Dustin Harris

Dustin Harris
Dustin Harris is a successful, self-employed, residential real estate appraiser. He has been appraising for nearly two decades. He is the owner and President of Appraisal Precision and Consulting Group, Inc., and is a popular author, speaker and consultant. He also owns and operates The Appraiser Coach where he personally advises and mentors other appraisers helping them to also run successful appraisal companies and increase their net worth. His free podcast can be listened to on iTunes and Stitcher. He and his wife reside in Idaho with their four children. He loves playing in the outdoors and watching movies indoors.

Is A Smartphone Big Enough To Appraise With?

I’ve been using the latest and greatest mobile technology in my work for over 15 years now. I consider myself a seasoned mobile appraiser.  My favored device in the past few years has been a tablet; specifically, the iPad Mini. I’ve been asked many times in the past few years whether it’s feasible to use a smartphone for inspections, but …

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Is There a Fourth Approach to Real Estate Value?

Real Estate Value

(Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on The Appraiser Coach’s Blog. For additional articles by Dustin Harris, visit his website.) I want to talk to you about the fourth approach to value, and specifically an occasion on which it truly saved my bacon. Now, I know a lot of you real estate appraisers out there probably started chuckling as soon as you …

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Mobile Appraising and Workfiles

Mobile Appraising

(Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on The Appraiser Coach’s Blog. For additional articles by Dustin Harris, visit his website.) When it comes to the use of technology in real estate appraisal, we’re at a kind of crossroads. On the one hand, you have the advocates who like to try out all the latest and greatest apps and gadgets. Those of you …

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Appraisal Office Communication

Appraisal Office Communication

(Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on The Appraiser Coach’s Blog. For additional articles by Dustin Harris, visit his website.) I don’t spend a lot of time in the office. In fact, I’m usually just in on Mondays. Most of my week is spent out and about on appraisal inspections. On the rare occasion, when I do have a few …

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Possible vs. Probable

This article was originally published here. For additional articles by Dustin Harris visit his website. Recently, there was a news story  out of Atlanta, highlighting an appraiser who had refused to ‘rubber-stamp’ a purchase price with an appraised value to match. What followed was an increasingly disturbing trend to find another appraiser who would. According to the story (which was full …

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Nine Quick Tricks for Better Mobile Appraising

This article was originally posted here. For additional articles by Dustin Harris visit his website. There are still a few hold outs who insist that a clipboard and pencil trump a tablet or smartphone in the field. The following information is not to convince you to go mobile (I have many previous articles on that subject), but if you are …

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So, You Want To Be A Real Estate Appraiser

This article was originally posted here. For additional articles by Dustin Harris visit his website. On a regular basis, I receive messages from individuals who want to become real estate appraisers. After finding my website, they reach out to me – sometimes in desperation – for advice or leads to help them achieve their goals. Here is an example (used …

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DIY Business

This article was originally published in the Second Edition Spring 2016 Appraisal Buzz Magazine. It is one thing to be the best appraiser in your area. It is quite another to simultaneously run a successful business. So, how does one wear the two crucial hats of both technician and CEO effectively? Here are five steps to correctly build and maintain a …

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