Appraisers and Phones

It is rare for appraisers to meet potential or existing clients face-to-face. As technology dominates the business world, most, if not all, orders are obtained through email or phone. It … 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

Buying Time

We all have twenty-four hours in a day. One’s economic status, ethnicity, or gender doesn’t change that. I believe the secret to success is finding ways to create more time … Read More

Creating Your Circle of Influence

  One aspect of my job that I love, is the opportunity that I have to associate with many inspirational individuals. It is my pleasure and honor to be surrounded … Read More

Get In Front of Problems

Well folks, I just had what I call a “kneecap to kneecap” meeting with one of my key employees. This is an individual who has been with me for a … Read More

Age is Relative

You might have noticed a certain theme running through some of my recent blog posts. I’ve been focusing on the fundamentals of real estate appraisal; the importance of location, differentiating … Read More

Price vs Value

  Nobody can deny that there are a lot of issues plaguing the appraisal industry at the moment. I want to talk about one issue that I sometimes see: the … Read More