Everybody should do a few reviews from time to time. You will learn a bunch and it will enhance your appraisal writing skills. Some of the things I have learned from reviews: 1. It is the national standard to adjust $20 per foot or less on comparable sales whether homes are selling for over $100 per foot or not. I haven't used $20 per foot except for MH appraisals in years. 2. It is OK to make up site sizes because it is easier than a couple of clicks on the tax records to find the true site size. 3. Slippy or Skippy as some of you may call him always makes the statement that his appraisal is performed under compliance of USPAP, despite all the lies, misinformation and avoided sales. 4. Slippy likes to pass his canned comments around so others can have his generic ability to say nothing in the alloted space. Don't tell what you did in the market grid, just slap a canned comment in about necessary size and amenity adjustments and homogeneous homes in the neighborhood. Yet, never explain why you used the 20 year newer homes when there were 40+ similar age home sales and only two of those newer home sales. 5. Less is more. The less you say in the appraisal, the less you can get slapped around for under review. 6. Make this comment in the condition of improvements section: No functional or physical inadequacies were observed from inspection of the subject. The subject is considered in average quality and condition with no significant repairs needed. Then in the sales comparison, make upward adjustments because your subject has more upgrades and is in better condition than all the sales. 7. Always put "suburban" or "urban" in the location line, that way nobody will ever know that none of your sales are from the subject's subdivision. 8. If the subject has a pool, then the adjustment is $15-30,000. If the comparable sale has a pool and the subject does not, then fail to mention it. If you have to mention it, the adjustment is $7,500. 9. Always quote Fannie Mae guidelines, even if you have no idea what they are or where to find them. Especially, if you have a new home appraisal and don't know you need at least one re-sale as a comparable sale. 10. Never proof read your reports. It is quite entertaining to read that home is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with wood siding on the URAR and to read in your canned addendum that it is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home. I have more, but I am tired of typing. Merry Christmas to all.