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.... Show More

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July 5, 2020 14 min

Dustin has been criticized for hiring VAs and paying less than $5 per hour. How does that salary really translate though in places like the Philippines?

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We have all been busy. Have we lost sight of the bigger picture, however? Remember you can only focus your attention in one area at a time. Where is your focus, appraisers?

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Using conservative numbers, Dustin has done the math. How many hours will you spend over the course of your career appraising houses? How many years will you spend in that technician role? Is it time to make a change?

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June 24, 2020 10 min

Believe it or not, Dustin has stooped so low as to teach you how to get dressed in the morning. There may even be a few nuggets of wisdom when it comes to your appraisal business too.

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You heard it right, this time Tim is interviewing Dustin for his YouTube channel The Appraiser's Advocate. What does Dustin think appraisers should be doing to remain relevant in today's changing valuation world?

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Due to the pandemic, Tax Day was changed this year, but it is nearly here again. Do you have a big tax bill you did not anticipate? Dustin will solve that problem for you once and for all.

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What can the painter Bob Ross - may he rest in peace - teach us about our lives and our business? Is it time you took just 30 mins to paint the picture of your life?

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Dustin was recently traveling in Australia and had a need to look at a report on his server back in Idaho. No problem, he was connected within seconds via his mobile phone. How does that work?

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June 7, 2020 39 min

Josh Walitt, a friend to the program, joins us again to talk about state board investigations. How do you prepare so you don’t have to go through the process, and what do you do when the state comes looking for your work file?

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There is a false notion out there that in order to get something done right, it must be done by you personally. We, as business owners, spend way too much time working on and not in our businesses.

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For many, the pandemic has not been fun. It has been a challenge, but what lessons have we learned? More importantly, can we take those lessons and apply them long-term?

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May 27, 2020 10 min

We have heard the term during the pandemic, "Essential Worker." Let's move beyond what that means from a government perspective and ask ourselves what that means from a professional perspective.

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Tim Andersen - The Appraiser's Advocate - joins Dustin to answer two listener questions about measuring the subject and seeing every unit/room. Are these things required? Tim helps answer in another episode of Dear Uspap Instructor.

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May 20, 2020 13 min

What does a funny board game have to do with appraising right now? Dustin reminds us to slow down, take your time, focus, and check your work.

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With the pandemic has come a lot of change. Have the rules around extraordinary assumptions changed? Dustin explores what USPAP and Fannie Mae say about it. Stay safe out there.

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May 13, 2020 11 min

Will we get a 'pass' when it comes to the changing scope of work during the pandemic? Maybe, but perhaps the opposite is true. We still need to have credible data and cannot be misleading in our appraisals

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May 10, 2020 23 min

Lots of change right now with the pandemic. Some of it is difficult, but some of it opens doors for opportunities we never had. This week, Dustin shares some specific data on how this Covid-19 deal can help appraisers to become more relevant.

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Be known and be known as the expert, but what does that really mean? How do you get known? What would you say to your potential clients? Dustin goes Facebook Live with his group on the mic while you listen behind the scenes.

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Many appraisers are reevaluating their finances. This is a good thing. We should periodically purge what is not needed, but should coaching be one of them?

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April 29, 2020 8 min

Thank you Tim G. for a great lesson about personal on it; not in it time. Dustin shares the principle of taking time for you and your goals as well.

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