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Can Your Appraisal Business Run Without You

I think it is important to be able to take a vacation from time to time. Perhaps your vacation is an opportunity to build relationships or simply a time to relax and get away from it all, but you should be able to leave your office for one to two weeks without it having a […]

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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 appraisal was $350. Fast forward twenty years and it’s still $350. That’s a great sound bite, but the actual logic is deeply flawed. In real

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How to Bid an Appraisal Job

I was talking with one of my All Star Team members on the phone, when the subject of bidding for appraisal jobs came up. This person was struggling to reach a balance between going in too high or too low. They wanted to know if I had a system in place for working out how

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A Possible Solution to Customary & Reasonable Fees Read more: A Possible Solution to Customary & Reasonable Fees

  Over the past five years, a major subject of talk in the appraiser world has been that of Customary and Reasonable Fees.  Unfortunately, much of the dialogue has been mostly one-sided.  We tend to do a lot of gripping about the fact that many of us are not being paid what is “customary” or

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We Appraisers Still have it Pretty Sweet

I know I am going to take some heat for this one (because some of you are 100% convinced that life stinks), but I just can’t take it any longer.  I am so tired and sick of the complaining out there among my peers that I just have to write something positive.  Call me an

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“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’ fees for our services.  Thank goodness.  I am sick and tired of doing full appraisals for crappy pay!”  I just smiled and decided to write

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