Being an Appraiser with a Disability

Here are some thoughts on something I know nothing about, but want to get some answers.  How does the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) affect real estate appraisers? This act … Read More

USPAP and Questions on Confidentiality

In the context of a real estate appraisal, especially a residential real estate appraisal for a lender thru an AMC, what is confidential?  First, look at USPAP’s definition of confidential … Read More

Reconciliation

How do you reconcile between the value indications of the three approaches, or even between the range of value indication in even one approach? How you answer this is important … Read More

New Client, Same Property

There is a problem that I would guess most appraisers run into on a somewhat frequent basis. Imagine the following scenario (it probably won’t be too hard since you have … Read More

Appraiser Politics

  Recently, I noticed many appraisers were excited about a new bill that was introduced in Virginia. This bill initially sounded favorable to me, but as I examined it more … Read More

A few a la mode Tricks

What better way to talk about boosting productivity than to talk about the software you are using. Recently, I was talking to an appraiser in my Dream Team who had … Read More