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April 2024

  • How to stay positive with slow business – Page 1
  • Most appraisers focus on completing  appraisals, not the business side of their companies – Page 8
  • Paycheck vs profit thinking – Page 10
  • Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms, by Peter Christensen and Claudia Gaglione – BUY THIS BOOK – Page 11

March 2024

  • How to manage your email and keep your inbox from filling up! – Page 1
  • Extraordinary Assumptions – When, Why and How, by Timothy C. Anderson MAI and Craig Morley – Page 5
  • Answers and Solutions for Tough Appraiser Questions & Client Demands. A Reference Guide to Associated Laws, Rules and Regulations, written by Richard Hagar, SRA- (Book Review) Buy This Book! – Page 11

February 2024

  • Planning for 2024 – Set up a Budget to Manage Your Income and Expenses – Page 1
  • Appraising from the Middle Ages to Now, by Michael Yovino Young MAI, SRA, ASA –  Page 5
  • Appraising over 3,000 years ago, by Sanders K. Solots, MAI – Page 8
  • Why Am I An Appraiser? – Page 9
  • Does My Sate Reviewer Have to bel licensed by the State? – by, Tim Andersen, MAI, MMAA, MSC, CDEI – Page 15

January 2024

  • How to cut business expenses – Page 1
  • How to reduce personal expenses – Page 4
  • Retirement: To Stay, To Go or Can’t Decide? – Page 7
  • New Year’s Resolutions – Page 11

 December, 2023

  • 2023 Year end tax planning for appraisers. You can still save on your 2023 taxes!
  • Communicating Why You Used a Comp On the Sales Grid, by J. Nathan Pippin SRA and Tim Andersen, MAI
  • Valuation of Apartment Properties, Third Edition (Review)
  • Marketing with Holiday Gifts an Easy and Most Excellent Marketing Tool!

November 2023

  • Hybrid Desktop Appraisals  – Maybe No, Maybe Yes? –  Page 1
  • Property Data (Collectors (PDC) – Page 6
  • Don’t Make The Same Mistake Twice, by Claudia Gaglione – Page12

 

October 2023

  • Private money lending – no AMCS, UAD, computer “reviews” low fees, etc. – Page 1
  • Valuation By Comparison, by Mark Ratterman, MAI – book review – Page 7
  • Residential vs. Commercial appraisals – report, fee, getting started, etc. – Page 9

 

September 2023

  • Appraisers vs Lenders. What Can We Do? – Page 1
  • How to communicate with appraisers online. What’s best for you?-Page 6

 

August 2023

  • E & O Insurance Update 2023  –  Claims, Disclaimers, Discrimination, etc. – Page 1
  • 2023 E&O Insurance – Where to Get E&O Insurance, What to Look For in a Policy, etc. – Page 5
  • 2023 E&O Insurance Brokers – Page 10
  • Risks of Expert Work – Page 12

 

July 2023

  • Fannie Mae 1004 and USPAP -Neighborhood – Page 1
  • Appraising in the changing market,  by Joe Lynch – Page 4
  • Supplemental Addendum – Page 14

June 2023

  • How to get referral from reals estate agents – Page 1
  • Your Website Blog – The Easiest Way to Get Non-Lender Work! – Page 4
  • Appraising the Tough Ones – How to Appraise Complex Residential Properties , by Frank Harrison, MAI, SRA (book review) – Page10

May 2023

  • Assessment Appeals – Marketing, Reassessment Opportunities, Fees, Critical Dates, etc.  – Page 1
  • The Valuation of Condominiums, Cooperatives and PUDs, by Maureen Sweeney SRA, AI-RRS – Book Review – Page 9
  • Limiting Conditions and Assumptions – Appraiser Humor – Page 12

April 2023

  • Home Measurement Service – How to Use Your Appraisal Skills to Make More Money  – Page 1
  • How to get started in commercial appraising: 5+ unit apartments – Page 7
  • Making adjustments in today’s market, by Doug Smith, SRA  – Page 12

 

March 2023

  • Many ways to cut cost and increase profits and cash flow – Page 1
  • How to use less gas and save money with today’s high gas prices! – Page 5
  • How to get non-lender business by networking at meetings – Page 8
  • Staying positive with low fees, AMC hassles and slow business – Page 12

 February 2023

  • Expert witness for residential appraisers – High Fees, Little Competition – Page 1
  • Bail Bond Appraisals – all cash, very high fees, little competition – Page 11

January 2023

  • Get started in attorney work by doing divorce appraisals – significantly higher fees, no UAD, no underwriters, no AMCs
  • Speaking at real estate sales meetings is an easy way to market your appraisal business
  •  Book Review – Identifying Residential Architectural Styles by Marc Nadeau