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?
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, 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..
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…
Photo credit: William Finnegen (The Forgotten Ones Book) In 2008 after the housing crash, then-Attorney General of New York, Andrew Cuomo, came up with the Home Valuation Code of Conduct or HVCC. The legislation was in response to his poor dealings with banks and real estate that he had an interest in and due to … Continue reading Consumers: The Forgotten Ones.
Today was a great day in so many ways. Not only did I not have to wake up at the crack of dawn to get things done, I had one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had as a Real Estate Appraiser. Let me set the stage a bit. I was contacted to do … Continue reading HOW THIS APPRAISER ADDED VALUE.
Wow. Its been a while since I have written a blog post, however my reasons are many. The market has been insane, Covid, playing a lot of golf. Oh wait I’m making excuses... Its good to be back writing and I hope you like this one. I am an appraiser!! We see it and hear … Continue reading Are you more than just an APPRAISER?
Empathy. It's probably the one word in the dictionary that has been lost. Lost in the fact that most have no idea what it means, that they have no idea how to use it, feel it, and well, it's something that most aren't taught these days. Before we go further, I'd like to ask you … Continue reading The Lost World of Empathy.
The past three years have been such a roller coaster for me, from a lawsuit with an AMC to going into rehab for alcoholism and getting sober, running an appraisal business with absolutely no knowledge on how to run a business, its enough to make anyone go crazy and wonder just where and when life … Continue reading Confessions From Cades Cove TN
As I sit here today, I am thinking of that great new post. That amazing new blog post that will make a difference to just 1 person. I can sit for hours, and it doesn't come. Then when I least expect it, I get a message from someone that changes my life in an instant. … Continue reading You are someone’s superhero.