Quality and Condition Standards

Even years after UAD was first implemented, there remains some confusion over the quality and condition rating regulations within the appraiser community. Let’s talk briefly about Fannie Mae’s regulations concerning … Read More

Creating Your Circle of Influence

  One aspect of my job that I love, is the opportunity that I have to associate with many inspirational individuals. It is my pleasure and honor to be surrounded … Read More

A few a la mode Tricks

What better way to talk about boosting productivity than to talk about the software you are using. Recently, I was talking to an appraiser in my Dream Team who had … Read More

Just the Cost of Doing Business

There are many little, or even big, inconveniences that are simply hazards of being an appraiser. When it comes to thinking of the costs of running your business, you likely … Read More

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