It Could Be Worse

I want to talk to you today about something that’s been in my thoughts recently – a question of our mindset as appraisers, if you will – that was brought on … Read More

Off-Shouldering; The Key to Success

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 … Read More

The Way Things Used To Be

It’s a common complaint in our industry that real estate appraisers haven’t had a raise in two decades. The argument goes that twenty years ago, the standard fee for an … Read More

I Should Have Been An Attorney

Let’s pretend you are a young, a 20-something who just passed the bar exam.  Because you are are new to the world of lawyering: in debt up to your earlobes … Read More

Too Much of a Good Thing

I need to get in better shape.  I would like to lose about 30 lbs, but I have two problems: I love to eat and I hate to exercise.  Puts … Read More

The Ten House Challenge

Using a laser measuring device and a tablet or smartphone in the appraisal field can be a daunting undertaking for someone who has never done it before. However, being willing … Read More