Before UAD, Dodd/Frank, or even HVAC, an appraiser’s character seemed to be more important than it is now. These new regulations have forced us to be somewhat aloof from our … Read More
‘Occupy Wall Street’ and the Appraiser
I only pay enough attention to the news to know that there are a whole lot of angry people on Wall Street (and scattered across the country) right now. “All … Read More
Getting Paid to Fish?
The sun gleamed bright on the relatively still water of the Snake River. My line was draped over the starboard side of the aluminum watercraft. I was reclined in the … Read More
“Please Don’t Let this be my Subject….PLEASE!!!”
Ever show up to an appointment and wish you could just keep driving? You might if you ever get an assignment to do this house: UNUSUAL HOUSE I … Read More
Geographical Competency. There’s the Right Way, the Wrong Way…and Something in Between
There is the law…there is what some appraisers do…and then there is something in between. As you all know, we are required by USPAP to have geographical competency before we … Read More
Business Owners Never Take Vacations
Do you find it amusing, as I do, how our employees savor the holidays? Memorial Day, Labor Day, the Christmas holiday, even the weekends seem to be milestones. It is … Read More
How Long Would it Take you to Measure This House?
Better yet, where would you find comps? Tell me about your unusual assignments by commenting below. Now, go create some value! ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Dustin Harris is a multi-business owner, but … Read More
What Type of Assistance Must be Disclosed on an Appraisal Report? …and how to do it.
For most appraisal business owners, this article does not apply. Why? Because they do almost everything themselves (with the possible exception of answering the phones and email). For those who … Read More
“Customary and Reasonable Fees?” Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Interesting comment made at the office today. One of my employees said, “I hear that the new Frank-Dodd Act will require that our clients start paying us ‘customary and reasonable’ … Read More
Taking Self-Portraits in the Bathroom Mirror
Okay, get your mind out of the gutter. I am not sure which search engine terms brought you to this post, but this is NOT one of THOSE websites! Though I … Read More