Appraiser Talk

Appraiser Talk is a podcast answering questions from every corner of the appraisal profession from consumers to appraisers and real estate to business valuation. Each week, Vice President of Appraisal Issues Lisa Desmarais and Director of Communications Amy Timmerman will answer a different question submitted by readers and listeners. Sign up here to be notified when new episodes are published.

If you have a question you'd like to ask Lisa and Amy, email [email protected], and you might just hear it answered in a future episode. Appraiser Talk is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. To learn how to download the podcast on your phone, check out the instruction below.

Downloading Appraiser Talk on an iPhone
To listen to Appraiser Talk on Apple Podcasts, simply find the podcast app on your iPhone and click on it. Once the app opens, search for "Appraiser Talk" in the search bar. You'll see our show pop up in the search results. Click on the icon that says "Appraiser Talk" then hit subscribe. Now, each week, a new podcast will download to your phone as soon as it becomes available for you to listen.

Downloading Appraiser Talk on an Android
To listen to Appraiser Talk on an Android phone, you will need to download a podcast app. On Android, Google Podcast is one of the most downloaded so instructions are for this. On the Google Play Store, search for "Google Podcasts" and download the app. Once the app opens, search for "Appraiser Talk" in the search bar. You'll see our show pop up in the search results. Click on the icon that says "Appraiser Talk" then hit subscribe. Now, each week, a new podcast will download to your phone as soon as it becomes available for you to listen.

You can also explore our past episode archive below. Just click on the episode you'd like to listen to, and you'll be taken straight to our podcast feed to listen.

Podcast Episodes

Below is a full catalogue of our podcast episodes divided up by category. Click on each heading to see the full list of related episodes.

Business Valuation
Date  Name
July 19, 2021
What is a business valuation?
March 14, 2022
When can a business valuation be used in litigation?
Date  Name
April 5, 2021
Is the value estimate I see on sites such as Zillow or Redfin the same estimate I would get if I hired an appraiser to appraise my home?
May 3, 2021
What is The Appraisal Foundation doing to combat discrimination and build public trust?
May 1, 2021
Is an AVM an appraisal?
May 12, 2021
As a consumer, what do I need to understand if an appraised value is lower than my offer?
June 28, 2021
What are the different types of appraisals?
July 26, 2021
When do I need to get an appraisal?
August 30, 2021
I paid for an appraisal and then I had to use a different lender. The appraiser is refusing to transfer the appraisal report to my new lender, can they do that?
September 27, 2021
Can an appraiser call me, the buyers agent, without authority from the client, and discuss the appraisal?
October 25, 2021
What is a mass appraiser and how is that different from real property appraisal?
November 8, 2021
How long is an appraisal opinion valid for?
December 20, 2021
Do you have any resources I can share with clients to help them learn about the appraisal process?
January 18, 2022
Why does a client's intended use of an appraisal matter to the appraiser?
January 24, 2022
What does an appraiser look at when developing an opinion of value?
February 28, 2022
How does an appraiser appraise a property if it is a duplex?
March 21, 2022
What is an extraordinary assumption?
April 25, 2022
How does an appraiser appraise a property?
May 16, 2022
Can just anyone use the term 'appraiser'?
May 23, 2022
What does a home's sales price mean as it relates to its market value?
Current Appraisers
Date  Name
May 10, 2021
Supported vs. Unsupported Conclusions
May 24, 2021
Why is USPAP on a two year cycle?
June 14, 2021
Do I have to take the USPAP update course every two years?
July 12, 2021
How do I pick comps for a FHA appraisal?
August 9, 2021
What are some of the benefits of serving as a supervisor for a trainee appraiser?
August 23, 2021
How did we wind up with the different credentials residential appraisers have today?
October 4, 2021
How do I find a USPAP course?
October 12, 2021
Does Dodd-Frank prohibit trainees from inspecting a property solo for a lender?
October 18, 2021
How does an appraiser define a bedroom?
November 1, 2021
Does USPAP address an office manager accepting appraisal assignments on behalf of the appraiser?
November 15, 2021
How do I go from licensed residential to certified residential?
January 3, 2022
I used to have a license, and need to get it back, can you help?
January 10, 2022
Does it violate USPAP for the client or the builder to submit additional comparable sales?
February 14, 2022
What is required of me if I want to become a supervisor?
March 7, 2022
I think a lender has given me questionable assignment conditions. Where can I go to understand if they are violations of USPAP?
May 2, 2022
What do I need to do to stay USPAP certified?
May 9, 2022
My client, a bank, wants to assign my appraisal report to another bank. I know that I cannot re-assign an appraisal report, but can the client bank send my appraisal to another bank?