Why Not the Appraiser? Guess Who’s Watching!
No Time to Spare & Social Media Spies!
Business has been crazy!
We are hearing from appraisers how swamped they are; 2-3 week backlogs, working late and report writing at 4:30 AM.
We are also hearing how tired and stressed they are. AMC and lender demands, updates, scope creep, and revision requests, are all taking a toll. An appraiser posted on Facebook she “broke down in tears” last Friday because she did not know how it was all going to get done.
Life is too short to allow this… Take control of your time and your schedule. Spend some time doing something for YOU! Enjoy some time with your family and friends. Stay healthy, don’t let the stress get the best of you. There is not one AMC, lender or client that is worth getting sick over!
Why not turn off the computer, phone and email?
The banks and lenders are taking a long Labor Day weekend, why not the appraiser? Why not turn off the computer, email and phone at 6:00 Friday September 2nd and leave them off until 8:00 Tuesday September 6th? You’ve earned the break!
Guess who’s watching!
A few weeks ago, VaCAP reminded everyone to be careful what you post on social media. We specifically stated, “Think it through, before you post”. Our point was you never know who is looking at your post. See the original post here.
We will not name names, point fingers or even give clues here, but a well-known appraisal social outlet has reached out to VaCAP concerning our reminder. VaCAP received notification that over the past few weeks, they have received subscriptions from 4 AMCs, 3 State Government Agencies, and 3 banks. One of the banks is a well-known national bank.
VaCAP encourages each professional appraiser that utilizes social media to: Think it Through Before You Post.