Managing Your Appraisal Business

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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Do You Plan to Hire a Trainee Appraiser? Why or Why Not?

We recently asked our real estate appraisal community, “Do you plan to take on a trainee appraiser in the next 5 years?” About half of survey respondents said no, while the other half said yes or maybe. To gain further insight into these answers, we asked the same appraisers to explain, “Why or why not?” Read their comments below. Do …

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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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Which Appraisal Clients Make Up the Majority of Your Client Base?

What types of clients do property appraisers serve? Do most of their assignments come from lenders vs. non-lenders? To help answer these questions, we recently asked our real estate appraisal community, “What type of appraisal client makes up the majority of your client base?” While most appraisers said that the majority of their work comes from lenders (most often through …

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Advice for Working with Difficult Clients

Even if the bulk of your appraisals are fairly cut and dried, and require minimal interaction with a human client, any appraiser will occasionally have to work with a difficult client. The assignment might require you to work with a specialty property that is hard to appraise, or with a client who is personally disagreeable, or exceptionally exacting, or who …

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7 Benefits of Providing Appraisal Review Services

A good appraisal review requires rigorous effort, including obtaining the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience required to review. As a reviewer, sometimes you must untangle conflicting data or rework poor methodology. Review assignments can be extremely complex and exceedingly time consuming. So why would you want to offer appraisal review services as part of your business model? Here are some …

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