We hear it all the time. “ Think outside the box.” But what does that really mean? To me it means to think freely, think of things I myself or others don’t already do, finding a new perspective or idea off the beaten path. It's a phrase that is so underutilized in the appraiser profession … Continue reading THE BOX..
This is a word that most appraisers have forgotten or just don’t even know exists. In the appraiser world there are 2 types of business. The lender business and what we call private business. Yet many appraisers out there have no idea just how much OTHER business they can create and or generate just by … Continue reading Create your own Opportunities.
Recently I have noticed in various groups and forums many posts from Realtors about Appraisers as well as Appraisers about Realtors. These posts aren’t about complimenting one another rather they are about complaining and or making disparaging comments about each profession. Realtors will say appraisers are not doing their job correctly, coming in low, killing … Continue reading Realtors & Appraisers.. The Great Divide
Let's face it, at one time or another in our lives we believed in such mythical figures as Santa, The Easter Bunny, Unicorns, Sasquatch, the Tooth Fairy, and Leprechauns. All of these amazing figures have a long history of stories, sightings, and have created excitement and joy for millions of people past and present. As … Continue reading The story of the most elusive mythical figure: Customary & Reasonable Fees (C&R)
Yep. This about sums up my blog for this week. DO SOMETHING. So many of us just sit back hoping things will happen, hoping we will get another job or order, hoping that what we want will happen. I'm guilty of it. We constantly throw out examples of things we want to have changed or … Continue reading Do something
The appraisal and valuation world has been in constant change for the past ten years. Like all change, there is change for the better and then there is change for the worse. Currently in the appraisal and valuation world, there seems to be nothing but change for the worse with no end in sight. But … Continue reading Focus On Change
Typically when you sell a service, you include an invoice to the buyer or consumer for the services you provided. This invoice lays out the products sold, the quantities, and services provided as well as the price or fee charged. The invoice is a vital part of any business. It is an official document that … Continue reading Missing: Invoice For Appraisal Services
I have written many blog posts here, mainly for the consumer to read and understand what is actually happening in the world of Real Estate Valuations. My blogs range from being overcharged for appraisals so the middle man (the appraisal management company or AMC) can make money, lenders still pressuring appraisers to hit a value, … Continue reading Do you know what you are getting into?
Ever see the AT&T commercial where the surgeon walks in and he says " I Just got reinstated, Nervous? Thats ok so am I ". If not see here: https://youtu.be/1YT3erQZoq4 Or the late 1986 commercial with Peter Bergman that states " I'm not really a doctor but I play one on TV". If not see … Continue reading I’m not an Appraiser, You just think I’m one
Well, here we go again. In my previous blog posts titled “Round and Round” and “Pressure My Story”, I spoke to examples of how lenders and/or AMCs have been pushing and pressuring appraisers to hit certain values on transactions. If an appraiser did not hit these numbers, or make changes to make the transaction work … Continue reading A Little Push Can’t Hurt Right? Wrong!!