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Your Appraisal Office Game Changer trainees-employees-mentors-appraising Mar 29, 2024

As a seasoned real estate appraiser, I've come to appreciate the transformative role of an office manager in my business. An office manager can be the key to reducing the immense workload that often falls on the shoulders of a business owner. In this article, I want to share some of the critical...

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Every-Person Syndrome: Signs and Symptoms trainees-employees-mentors-appraising Jan 23, 2024

          It’s a situation I’ve seen time and time again. Someone in the appraisal office is doing too much. They take all the phone calls. They do all the data entry. They send out all the emails. They update AMCs when needed. They make appointments. What...

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Are You the Assistant? trainees-employees-mentors-appraising Dec 12, 2023

          During my mastermind meetings we have what we call “couch time.” This is the time when people have an hour to “lay down on the couch” and tell us about their problems so that we can help them find solutions. During one of these sessions...

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Facing Hard Conversations With Confidence trainees-employees-mentors-appraising Nov 28, 2023

We all have to work with other people. Whether it’s customers, real estate folks, employees, homeowners, you name it. For many of us, the hardest part about working with other people is breaking bad news. Many of us prefer to just ignore a problem and hope it goes away, rather than actually...

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The Valuation Business and its Future trainees-employees-mentors-appraising Feb 23, 2021

After attending recent conferences and hosting a webinar, I’ve realized that real estate appraisal providers are scared for the future until they learn what the future will bring. I think it’s clear where things are going.

Let’s start with talking about technology, and I...

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Holding an Appraiser Brainstorming Meeting trainees-employees-mentors-appraising Feb 16, 2021

For your real estate appraisal office, a great idea you can implement is brainstorming meetings. This might be something you already do, but it’s great to do these on a regular, scheduled basis. These are in order to improve your business and work toward the vision that you have for your...

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