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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.



I just finished reviewing a condominium appraisal in Davenport, Florida from October of 2005.  Another appraiser who over inflated the value by $50,000!   When you have to go 6+ miles for comps, and ignore 222 closed sales within a 5 mile radius…you are REALLY working hard to hit that sales pric...
Jim Rohn is one of my favorite motivational speakers.  His quote, "I have found a way to work full time on my job, while working part time on my fortune" has always stuck with me. As real estate professionals, we can call it a "business" if we want, but if we have to show up every day to feed the...
I recently read an article in the Florida Realtors online blog ( ) about how Florida is #2 in the nation for longest foreclosure process.  Can you guess who is #1?  New York!   I lived in New York too and remember their court proc...

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