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Fees:  New Rules, New Data

Added:  February 27, 2010

Appraisers are used to toiling away in relative obscurity, but suddenly the national spotlight is shining on the industry, and in an area that normally is shrouded in comparative secrecy:  Fees.  More interestingly, people outside the profession are actually worried that appraisal fees may be too low, not too high.  Click to view

Tired Of Getting Stiffed?  Tips For Collecting Your Past Due Fees

Added:  February 26, 2010

You inspected the property, gathered the data, and wrote a professional, first-rate report. You delivered that report on time, as promised. There's just one thing missing: Your payment.
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Take A Fresh Look At Your Business Model

Added:  February 26, 2010

This just in: It's tough being an appraiser in 2010. We all know why. The question is: How do you adapt? First, take a look at your business model.
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State And Regional Fee Comparison

Added:  February 26, 2010

While county-level analysis may seem to be the most relevant to the fees you charge on a day to day basis, there's no denying the fact that your business doesn't operate in a vacuum.  Click to view

Grassroots Appraisal Marketing With Door Hangers

Added:  February 26, 2010

What if you took an extra 10 minutes during inspections to walk the block and put a flyer on each home's door?  Click to view

Appraiser Spotlight

Added:  February 26, 2010

Now that the XSites Desktop's Energizer plugin is well established as an effective, proven means of creating a website that's more search engine optimized, all I need to do is go down our list of XSites ranked by Energizer score to find some great sites.
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Analyzing The Counties

Added:  February 26, 2010

Hawaii is looking better and better to appraisers these days, especially as record snow storms strike large parts of the continental United States. Who can blame them for wanting to sit on the beach and collect among the highest fees in the nation, in a location that also happens to be one of the busiest as well?
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Who’s Seeing You?  How To Read Your XSite’s Traffic Reports

Added:  February 25, 2010

Your Appraiser XSite contains a powerful, easy-to-use statistics package that will tell you everything you need to know about your XSite's performance.  Click to view

Top 10 Tech Things To Do Right Now

Added:  February 25, 2010

We talk to more appraisers every day than anyone, anywhere.  We know your tech problems, marketing challenges, PC skills, and everything in between.  It's our job.  My job is to help make yours easier.  Click to view

Search Engine Love

Added:  February 25, 2010

For years, we've told Appraisers to customize their XSite pages to get better search engine rankings. And for years, this approach has worked for appraisers who do it. Even so, may appraisers don't believe they can effectively customize their content, so they don't try. This spring, we're introducing a solution to that problem.
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