“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try”

If one person can make a difference, imagine what an army can do. That’s the initial thought I had after attending the Georgia Real Estate Board meeting this past Wednesday morning. I won’t go into much detail here as I’ll post the link to the blog article for all to read at the end. I … Continue reading “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try”

Coming Soon…

A while back I tried to do a podcast in which I shared my life experiences and more. I found it very difficult to do it alone, as I do better interacting with others and decided I would concentrate on my blog writings. Fast forward to more recent times. There has been so much going … Continue reading Coming Soon…

My Letter to Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D) Atlanta GA

Downtown Atlanta Amazing,,, What I am about to say here doesn’t just apply to Atlanta GA. These issues apply to every city, state and more, but I chose to do what right in my immediate area After listening to the hearing today on racial bias in appraisals and the info presented, I decided to call … Continue reading My Letter to Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D) Atlanta GA

How To Destroy The Appraisal Profession : Government 101

Anytime the Government gets involved in an issue, it tends to have more adverse effects than positive ones. It makes things worse when they only have their plan in mind and NOT the FACTS from the people they are about to hurt. This is especially true in the Real Estate Appraisal profession and the newly … Continue reading How To Destroy The Appraisal Profession : Government 101

DETAILS.. Why They Matter.

Over the past two days, the Real Estate Appraisal Industry has been the subject of scrutiny with the release of the PAVE Report that the Interagency Task Force developed on Property Appraisal And Valuation Equity set forth by the Biden Administration. 3/23/2022. There was a public meeting to unveil the Pave Task Force report on … Continue reading DETAILS.. Why They Matter.

The Appraiser Trainee: The Solution That’s Been Avoided

This Blog post is a little longer than most I write. I would hope that you take the time to read it in its entirety and then make your own decisions. Thanks again for following me and my writings. It is no secret that the real estate appraisal profession has recently been in the crosshairs … Continue reading The Appraiser Trainee: The Solution That’s Been Avoided

Desktop Appraisals: Has The Devil Infiltrated The Public Trust?

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are the key to maintaining public trust in real estate transactions. USPAP is pretty much the equivalent to the Bible, but it MUST be followed for appraisers. Created by the Appraisal Foundation, USPAP set forth the guidelines for how appraisers should perform their work. By following these … Continue reading Desktop Appraisals: Has The Devil Infiltrated The Public Trust?

Content.. Be You and Own IT!

A couple of years ago, I became very passionate about the issues going on throughout the appraisal profession. In 2014, I formed a group on Facebook called 100% Real Estate Appraisers that would give Independent real estate appraisers a place to ask questions, post information, and get answers from other independent appraisers. As the years … Continue reading Content.. Be You and Own IT!

YES..Appraisers can be your friend too..

Yes, you just read that headline correctly. The Appraiser can be your friend too. See, most agents and others seem to look at the Appraiser as a deal killer, a person who dictates the market, a person who makes the transaction harder than it should be, or that person who disagrees with the contract price. … Continue reading YES..Appraisers can be your friend too..

Relationships… The Lost Art…

I have been an appraiser since 2003, when I started my career path. Since then, the appraiser profession has gone through many changes, none more impactful than creating the Home Valuation Code of Conduct or HVCC law that was put into effect after the crash. HVCC created the new normal for the profession where Appraisal … Continue reading Relationships… The Lost Art…