Tag: Real Estate Appraisal

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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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

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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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Do you know what you are getting into?

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,

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I’m not an Appraiser, You just think I’m one

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

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A Little Push Can’t Hurt Right? Wrong!!

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

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Appraisers Outraged! End The Appraiser Payment Issue!

” 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

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