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Real Estate Appraiser - is Richard Ferris. I am a Florida state certified real estate appraiser serving clients in Lake county, Orange county, Osceola county, Polk county, Seminole county, and parts of Volusia county. My blog concerns local market activities, general thoughts on my real estate world, and technology tips to be more productive as a paperless office.
Once you click on the "Play" button, hit F11 to go full screen for better view! GoogleDocsDynamic Make it a productive day! AUTHOR: Richard D Ferris - -  Servicing all of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole Counties. Also servicing Deltona, Deland, and Orange City in Vo...
There is a new pressure these days on appraisers - something new to conform to.   Well, pressure to hit a number is still there from some clients, but appraisers are now armed with the HVCC threat, I mean proposal, offered by NY Attorney General Cuomo and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac.   I am hearing mo...
As you can tell from my prior blog posts, I am not one to buy into the "sky is falling", "recession abounds" talk from the media.  I do, however, watch closely micro market areas in order to best serve my client's interest to know the smaller market areas as compared to larger regional areas.I ca...
I recently purchased a Tilt from AT&T as my central tool for field data collection.  Using the Tilt, I am able to carry all of my appointments, contacts, and files in one device.  It takes some getting used to - typing or writing on a smaller screen!  But there are some definite benefits to utili...
I find it funny that in 2007, every other news story on local television here in Central Florida, was another story of the “sub prime meltdown” and the imploding Florida market. But that is the way of TV media – exploit a story until it dries up, or people are so sick of hearing about it – then m...
I recently was invited to be a guest author on a favorite blog of mine - The Appraisal Scoop, hosted by Brian Davis - a member of this community.   I am excited to be a part of The Appraisal Scoop, and look forward to posting more information there about mobile tchnoogy and the ay I operate my bu...

Richard D. Ferris

Florida State Certified (FHA) Appraiser
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