Appraising Where It is Warmer

There was a point when I was seriously considering the possibility of moving to Belize. I live in a cold climate so the prospect of living in a warmer area … Read More

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

COD At The Door?

In the past, it was common for appraisers to collect their fees directly from the borrower at the time of the property visit (i.e., at the door).  I would take … Read More

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

Maintaining Your Standards as a Mentor

The Appraisal Foundation recently announced that they are lowering their standards for appraisers to get their appraiser licenses. Prior to April 30, 2018, licensed general appraisers needed 2,000 hours of … Read More