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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.

Oct 28, 2015

Do you inspect the outside first or the inside?  There are pros and cons to both.  

Dana Snyder
over six years ago

I am an inside out appraiser. I started doing this after having to spend time to get a few bugs out of a customers house that had latched onto me as I was measuring their property first. A couple of spiders had found a temporary riding spot on my pants and when I got inside they decided to look for a new spot to live. After this episode I decided that I would do the insides first and then do the outside last so that the bug go with me instead of to the inside of the customers home.

Steve Brenner
six and a half years ago

My process is somewhat different. I like to start outside taking my photos, then take all my interior photos, then go back outside and measure the dwelling and finally back inside to put the room layout in the sketch and get any answers I may need to items I found during the inspection. It may seem like I'm in and out a lot, but, it has worked for my this way for over 18 years now and the homeowner has never complained. I typically explain my process when I knock on the door and ask which door they can leave unlocked so I can come and go as necessary.