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 … Continue reading Are you more than just an APPRAISER?

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 … Continue reading The Lost World of Empathy.

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 … Continue reading Confessions From Cades Cove TN

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 … Continue reading What do you OFFER?

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

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, … Continue reading Do you know what you are getting into?

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 … Continue reading I’m not an Appraiser, You just think I’m one

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 … Continue reading A Little Push Can’t Hurt Right? Wrong!!

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 … Continue reading Appraisers Outraged! End The Appraiser Payment Issue!

What’s not in your wallet?

Before the housing collapse, when applying for a loan, you would go to your bank or mortgage broker and apply. Upon approval, they would explain the property would be appraised by a real estate appraiser and as the borrower, the cost of the appraisal was to the borrower (even though the appraisal is for the … Continue reading What’s not in your wallet?