Thursday , 28 January 2021

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The Business Side of Running An Appraisal Business

This is a reprint from the Appraisal Buzz Blog and can be found here. As a part of your expertise in a niche business like the appraisal industry, there are many things you probably don’t need help with. Things like setting fees, choosing comps, pulling flood maps, or finding sources for data all come second nature now. However, there are other elements …

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Promoting Your Appraisal Business on Social Media

This is a reprint from the Appraisal Buzz Blog and can be found here. Social media, whether we approve of it or not, is beginning to evolve the marketing game. From giant corporate restaurants to your local mechanic, there is almost always a Facebook page or a Twitter account dedicated to its success. Why not for your local appraisal business? Social …

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The Home Worth $0 and Other Unbelievable Appraiser Stories

This article was first published in the Fall 2019 Edition of Appraisal Buzz Magazine. “In the Trenches… Appraiser Stories” is among one of the favorite sections for our readers. Appraisers share their crazy tales ranging from unexpected “guard dog” animals to testifying for murder. These were several of our favorites, and we are excited to see more for this upcoming year! …

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Social Media Etiquette for Appraisers

This is a reprint from the Appraisal Buzz Blog and can be found here. When it comes to social media, it’s easy to spot a comment or status that will make you say, “I can’t believe they said that for the world to see.” What can make it worse: when you notice it’s a professional company that has made the …

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Transitioning to Commercial Appraising

So, you’re contemplating a career switch to commercial real estate appraising? What goes into the process and what skills are necessary to make that transition smooth? The following is my attempt (and I use attempt very loosely because there a myriad of things that go into the commercial real estate appraisal industry) to provide a brief guideline for the un-initiated. …

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Spotlight on Appraisal: Ad Valorem Appraisal

It’s no secret that the general public does not have a thorough understanding of the appraisal profession, even though the work of appraisers has a profound effect on people’s lives. At McKissock, we not only want to be a go-to resource for appraisers, but we want to help spread awareness about what appraisers actually do and foster a greater understanding …

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An Appraisal Trainee’s Goals for 2020

The start of the New Year always inspires change in people. It makes you reevaluate your life and think about where changes can be made, or new ideas can be conquered. In 2019, I started my career in real estate and set a goal to become an appraiser. The upcoming year, 2020, is an exciting year for me professionally because …

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3 Benefits of Using Drone Technology in Real Estate Appraisal

by Lamar H. Ellis, III. Drone technology allows for enhanced observations of real estate by capturing pictures and videos from many different heights and angles. In 2017, real estate was the number one industry taking advantage of drone photography and videography. At first, drone technology was mainly used as a way of showcasing properties listed for sale, but its uses …

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