Real Value

08/30/2021 As real estate appraisers we can have some tough assignments.  It can be a tough job, that if you practice ethically, can take a toll on you.  Folks are often upset, with compliments coming few and far between most especially in mortgage use transactions. With that in mind, I wanted to start sharing someContinue reading “Real Value”

Incorporation by Reference: Update from Mr. Bagott

The author responds and updates information regarding The Appraisal foundation.  Incorporation by reference is the major premise of what Mr. Bagott is writing about and in this update, he is looking at the Texas Railroad Commission.  While not specific to the valuation profession it is yet another instance of the public sector grabbing private documentsContinue reading “Incorporation by Reference: Update from Mr. Bagott”

Mr. Bagott Replies to TAF’s “Cryptic Memo”

This was just sent over to me. Mr. Bagott, the author of the book that exposes the odd salary information for the president of The Appraisal Foundation, David Bunton. I will add to the oddity of this week by disclosing that someone from Mr. Bunton’s staff called me Tuesday and essentially gave me a dressingContinue reading “Mr. Bagott Replies to TAF’s “Cryptic Memo””

Clarification on TAF President Compensation

I kicked a hornet’s nest earlier in the week.  I knew that it was not only possible but very likely that someone (maybe even a few people) would have a serious issue with my posting the Appraisal Foundation (TAF) tax paperwork showing their president’s salary, David Bunton, from 2017.  I do not begrudge anyone makingContinue reading “Clarification on TAF President Compensation”

The Appraisal Foundations Dirty Secrets?

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) made some waves this last few days.  A new book just came out discussing what goes on at TAF and it doesn’t sound too good.  I have yet to read it, but have ordered it.  From what a few people have described to me it doesn’t paint a pleasant picture ofContinue reading “The Appraisal Foundations Dirty Secrets?”

My 2019, A year in Review

2019 is in the books and we have already begun 2020.  From an appraisal perspective, 2019 was a year of change for me. I am in a completely different place then where I was at the beginning of the year.  I left a large valuation firm to start my own enterprise while also partnering withContinue reading “My 2019, A year in Review”