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.
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:
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.
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!
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?"
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.
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?
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
Should you be on Facebook? As a fellow appraiser, Dustin says "Yes," and here are several reason why.
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:
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?
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.
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.
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. �
Here is an app that works in the background. You never have to remember to hit your triptometer again. www.mileiq.com
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?
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.
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?
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.
We are all, hopefully, on the watch for identity fraud, but are our appraisal reports considered 'intellectual property?' Should we be copyrighting our reports?