Business Owners

Working For the End Goal

I once read a book called First Things First, by Stephen Covey. That phrase, “first things first,” prompted a lot of thought for me a little while ago, at a time when I was making some big business decisions. These decisions had a big impact on me, on my employees and associates, on my family, […]

Working For the End Goal Read More »

Cleaning Up Your Inbox

If there’s one thing that consistently stresses out small business owners more consistently than anything else, it’s the dreaded inbox. Especially as an appraiser, I get 3 or 4 hundred emails per day – actual messages, not spam. Seeing all that unread mail in your inbox can set nerves on edge, even for the most

Cleaning Up Your Inbox Read More »

Is Zero Messages In Your Inbox Possible?

My inbox is my to-do list. If I talk to someone and they need something done, I tell them, “Send me an email.” If I have a task that I need to get done, I send myself an email. Because my inbox is my to-do list, I go crazy if it still has things in

Is Zero Messages In Your Inbox Possible? Read More »

One Step at a Time

Some days things just don’t go right. There are times when you have messages in your inbox coming out your ears, a whole list of phone calls to return, and not even a spare minute to inhale that stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich you were supposed to eat for lunch 3 hours ago. These

One Step at a Time Read More »

Highest and Best Use

I had a man reach out to me with a question about a property he had been asked to appraise. It was being listed as a single-family home, but was clearly meant for some other use, probably as a foster type home (he mentioned in his email to me that it had 3 kitchens –

Highest and Best Use Read More »

One Step Closer to Owning a Business

One day while I was at the local state fair, I saw a one-man band walking by. As I watched him walk by toting drums, a harmonica, and a banjo, I had to laugh a little bit to myself. He reminded me of many appraisers! I was impressed by his ability to juggle everything, but

One Step Closer to Owning a Business Read More »

Prioritizing Your Clients

When the pandemic hit us full force in 2020, business skyrocketed. We had never been busier! If I had tried to do everything the same way I did before, hiring someone just to turn down offers wouldn’t be a joke. It used to be that I would never dream of turning down an offer. But

Prioritizing Your Clients Read More »

You Are Important, Too!

We all have our hobbies. I’ve talked to people who enjoy everything from quilting to drag racing to bird watching, and everything in between. Hobbies are an important part of our lives, but so often these days we don’t make time to do them. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, with the to-do

You Are Important, Too! Read More »

Remote Monitoring and Time Tracking

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed a lot about our lives and the way we conduct our businesses. Some things may never again be the same again. As a result of the lockdowns, we had to turn to conducting our businesses remotely, and many of us have continued to do so even now. While working remotely

Remote Monitoring and Time Tracking Read More »

Learning from Trial and Tragedy

Today I want to share a story with you about an event that happened in my hometown. This event happened well over a year ago, and violently shook the community. It was sad and terrifying, but I feel like events like this give us an important opportunity to reflect on what’s most important. On the

Learning from Trial and Tragedy Read More »

Scroll to Top

Get Two FREE e-Books from The Appraiser Coach

podcast-cover-rectangle

When you join our mailing list to receive the latest News, Blogs and Podcasts

Existing Members

If you have been a member prior to Jan. 1st 2024

Or, click on the right side to sign up as a new member (with a free month and added bonus material) and your existing membership will be automatically moved over and any extra payments credited. 

Or, click on the link below to sign up as a new member (with a free month and added bonus material) and your existing membership will be automatically moved over and any extra payments credited. 

New Members

If you became a member after Jan. 1st 2024 or are an existing member and want to move to our new system. 

Try the All-Star Team No-Risk for 30 Days Free!