do anything with online and/or social media, this episode is for you.  

May 31, 2017

Dustin has never been shy about his hatred for taking comp photos.  Some think they are a great idea.  It is one thing to think comp photos are good for your personal appraisal business, but do you have to advocate that the rest of us be required to do it too?

May 28, 2017

It has been predicted for years, AVMs to replace appraisers.  So far, no dice, but has the appraiser's time finally come?  Isaac Peck, Editor of WorkingRE Magazine joins us to discuss.

May 26, 2017

The Appraiser Coach has had the All Star Team and the Dream Team Mastermind for years.  Now, it is time for something in between.  Introducing The Appraiser Academy; an interactive, online group of appraisers learning and helping others to succeed.  Learn more here:

https://theappraisercoach.com/membership-options/ 

May 24, 2017

The Appraiser Coach recently made a trip across the pond.  Between bangers and mash and crumpets and tea, he learned a few things about himself and his appraisal business.  Some good.  Some not so much.  

May 21, 2017

Tim Andersen is back. Today, we tackle the second half of 16 Unacceptable Appraisal Practices according to Fannie Mae. What are they and how can we avoid them? The full list can be found in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide: https://www.fanniemae.com/content/guide/sel022316.pdf

May 17, 2017

Appraisers are working too hard.  There is a smarter way to work.  Stop working weekends and start setting up your business to run like an actual business.  

May 14, 2017

If you have not heard the name, you certainly have heard about the technology.  Exos is the new system Servicelink is using to manage appraisal orders.  There have been a lot of myths surrounding this new technology and Danny Wiley, from Exos and Servicelink, is here to answer our questions.  Even if you do not work for Servicelink, you will want to listen to this episode because Exos is open to other clients that you may work for.  

May 10, 2017

Should you be on Facebook?  As a fellow appraiser, Dustin says "Yes," and here are several reason why. 

May 7, 2017

Tim Andersen is back.  Today, we tackle the first half of 16 Unacceptable Appraisal Practices according to Fannie Mae.  What are they and how can we avoid them?  The full list can be found in the Fannie Mae Selling Guide:

https://www.fanniemae.com/content/guide/sel022316.pdf

May 3, 2017

It is just nice to say, "Well, you have a lovely home," right?  Does that type of compliment verge on putting yourself, as an unbiased appraiser, in a position that could come back to haunt you?

Apr 30, 2017

They say attitude is everything, so why do some appraisers seem to have such bad ones?  Dustin explores the challenges facing today's valuation professionals and how choice plays a part in success.  

Apr 26, 2017

Running a business is hard, but sometimes the most obvious things are overlooked by us.  Those small things can make all the difference in our success.  

Apr 23, 2017

Mark is a colorful guy and it is always a pleasure to have him on.  Today, he sounds off on AMCs, fees, and some of the other problems he sees with the appraisal profession.  

Apr 19, 2017

Here is an app that works in the background.  You never have to remember to hit your triptometer again.  www.mileiq.com

Apr 16, 2017

Murray Berg, long time appraiser and member of the Appraiser Coach's Dream Team Mastermind joins us to tell his story. Guess which famous clown's house he appraised?  

Apr 12, 2017

We spend time in the private domains of individuals.  Sometimes, we see or experience embarrassing things.  What do you do in those situations?  Comment below and let us know what you have seen and what you have done.  

Apr 9, 2017

Tim is back to teach us a little something about Highest and Best Use.  It may be the most important step in the appraisal process.  What is it, how do you do it, and what happens if you do it wrong?

Apr 5, 2017

A few weeks ago, Dustin described his opinion of the perfect appraiser vehicle.  Today, we take a break from the hard hitting stuff to talk about how to organize a vehicle to be as efficient as possible in the appraisal field.  Please share your ideas below.  

Apr 2, 2017

We are all, hopefully, on the watch for identity fraud, but are our appraisal reports considered 'intellectual property?'  Should we be copyrighting our reports?

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