If one person can make a difference, imagine what an army can do. That’s the initial thought I had after attending the Georgia Real Estate Board meeting this past Wednesday morning. I won’t go into much detail here as I’ll post the link to the blog article for all to read at the end. I … Continue reading “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try”
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
Over the past two days, the Real Estate Appraisal Industry has been the subject of scrutiny with the release of the PAVE Report that the Interagency Task Force developed on Property Appraisal And Valuation Equity set forth by the Biden Administration. 3/23/2022. There was a public meeting to unveil the Pave Task Force report on … Continue reading DETAILS.. Why They Matter.
This Blog post is a little longer than most I write. I would hope that you take the time to read it in its entirety and then make your own decisions. Thanks again for following me and my writings. It is no secret that the real estate appraisal profession has recently been in the crosshairs … Continue reading The Appraiser Trainee: The Solution That’s Been Avoided
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.
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?
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)