Appraisers and the Golden Rule

As all appraisers are human, we are bound to make mistakes. I personally have never had a perfect appraisal report, and I think you would be hard-pressed to find a … Read More

How To Charge Cancellation Fees

You’ve been driving for more than an hour and a half to your appraisal appointment. So, you decide to call the client and let them know you’re almost there – … Read More

Get In Front of Problems

Well folks, I just had what I call a “kneecap to kneecap” meeting with one of my key employees. This is an individual who has been with me for a … Read More

Age is Relative

You might have noticed a certain theme running through some of my recent blog posts. I’ve been focusing on the fundamentals of real estate appraisal; the importance of location, differentiating … Read More

Location, Location, Location

It’s one of the oldest sayings in the industry and you’ve all heard it a million times before. “What are the three biggest rules of real estate? Location, location, location.” … Read More

Price vs Value

  Nobody can deny that there are a lot of issues plaguing the appraisal industry at the moment. I want to talk about one issue that I sometimes see: the … Read More

The Tiered Appraisal Office

If you’ve not read “Good to Great” by Jim Collins yet, then I highly recommend that you do so. It’s been a few years now since I read it myself, … Read More

It Could Be Worse

I want to talk to you today about something that’s been in my thoughts recently – a question of our mindset as appraisers, if you will – that was brought on … Read More