appraisers

20 Motivational Quotes for Appraisers and Small Business Owners

To achieve your goals as an appraiser or small business owner, you’re going to need to stay motivated. What business goals do you plan to pursue this year? What appraisal skills do you want to focus on improving? We’ve curated a collection of motivational quotes to help you keep your eye on the prize as you work to grow your …

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5 New Year’s Goals for Appraisers and Small Business Owners

The year 2020 was unpredictable, challenging, and downright stressful. Were your business goals among the many things that were put on hold last year? If so, maybe now you’re in a place where you’re ready to revisit and reassess those goals for the year ahead. Here are five New Year’s goals for real estate appraisers and small business owners to …

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7 Ways for Appraisers to Spend Less Time on Email

Many appraisers report that they’d like to spend less time on email. The task of providing status emails eats up time in the workday and tends to be more complex and time-consuming than typing a quick email reply. Status requests from AMCs typically require you to log in to their system and go through the process of updating the order …

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Dos and Don’ts of Sharing Comparable Sales

When real estate agents provide relevant comparable sales to appraisers, it certainly benefits both parties. Agents can ensure that appraisers are reviewing comparables that match their properties and, hopefully, meet the seller’s desired price. Additionally, while appraisers still must verify the information, it can save them time. Here are some dos and don’ts to follow as agents and appraisers work …

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The Four Tests of Highest and Best Use

Earlier this year, we asked our real estate appraisal community, “What’s the ONE thing that is most often overlooked by appraisers?” The top answer we received was “Highest and Best Use.” Highest and Best Use is the reasonable, probable, and legal use of vacant land or an improved property. Here’s a breakdown of the four criteria that Highest and Best …

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12 Types of Expert Witness Assignments for Appraisers

There are many types of litigation where real estate appraisers can be helpful in providing evidence to the court. Many of these will require engaging the appraiser to perform an appraisal specifically for the case. Others will simply rely on a previous appraisal and call the appraiser to testify about it. Here are twelve types of expert witness assignments for …

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The One Business Skill Every Appraiser Needs to Master

We recently asked our appraisal community, “What ONE business skill does every appraiser need to master?” By far, the most popular answer selection was “delegation and time management.” According to real-life appraisers, several business skills are important. But time management, in particular, is essential for building a successful career in real estate appraisal. What ONE business skill does every appraiser …

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Fact Witness vs. Expert Witness: What’s the Difference?

When a real estate appraiser is called to testify in a court, it could be as one of two types of witnesses. If you are called to testify as an appraiser, it’s important to determine at the time of the request which of the two types you will be: fact witness or expert witness. One has lower liability and responsibility, …

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