The news hit like a freight train last Thursday – CoreLogic had acquired a la mode. The story sent shockwaves throughout the appraisal industry, and it’s no reach to say that the general response, at least on social media, has been negative. Appraisers have been nervous about CoreLogic’s growing influence over our industry for some […]
We are now knee-deep in tax season. Oh joy. When I realized this, it got me thinking about the first time I ever made use of off-shouldering. “Off-shouldering” is a phrase that long-term Appraiser Coach followers have probably heard me use many times. For the uninitiated, it is a pretty literal term! It simply
A little while ago, my wife recommended a book to me. It is called “I Don’t Have to Make Everything All Better,” by Gary and Joy Lundberg. It’s pretty famous and I’m sure a few of you have already heard of it. As I started to read, it quickly turned out that this
I was recently in Texas at yet another appraisal conference. The man who was speaking asked everyone to stand up. There were approximately 140 appraisers in the room. He then asked for those under 30 years of age to sit down. About five people did. He asked those under 40 to sit down. About 10
There are enough of our foes out there calling appraisers “rats” that I am not going to join the mantra. However, I do want to make an analogy as it relates to us and rodents. There is a great book out there by Spencer Johnson titled Who Moved My Cheese. It is worth picking up
There was a recent study completed that proved, beyond a doubt, what I have essentially suspected for years. The topic was what causes criminals to do what they do. After much study and consternation, it was discovered that all criminals, regardless of the crime and in 100% of the cases, have one thing in common.