How do we start to improve education for commercial appraisers?

June 15, 2021
Commercial appraisal education has remained largely the same. That said, I understand it’s very challenging to create meaningful educati…

Do your relationships measure up?

June 3, 2021
Feel the churn  Churn is the measure of how many clients stop ordering your appraisals. Usually it’s a hard stop. A grinding halt. As comm…

Bad monkey

May 4, 2021
Why appraiser managers struggle Chief appraisers and commercial fee appraisers often don’t get training on time management, people management a…

Why appraisers should stop complaining about bank work

April 27, 2021
$2,000 for an appraisal? When I talk to commercial appraisers they often say, “I don’t like to do bank work.” Then WHY are you doing it EVERY d…

Feeling Stuck?

April 19, 2021
Should you sell or scale your appraisal firm? I asked Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s Google a question about the industry I love, commercial appr…

Why people laugh at our HP12C

April 15, 2021
What’s in your stack?  I feel dumb it took me years to realize to have a successful firm; you need to train your people and provide them t…

I’m Swamped

March 12, 2021
The biggest issue for many commercial appraisal firms is the lack of effectively implemented technology. It’s like your appraisers are hot air bal…

Be inspired, not tired

March 2, 2021
The appraisal industry is dying…or is it? The demise of commercial appraisers has been talked about for years. An obsolete industry, no longer rel…

Appraisal business in 2021

February 17, 2021
Why would anybody start a new appraisal company in 2021? We tend to be a skeptical bunch. Maybe I’ve had too much Café Bustelo coffee this morning…

Does it matter?

January 26, 2021
While on a Zoom call with a bunch of respected (non-valuation) CRE professionals, I heard this statement, “Commercial appraisers know a lot of stu…

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