Realtors Are Professionals Too

As an appraiser, you’re a real estate professional and you are in the business of valuing property.  Inevitably, at some point in your career, you’re going to make another real … Read More

Sometimes “No” Is Okay

Fear might be a good motivator, but it is a poor problem solver. Over the years, I’ve had to learn how to not be afraid of my clients. That is, … Read More

Tandem Garage Conundrum

A question that comes up quite often on the forums is what to do about garages that have tandem spaces, what to do about two car garages that can really … Read More

Dressing as a Professional

I’ve heard the complaints from other appraisers that there are AMC’s out there that request that appraisers that work with them dress professionally. I’m not really sure why this bothers … Read More

Finding Comps in Non-Disclosure States

All three states that I’m licensed in, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, are non-disclosure states.  I’ve never worked in a disclosure state and so I’m always a bit surprised when I’m … Read More

Small Equals Big

Small changes can lead to big improvements. At some point, within almost every coaching session, I believe that some version of this topic comes up. I’ll suggest a fairly minor … Read More

Agents, Don’t Skip the Appraisal

Appraisers have been accused of being “speed bumps” in the lending process. We frustrate buyers, sellers, loan officers and, sometimes, real estate agents. In some ways, I can understand their … Read More

Phone Apps for Productivity

I’m big on technology. One of my most used pieces of technology is my smartphone.  I wanted to share with you some of the apps that I use all the … Read More