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Looking to the Future successful-volume-appraisal-business Apr 11, 2024

When facing the complexities and challenges of life, sometimes it's tempting to keep pushing forward on the same path, hoping that somehow, everything will work itself out. We may be hesitant to pause, reevaluate, and address the issues that are holding us back. It's like riding a bike with a...

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Small Equals Big successful-volume-appraisal-business Apr 05, 2024

Small changes can lead to big improvements. At some point, within almost every coaching session, I believe that some version of this topic comes up. I’ll suggest a fairly minor change my client could make but I hear all the same reasons that the appraiser I’m coaching shouldn’t...

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Navigating the Slow-Down successful-volume-appraisal-business Mar 26, 2024

          In a recent reflection on my appraisal business, I want to share an inspiring story about a fellow appraiser who defied market challenges and achieved remarkable success. This individual, relatively new to running their own appraisal business, exemplifies the...

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The Undercover Appraiser successful-volume-appraisal-business Mar 19, 2024

          As a real estate investor, I have the opportunity to rub shoulders with all kinds of people, even other appraisers on occasion. With a recent house purchase in another state, I got a call from the appraiser of this property as he was planning a visit out there....

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Time Is Money – So Use It Wisely successful-volume-appraisal-business Mar 12, 2024

          I want to talk today about something with which we are all familiar. I believe that we need to keep this in the forefront of our minds as business owners. This term is “opportunity cost.” The idea of opportunity cost is, “what are you missing...

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Change: Threat, or Opportunity? successful-volume-appraisal-business Mar 05, 2024

          I talk a lot on this blog about change. That’s partly because so much change has happened just during my time as an appraiser. I’ve seen the advent of laser measuring, electronic forms, and most recently, remote appraisals. This industry is seemingly...

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