You often have to be a jack-of-all-trades to run a small business — and one of the best skills you can learn is marketing. Many appraisers struggle with the idea of marketing themselves, but if you think about it at a basic level, it's simply the act of establishing a relationship. You don't need to […]
There’s no shortage of ways to communicate with people these days. You can post your weekend plans on Facebook for hundreds of people to see in seconds. Or easily text your colleague about a sketching question while you're out in the field. It’s amazing that we have access to correspond with tens or even hundreds […]
Nobody wants to be underpaid for their work. But when the market slows down, it can seem like you have no other option. You might end up gritting your teeth and taking low-fee orders just to pay the bills. Trust us: it doesn't have to be this way. Lowering your fees is counterproductive — and […]
Same old same old…It's 9 a.m. on a Tuesday. Your coffee cup is warm in your hand. And as you walk into your office, you hope there's another order waiting for you in your inbox. But, as you knew there would be, there's something else demanding your attention…
As every minute passes, we're inching closer and closer to the smell of turkey and cranberry sauce. But before you start packing for your holiday travels, take just a minute to plan a little holiday cheer for your clients too.
March Madness is officially underway and, like millions of sports fans across the country, we’ve got the fever. While we were busy filling out our brackets and arguing over which team would take home the trophy, we realized we had an Elite 8 of our own. Below are just eight (of the many) benefits you […]
You’re familiar with the saying “you get what you pay for.” But how often do you hear that “you get more than what you pay for”? The TOTAL Elite membership is more than just a support contract. Below are eight (of the many) benefits you recieve by upgrading to the Elite membership. 24/7 Support — […]
An online presence is more important than ever. According to RetailingToday, 81 percent of consumers research online prior to purchase. And when that investment is related to the most valuable item in their life, their property, you can bet they'll spend some time searching for information. A website for your appraisal business gives potential customers […]
Many appraisers have told us lately that they're feeling frustrated with the rigmarole that comes with many lender orders. From the seemingly endless list of new requirements and regulations to requests for more analysis in shorter turn times (all at the same fee), the stress and red tape is exhausting.