The Appraiser Coach Podcast

The Appraiser Coach Podcast

Appraisers are in a struggling profession. Dustin Harris has discovered a way to buck the current trends and be a successful business owner despite the challenges. In this podcast, he shares his secrets with other appraisers and helps them to be more successful as well.

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August 10, 2022 10 min

When it comes to tech or human resources, or a number of other important things, remember that if you only have one, your one can become none very quickly.

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There are many individuals who would like to become an appraiser, but where do you start? Macaile Hutt joines Dustin to talk about commonly asked (and answered) questions regarding entering the appraisal field. Here is a link to the Appraiser Diversity Initiative: https://www.appraisalinstitute.org/the-appraisal-profession/appraiser-diversity-initiative/

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August 3, 2022 9 min

From text messages, to email inboxes to to-do lists (not to mention just living life and interacting with the world), daily noise can be overwhelming. How do you find peace of mind and what systems does Dustin employ to get things done and stay on top of the constant onslaught of messages?

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Interest rates have gone up and mortgage applications have gone down. While some appraisers may still be waiting for the fax machine to ring, you shouldn't be. Here are a few things you can do to be an appraiser who is always busy.

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Closing up a series of podcasts about Dustin's refinance experience and the appraiser from hell, finally some good news. Dustin ended up doing business with an appraiser who did what he said he would do. How refreshing!

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July 24, 2022 16 min

Appraisers are experiencing the largest slow down in volume since the housing market crash of 2008. What is going on and what should you be doing to survive this change? John Liss, Founder and CEO of True Footage, Inc. joins Dustin to discuss.

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It is a phrase my dad used to tell me. I think it has a lot to do with whether or not you are successful as a business owner.

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Before you hire someone to help in your appraisal business, make sure you set up the right technology in the right way to accommodate them and succeed with them.

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It is hard working from home. Can you really stay connected as an office if you are not in the same workspace?

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Helpful hint: If you are before the state board and are asked how you came up with that adjustment, do not say this. What can you do, however, to get to where you feel like your adjustments are supported?

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Inevitably, they are going off all day long. But how do you get away from them without losing business?

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Most appraisers get it when it comes to the principle of delegation. But, are you stuck in a rut because it feels like you can't afford to hire? Let's talk about how to get out of that hole and on to success.

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Though people are comfortable with consistency, we are drawn to unusual things. When you are searching for that perfect employee, stand out above the crowd.

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June 26, 2022 18 min

We tend to think others think like and are drawn toward the same things as us. But, that is just not true. Get to know your people so you can get them in the right seats.

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A follow up to Dustin's appraiser experience he shared a short time ago. Wonder why AMCs follow up so often? Here is why.

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June 19, 2022 14 min

It happens at all companies (and usually when things are slow), morale and attitudes can change. What do you need to do as a leader to help where you can?

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Have you heard about this tool for inspections? Dustin used it (three times) and has an unbiased review.

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An interesting thing has happened recently in Dustin's one-on-one coaching; a few have expressed a bit of intimidation with the idea of joining a mastermind. Dustin talks more about masterminds and why that should never happen.

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June 8, 2022 7 min

Dustin is big on professionalism. It is important to success. However, there is something to be said about good old fashioned communication as well.

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Why, yes indeed there is. Dustin talks a little about the questions and rumors surrounding the new sponsor at the Appraiser Coach Podcast and why he made the decision he did.

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