How Does Grammar Impact Your Credibility

You might consider this actual headline from a well-known website, “Mountain lion found in tree tagged by researchers”. Why would researchers need to tag a tree?  Have trees recently started … Read More

Who Can Complain About Appraisals

  Time to get on my soapbox and complain about a complaint filed against me (not a charge, but merely a complaint). I did an appraisal of a multi-family property … Read More

Hire Slowly and Fire Quickly

As part of your appraisal business, how slowly should your hire?  How quickly should you fire? Since we are human, we tend not to look at hiring someone to fill … Read More

Should Adjustments Actually Be Done?

How much credit should we give ourselves when it comes to making adjustments? Making adjustments is controversial. USPAP says nothing about adjustments – it does not require us to make … 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

Appraiser Diet

  I don’t know about you, but I eat out for lunch nearly every day. We appraisers are on the road a lot, and eating out is typically the easiest … Read More