Bill Meets Rita

Once upon a time (not so long ago), there was a man (we will call him Bill).  When Bill was Billy, his father started and ran a fairly successful insurance … Read More

Being the Master of Your Destiny

Sometimes I think we forget the blessings and unique opportunities that come with being an appraisal business owner. While there are certainly many struggles that come with owning your own … Read More

Mobile Appraising

Switching to a laser measurer for appraising was one of the best business decisions I ever made. I have saved countless hours of time and frustration in my home observations. … Read More

Are Robots Replacing Appraisers?

As I have worked with appraisers, I have noticed a common fear that computers and algorithms will eventually replace appraisers altogether. I can understand the fear especially as technology is … Read More

Accommodating Appraisal Clients

Clients sometimes ask me to do things that are not in my normal course of business.. Keep in mind that this blog is not referring to things of an immoral, … Read More

Overcome Your Fears

I hate going to the gym, but I do go, since it helps me in so many ways.  Usually, I do three sets of whatever exercise at 10 reps each. … Read More

Are You a Statistician or An Analyst?

Just what is our role as appraisers?  Are we statisticians or analysts? First, either of these would apply only to what I call a “Tier III appraiser,” since statistics and … Read More