8th March 2011

Appraiser Marketing System – Cool New Tools

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Wow! It has been TWO months since you have signed up!

I hope my emails have radically changed your business. Along with a good list of appraisal management companies, you are sure to do very well if you implement my advice and have been applying to at least 5 AMCs a week since the time we got started! You should have just finished applying to the top 40 companies on the list. Those companies send me AMC work!

If you don’t have a great list yet, you can still get one at http://www.appraisalmanagementcompanies.org and start applying today. Apply to at least 10 a week and you will catch up in no time!

Now on to my new tool!

What do you use to measure houses and condominiums?

After using the same tool for years that I purchased at Home Depot, and replacing it every 3-6 months, I was advised by the manufacturer that this is for indoor use only!!! I was quite surprised, but glad that they replaced 3 under warranty until they finally called me and said they could no longer replace them for free. I completely understood after taking a closer look at the packaging and it stated clearly that it was for indoor use only.
That was fine for me, I was really looking to replace the roller measure anyways and came across the Rolatape MM-12 Measure Master at Amazon. Not only was it cheaper, but it stated that it was perfect for Appraisers! How could I NOT give it a try?!

Well, it came and not only is it lighter and 100% mechanical. The roller ball is the same size as my old roller measure, but it only has 1 wheel so it is easy to move around and the small ball makes it easy to get in to small places. This is the best roller measure I have ever used and it is inexpensive! I got mine for about $25.00 and it came within a few days after I ordered it. So when you need a new roller measure, make sure to check out the Rolatape MM-12 Measure Master, you will love it!

Another tool that I started using again recently for condominiums is the Bosch DLR130K Digital Distance Measurer Kit. Again, I purchased this at Amazon because I am an amazon junkie. I know I fill get the best price and that I will get it much sooner if I waited until I had the time to go from store to store to try and locate a good offer.

I used to have one of those ‘sonar’ distance measure with a laser pointer on it. I got it as a gift and tried using a few times before I noticed most of my measurements were off. The inexpensive ‘laser’ measurers just use sonar to bounce a sound against a wall to get the measurement. The problem with those types of measurers is that they bounce off of all sorts of things and I could never get an accurate measurement.

The Bosch DLR130K Digital Distance Measurer Kit uses a laser beam to perform both pointing and measuring applications. It measures from both ends as well, so you don’t have to be against one wall to get the full measurement. It is also super small and light and will fit right in your pocket.

Order one today or put it on your gift list! You are going to love them!

Bryan Knowlton
Appraiser Income

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