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?
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.
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
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