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…

Consumers: The Forgotten Ones.

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.

HOW THIS APPRAISER ADDED VALUE.

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.

Are you more than just an APPRAISER?

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?

The Lost World of Empathy.

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.

Confessions From Cades Cove TN

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

What do you OFFER?

What do you offer? Think about it. What is it you genuinely offer to others? I'm sure if you're like me, you came up with some pretty generic answers to this question. Answers like I'm a good listener, I offer a good service in my business, and I offer help when needed. Ok, that's a … Continue reading What do you OFFER?

NEWS FLASH: It’s Not Just The Appraisers.

Over the past couple of weeks, numerous news sites have put out articles that seem to blame appraisers for delays in the lending world. Along with this narrative, the recent Covid 19 pandemic is also being sited as a possible reason as well as the continued narrative of an appraiser shortage and how difficult it … Continue reading NEWS FLASH: It’s Not Just The Appraisers.

I’m Only The Appraiser

Vic the Appraiser being Pressured There is no way I can start this blog off without referencing the famous scene from the sopranos with Vic the Appraiser seen here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IcGMCA13T9M Poor Vic. He just gets beat up for just doing his Job in this episode. While many appraisers will never experience this sort of violence … Continue reading I’m Only The Appraiser