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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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Apr 17, 2016

What is it like to be both a home inspector and an appraiser.  Lanny balances  both, but it is is tricky.  

Apr 13, 2016

We often take the little things for granted.  If you are striving for better efficiencies, planning ahead for bad weather is an important part of the process.  What do you do when it is raining outside?  

Apr 10, 2016

Joe and I are longtime friends.  Joe will tell you his story and why he loves technology, maybe even more than Dustin.  

Apr 6, 2016

Many appraisers want to expand, but they do not have the physical space to do so.  Can you really hire, train, and manage appraisal help virtually?  

Apr 3, 2016

Ann joins us again discussing her article in the recent Appraisal Today on Big Data.  We all know that Big Data is here to stay, but Ann tells us why appraiser data is the best kind of data.  

Apr 1, 2016

We have opened a second Appraiser Mastermind in Chicago!  It is almost full (as is our Salt Lake Team), but there is another possible option right now in either Los Angeles or Las Vegas.  Listen in to find out what the Dream Team is and why you might want to consider securing your seat.  

Mar 30, 2016

There was quite a reaction in the comments section to this blog post:

https://theappraisercoach.com/appraisal-fees-do-not-tell-the-whole-story/

I found it interesting that the cost of living in an area was cited as an argument that C&Rs ought to be higher depending on where you live.  I responded in the comments, but went into more detail here.

Should your cost of living have an impact on C&R fees?  

Mar 27, 2016

Josh is back and he addresses how regression tools can help, but makes it clear they are not the end all/be all of adjustment support.  Listen in as he describes how regression can be a great tool and it does not have to take a lot of time.  Two links for items discussed in the podcast.

Webinar on Regression

Market Machine Tool

Mar 23, 2016

There were many comments following this recent blog article:

 

Appraisal Fees Do Not Tell the Whole Story

 

Bill was particularly outspoken.  I think he had some thought-provoking ideas, but I am not sure the whole story was explored.  Here is my attempt to address some of the issues. 

Mar 20, 2016

They say there is a shortage of appraisers in Denver, but we sure have interviewed a lot of appraisers from there lately.  Jeff spends a lot of time doing VA stuff and you will love his scary story.  

Mar 16, 2016

Last week, Dustin shared his experience with joining a local gym.  This week, he reveals the gym he joined (hint, it is alluded to in the title) and why you might want to consider it as well.  It seems like the perfect gym for appraisers.  

Mar 13, 2016

We use the term all the time, but do we stop to think about what it means?  A sale is not a comp.  How often do agents and clients use the term? Perhaps we need to be more careful as to how we use it.  

Mar 9, 2016

I have never been what others would refer to as a "fitness guy."  In fact, I a pretty lazy and not very careful about my eating habits.  However, I recently discovered a great surprise when I joined a gym and started to work out.  

Mar 6, 2016

What does an appraiser in the training process have to say about the appraisal profession.  Join us as Dustin interviews Mike Taylor from Austin, TX.  

Mar 2, 2016

I try to see the glass half-full most of the time.  That is not always easy.  Recently, I had an experience with my neighbor that reminded me that we, as appraisers, still have it pretty darn good.  

Mar 2, 2016

What do you do when you pull up to the comp and there are people in the front yard?  Do you take the picture?  Are you required to do so?  What does FHA say about it?

Feb 28, 2016

Issac Peck, Editor of Working RE Magazine, joins us to discuss his recent article:

 

The Decline of Appraisers

 

This is a short, informative article that really nails down the problem facing the future population of appraisers and (more importantly) what we can do about it.  In the article, Issac gives a call to action.  Here is the contact information you will need to participate:

 

Appraisers are encouraged to submit their (concise and considered) comments to the AQB before the March 31, 2016 deadline: Email: aqbcomments@appraisalfoundation.org or mail to: Appraiser Qualifications Board, The Appraisal Foundation, 1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 1111, Washington, DC 20005.

Feb 24, 2016

As appraisers, we often defer to other professionals (home inspectors, mold experts, engineers, etc) to pass off questionable items.  When it comes time to do the final, do we reinspect?  Can we trust the other professional's opinion?  

Feb 21, 2016

Meet Ken; a new appraiser following in his father's footsteps, but not really.  Ken is a forward-thinking appraiser you will not want to miss.  

Feb 17, 2016

A question was recently posed by Joan Trice regarding who is responsible for making sure the appraiser is paid Customary and Reasonable fees.  Is it the client?  Is it the appraiser themselves?  Let's explore it.  

Feb 14, 2016

Dave Towne (dtowne@fidalgo.net) is back to let us know about a little known provision in TRID which REQUIRES an estimate of value from the borrower before the appraisal process takes place.  This could lead to some interesting situations.  

Feb 10, 2016

What is the proper way to go about hiring employees and contractors to help in an appraisal office?  Can you hire a Tier III person out of the box?  It is important to not only get the right people on the bus (and the wrong people off the bus), but to put them in the right seats.  

Feb 7, 2016

Can you believe the Appraiser Coach Podcast has been a thing for a year now?  To celebrate, the tables are turned and Dustin is interviewed for a change.  Find out more about what makes Dustin Harris tick and hear some funny stories you have never heard before.  Special thanks to Matt Frentheway for being our guest host for this episode.  

Feb 3, 2016

It comes up once in a while among appraisers; which vehicle is the best one for an appraiser?  Since we spend a lot of time in our cars, it is an important consideration.  Also in this episode; to lease or to buy?

Jan 31, 2016

Seems like many of our willing appraisers are coming out of Florida.  Brian has only been a business owner 3 days when this was recorded and he is on fire!

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