A while back I tried to do a podcast in which I shared my life experiences and more. I found it very difficult to do it alone, as I do better interacting with others and decided I would concentrate on my blog writings. Fast forward to more recent times. There has been so much going … Continue reading Coming Soon…
Downtown Atlanta Amazing,,, What I am about to say here doesn’t just apply to Atlanta GA. These issues apply to every city, state and more, but I chose to do what right in my immediate area After listening to the hearing today on racial bias in appraisals and the info presented, I decided to call … Continue reading My Letter to Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D) Atlanta GA
Anytime the Government gets involved in an issue, it tends to have more adverse effects than positive ones. It makes things worse when they only have their plan in mind and NOT the FACTS from the people they are about to hurt. This is especially true in the Real Estate Appraisal profession and the newly … Continue reading How To Destroy The Appraisal Profession : Government 101
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.
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.
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?
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!!
" I am owed $20,000.00". "I am owed $2000.00". "I am owed $500.00". "I am owed $1500.00". These are just some of the quotes pulled from various groups, message boards and forums from appraisers all over the country that are owed money for the appraisal services they provided. Services they provided for a Lender, Mortgage … Continue reading Appraisers Outraged! End The Appraiser Payment Issue!