Welcome to the fourth installment in our series on “How to Make More Money as an Appraiser!”
In The Weeds
This is the third installment of the series “How to Make More Money as an Appraiser.” I’ve already addressed:
This is the second post in our series on “How to Make More Money as an Appraiser.” We started out with “How to Make More Money: Managing Your Time.” Let’s move on to how to make more money by getting your certifications completed!
Who doesn’t want to make more money? As an appraiser, your income potential is great! The trick is knowing HOW to grasp that potential, chew it up, and swallow it whole!
If you’ve been appraising long enough, you’ve had some interesting experiences. Whether it was a dog chase, a bumpy ride through the mountains with an active home owner, a gun in an empty room, or a nest of bees in a ceiling, every appraiser has at least one crazy story to tell!
It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Have you ever had to defend an appraisal report against a formal action by your state licensing board? If you have, you know you want to take every precaution to avoid that happening again!
Why This is For Appraisers Too
If you saw part A of this blog post, Upgrades, Is It Worth Keeping Up With the Jones, you’ll remember that I promised a part B! This post focuses on whether or not a homeowner should make upgrades, and if so, which upgrades should they make? So you might ask what this has to do with appraisers? You can share this post with your clients if they have questions that are covered below! So whether you’re a homeowner or an appraiser (or both!) this article is for you!
This post was written in the voice of and with the perspective, invaluable experiences and advice of appraiser, Keven Ewell.
Two Questions for Appraisers
As an appraiser, I always ask the homeowner if they have any questions that I can answer for them. I consistently get the same two questions, first, what is my home worth, and second, what can I do to increase the value of my home?