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

Appraiser Diet

  I don’t know about you, but I eat out for lunch nearly every day. We appraisers are on the road a lot, and eating out is typically the easiest … Read More

USPAP and Questions on Confidentiality

In the context of a real estate appraisal, especially a residential real estate appraisal for a lender thru an AMC, what is confidential?  First, look at USPAP’s definition of confidential … Read More

Appraisers and Phones

It is rare for appraisers to meet potential or existing clients face-to-face. As technology dominates the business world, most, if not all, orders are obtained through email or phone. It … Read More