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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.