Who’s on your crew

Bank and fee appraisers are siloed. There’s little time to collaborate with new productive ideas including leveraging technology for your firm or appraisal department. The result? Working a lot. No vacations. No bueno. Did you ever think...

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Where are we going

The valuation industry has reached a fork in the road. The appraiser shortage is happening right now. Those remaining in the field are struggling with the current workload, fee and bank appraisers alike. It’s not getting easier. No longer can...

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Appraising is a great career

Demand and opportunity have arrived for fee and bank appraisers. It’s time for us to show the way for new talent with a rebranding of our valuation industry.  Abundance mindset: I’ll be a supervisor, provide a framework for success and leverage...

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Want to bet?

Another day, another appraisal. Repeat.  If there’s a new appraisal manager in your department, what’s the first thing they’ll change? Ask the same question if you sold your appraisal firm.  Would they run it exactly the same way?   Bet...

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Stuck at the office

As a fee or bank appraiser, do you feel stuck in chronic work mode? When’s the last time you’ve had a vacation?   Fee appraisers are struggling to keep up with the current workload.  Some bank presidents and C-Suite leadership...

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One Thing

Stop putting out daily fires.  What would it feel like it if you could fix ONE THING at work? The thing that bugs you the most.  What happens if you don’t do anything different and just keep plowing?  Fatigue. Disengagement....

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Perfectionism leaves no room for iteration

Many say commercial appraising is an art but what does that really mean? Art can be defined as using imagination and creative skills, but with appraising, it has more to do with skill or craft.   The valuation art can be suppressed due...

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Appraiser’s superpower

Commercial appraiser’s superpower is asking questions.  The questions provide master-level due diligence for buyers and investors of real estate and help banks understand collateral risk.   Let’s take one typical sentence...

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Up to the next level

When’s the last time you’ve done something for the first time?  In your valuation career, what year are you operating? Repeating ideas and processes from years ago?  Time for next level?  So much stuff  This week, we...

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Appraiser trust

Appraisers don’t provide appraisals, they provide trust. Fee appraiser or bank appraiser, it’s all you got.   Trust is created through leadership resulting in employees loving their career.   Make appraising fun.   Provide...

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