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How to Make a Profession Disappear

We are fairly near the end of the continuing education cycle for appraisers in my home state of Pennsylvania. Among other topics, I’ve been presenting changes to laws and regulations, which include the new Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) standards that...
February 15, 2013

Change–Threat or Opportunity?

CHANGE—THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY? I had the opportunity yesterday to do a webinar for the NAR Appraisal Section, for the RAA and GAA members. The webinar was: “Beyond HVCC”, and for me, it was fun to do because it was...
April 24, 2010

My Month as “Ask the Expert”

Agents and appraisers have a lot to gain from each other, by cooperating, and each doing things right and explaining them to the other. ...

The 1004MC Form

CYA when using this form...more words may be better than fewer. ...
April 10, 2009

Who Serves Whom?

Blog about NAR and the Appraisal Institute coming away from the table without an agreement and what members want and need from both organizations. ...
November 10, 2008

The Jed Clampett Effect

“Come and listen to my story ‘bout a man named Jed, poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed.” I can’t get the theme song from “The Beverly Hillbillies” out of my head these days. What’s putting it there is...
August 31, 2008

Enough Blame To Go Around

This is the text of a blog I wrote last fall. Sadly, things have gotten even worse since then. However, I stand by my original assertions–there is enough blame to go around. The vast majority of REALTORS and Appraisers...
August 18, 2008