The Appraiser Coach Podcast

The Appraiser Coach Podcast

Listen while you drive to and from appraisal inspections as Dustin Harris, The Appraiser Coach, gives you helpful tips, tricks, ideas, and principles which will make you a better appraisal business owner. Dustin has been a successful real estate appraiser for many years. As the Appraiser Coach, he has made it his life's mission to teach other appraisers across the country to also succeed and thrive as real estate appraisal business owners. Join Dustin each week as he keeps you informed with the latest in the appraisal profession, interviews movers and shakers, talks to your peers about what is important to them, and shares with you his secrets to incredible success. ... Show More

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June 19, 2019 30 min

One of Dustin's goals with this podcast is to give appraisers access to information. Today, he has Brandon Reich on with Choice Valuation. Brandon produces tools for appraisers that you may want to consider.

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Unless you are a number hitter, you have had this happen to you; you don't come in at or above purchase price on a sale and the agent decides he or she will never use you again. Some even begin to spread rumor on why others should also not work with you. What do you do if that happens to you? We are joined today by a veteran appraiser who had this happen to her and what she can do about it.

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June 12, 2019 10 min

It is so easy to be negative, especially online. But who are we serving? Dustin reminds us today to be nice, especially to other appraisers.

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Today on the program, Tim Andersen dives into a word we use frequently, but probably have not sat down to analyze. The word is "analyze" and it is time to find out what it means to an appraiser.

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June 5, 2019 11 min

Marketing 101 will tech you that your goal is to get someone to say yes. What if we turned that on its head. Is is possible you will have better negotiations if you go after a no instead?

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June 2, 2019 37 min

There is an old saying that when you get bucked off, you gotta get back on the horse. The same is true when you fall snow skiing. Dustin tells a story about another fall he had recently and what happened when he got back up. More importantly, he relates it to your appraisal business and the importance of pressing forward.

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Dustin had a scary experience while he was out driving the other day. Is the risk of taking comp photos worth the pay off? Let's explore it.

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Do you know someone who does not take their own comp photos? Is there anything wrong with that? This is the second in a two-part series talking about thinking like a business owner.

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When we compare our fees to our so-called "competition," we reveal who we truly are - or our WHY. We are acting like a technician. Though there is nothing inherently wrong with being a technician, there is a difference when you think like a business owner.

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May 19, 2019 39 min

What does the infamous Mark Skapinetz have to say about desktop appraisals? His answers might surprise you. Mark joins Dustin today. Don't miss this episode.

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We all carry a full movie studio in our pockets. Why you should turn that thing on and create your own motion pictures for the appraisal world often.

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It’s another Dear USPAP Instructor episode with Tim Andersen. Today, we talk about purchase and sale contracts. Is it necessary for the appraiser to see them? We will also talk adjustments. Are they really that important?

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Dustin is an avid reader (well, listener) of books. Here are a few he has read lately

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Rachel Massey joins us for another look at the private appraisal work scenario. With lender work changing so much, many appraiser are looking to get into or further focus on non-lender work, but is it all it is cracked up to be?

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Here are the most frequent apps Dustin is using for you to consider.

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We are joined again by USPAP instructor extraordinaire Tim Andersen (tim@theuspapinstructor.com) for another episode of Ask The USPAP Instructor. Today, what do you do when the client refuses to give you the purchase and sale contract and are adjustments necessary?

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Computer problems are constant at most appraisal offices. How do you keep yourself up and running without spending a fortune? Dustin shares his, low-budget, solution in this episode.

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Today, we are joined by an anonymous guest who was blacklisted (or "brownlisted"). What do you do when that happens? Dustin gets into the nitty gritty of this unfortunate situation today.

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Like most appraisers, you probably have a lot of photos to store. How do you do it without taking up room on your computer. Dustin has a suggestion.

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Dustin, in a previous episode, talked about evaluations and made the statement that we are disallowed from doing them. Today, he clarifies that comment and talks about what the future of appraisal might look like.

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