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Bobby Bucks

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Jan 27, 2002
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Real Estate Agent or Broker
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North Dakota
We need tapes.... or should I say I need tapes?.....as in audio tapes. Does anyone know if there are
any audio tapes available for USPAP or other appraisal topics? I know that Princess Anne
O’Rourke has some good tapes on marketing. I’m a previous customer and her tapes are
excellent. Someone, somewhere must offer them. I’m 2 weeks behind with work and getting no rest or
respect, but I do have some idle time when I can learn.....all that time behind the wheel. Maybe
Dick McKissock will do them.....he’s great with update courses......maybe Bob Ipock will make
audio tapes of his USPAP course in Tampa at the forum bash.....if he tapes it how many of us will
buy one? I will. Maybe I’ll make some tapes.......the subliminal variety.......no free lookups......get
that mileage fee......AMC defense tactics.....

the Ranch is rocking and I wish interest rates would rise. :)
 

Karl

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Jan 15, 2002
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Licensed Appraiser
State
Arizona
Great Idea as long as U had good voices (As in more than one voice) with a little humor. This could be a money maker for someone.
 

Mountain Man

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Jan 15, 2002
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Certified General Appraiser
State
Georgia
Yeah, you may be on to something. But as I understand, very soon tapes are going to be very hard to buy. With CD's so prevelent, tapes are going the way of the 8 trak.
Progress is good, but I hate spending money when my old radio still works fine.
 

Restrain

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Jan 22, 2002
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Certified General Appraiser
State
Florida
If you want to do a tape for an approved class, it's a real hassle to get it approved. For example, every 2 years you have to update it with the State of Texas and pay $500 for the privilege, and it's like this in every state. I also believe that there is a national approval needed if you're going to do such things as USPAP.

I was thinking about putting some on-line, but the costs and hassles caused me to change my mind.

Roger
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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Jan 14, 2002
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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Colorado
Bobby, what a great idea! Appraisers everywhere could listen to USPAP while driving around. Would be nice to have that 15 hour USPAP course on tape and then allow us to test for credit. Bet it never happens.

They tape my registered appraisers class every time we do it. Poor quality audio, long lapes in the tape while students are writing, references to visual displays are totally lost, and then there is the instructor...Ugh!
 

Mountain Man

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Certified General Appraiser
State
Georgia
Hmmm, on second though...... 15 hours of USPAP while driving may not be a good thing. :morning:
 

Tom McDowell

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Jan 19, 2003
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Gvmt Agency, FNMA, HUD, VA etc.
State
North Carolina
I downloaded a text to voice converter and had it read each USPAP rule and converted it to MP3. I bought a $50 MP3 player that plugs into the tape deck of the truck. I can re-record it as changes are made.

I also converted some novels like "Call Of The Wild" and some others.

Text converters are around $30 to $50 dollars.
 

Tim The Enchanter

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Jan 24, 2002
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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
California
I downloaded a text to voice converter and had it read each USPAP rule and converted it to MP3. I bought a $50 MP3 player that plugs into the tape deck of the truck.

I dunno, could be a bigger hazard than driving and cell phone use. :lol:
Or would it induce drowsy driving? :D
 
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