Hire Slowly and Fire Quickly

As part of your appraisal business, how slowly should your hire?  How quickly should you fire? Since we are human, we tend not to look at hiring someone to fill … Read More

Should Adjustments Actually Be Done?

How much credit should we give ourselves when it comes to making adjustments? Making adjustments is controversial. USPAP says nothing about adjustments – it does not require us to make … Read More

Appraiser Integrity

No, I am not talking about USPAP, confidentially, or unbiased value evaluation. While these are all important, I am simply talking about doing what you say you will do as … Read More

Appraising Where It is Warmer

There was a point when I was seriously considering the possibility of moving to Belize. I live in a cold climate so the prospect of living in a warmer area … Read More

Being an Appraiser with a Disability

Here are some thoughts on something I know nothing about, but want to get some answers.  How does the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) affect real estate appraisers? This act … Read More

COD At The Door?

In the past, it was common for appraisers to collect their fees directly from the borrower at the time of the property visit (i.e., at the door).  I would take … Read More