Tag: appraiser

Consumers: The Forgotten Ones.

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 him being under investigation for billions of dollars

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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

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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

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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

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Live For Today, Forget Yesterday & Be Better Tomorrow

Where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 Years? It’s something that many people will ask you, especially in a job interview. Its a question I was asked many times, and I would typically answer it like everyone else.. “I want to be financially secure, with a home and white picket fence, while

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The Mirror

We hear it and see it all the time, telling another person to look into the mirror. Most of the time, the person was saying this is meaning that you need to examine yourself, as in your behavior and attitudes concerning how you were just talking about or judging someone else. Sometimes, it’s just someone

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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

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Positive Adjustments. We can use them and we can also give them.

In today’s day and age, along with social media, we are flooded with negative thoughts and negative posts. The media, friends, and family tend to post everything they believe to be true to their feeds, especially when it comes to doom and gloom. In the Valuation world we see numerous posts per day that showcase

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The story of the most elusive mythical figure: Customary & Reasonable Fees (C&R)

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

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Old Habits & Past Mistakes…

My last blog focused on change and how I have benefited from changing things in both my personal and professional life. While I have made many changes, I have now come across another aspect that seems to have followed me from my past, the ability to learn from my mistakes instead of making them over

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