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

a la carte Appraising

I was speaking with an AMC executive recently (yes, appraisers and AMC employees can talk to one another) as a friend.  He and I were swapping stories and he told … Read More

Appraiser and Client Trust Factor

Relationships are important.  The bonds we form with a spouse, children, friends, or business associates can be powerful and a strength.  When trust is broken, however, deep challenges emerge.  Divorce, … Read More