How do you stay up-to-date on the latest appraisal news and trends? Podcasts are a great source of industry information and insights. They’re also entertaining and super convenient since you can stream them during your morning commute or while you’re driving to appraisal appointments. Whether you listen in your car or at your desk, here are seven excellent appraisal podcasts to check out.
1. Voice of Appraisal
Voice of Appraisal is a top-rated podcast hosted by Phil Crawford. The podcast delivers the latest news and info for the working real estate appraiser. It analyses trends and issues that affect real estate appraisers nationwide. Crawford takes a straightforward approach to appraisal, real estate, banking, and politics and gives rare insights into the appraisal profession.
Here’s a recent Voice of Appraisal podcast episode, titled “Desktop Rubbers…and Dropping Balls!” in which Crawford discusses possible pitfalls of desktop appraisals and the lack of USPAP instructors in 2020 and 2021:
2. The Appraiser Coach
The Appraiser Coach Podcast is another popular appraisal podcast. Hosted by Dustin Harris, a.k.a. “The Appraiser Coach,” the show provides helpful tips, tricks, ideas, and principles designed to make you a better appraisal business owner. Each week, Harris covers the latest appraisal industry news, interviews successful and influential people, talks with fellow appraisers about hot topics, and reveals his secrets to success.
Check out a recent episode, titled “Are You Trading Time for Money?” here:
3. Home Value Stories
The Home Value Stories podcast, hosted by residential real estate appraiser Jamie Owen, is designed for those who would like to learn more about real estate appraisals and other real estate-related topics. On the podcast’s website, Owen states, “My goal in this podcast is to help you to see real estate and valuations in a new light, and to understand a little more about real estate and valuation.”
Here’s a sample of a recent episode, titled “Why Can’t the Appraiser Give Me a Straight Answer?”:
4. The Real Value Podcast
The Real Value Podcast is hosted by well-known real estate and appraiser coach, Blaine Feyen. The podcast covers a variety of topics involving the real estate, appraisal, and lending industries. It also explores issues of success, communication, leadership, balance, marketing, social media, SEO, NLP, and more.
Listen to the most recent episodes, including “5 Rules of Wealth Building,” here.
5. The Appraiser’s Advocate
The Appraiser’s Advocate is hosted by Tim Andersen, an AQB-Certified USPAP instructor since 2002, nationally-recognized appraisal instructor, speaker, consultant, mentor, and long-experienced general real estate appraiser. The podcast provides industry insights, encouragement, and advice for appraisers.
Here’s an example of a recent episode: “Ask Why! It’s OK!” – TAA Podcast 079
6. Appraiser Secrets Podcast
Sixth on our list of excellent appraisal podcasts is the Appraiser Secrets Podcast hosted by Mark “MJ” Jackson. This real estate investing podcast provides real estate, personal development, business operations, and appraiser tips and tricks. Jackson converses with some of the industry’s leading experts, consultants, and entrepreneurs to learn their secrets to success.
Sample a recent episode here: “Benefits of Investing in the Puerto Rico Real Estate Market with Guest Giovanni Mendez”
7. Appraiser Talk
Appraiser Talk with The Appraisal Foundation is a podcast in which TAF Vice President of Appraisal Issues Lisa Desmarais and Director of Communications Amy Timmerman answer questions from every corner of the appraisal profession—from consumers to appraisers and real estate to business valuation. In each weekly episode, the hosts answer a different question submitted by listeners. Visit their website for a full catalogue of Appraiser Talk podcast episodes organized by category.
Here’s an example of a recent episode geared toward current appraisers: Episode 45: “I think a lender has given me questionable assignment conditions, where can I go to understand if they are violations of USPAP?”
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on January 17, 2020 and updated on May 13, 2022.