Yes, you just read that headline correctly. The Appraiser can be your friend too. See, most agents and others seem to look at the Appraiser as a deal killer, a person who dictates the market, a person who makes the transaction harder than it should be, or that person who disagrees with the contract price. … Continue reading YES..Appraisers can be your friend too..
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.
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 … Continue reading Are you more than just an APPRAISER?
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.
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 … Continue reading Confessions From Cades Cove TN
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)
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