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Mike Garrett, where are you?

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Tim Hicks (Texas)

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I don't know if this is the right section for this comment, but Mike, where are you? I actually miss your one liners and skewed view of appraisal issues. Knock, knock.
 

Dee Dee

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Being the cantankerous old fisherman that he is, he's probably scouting out the new waters here and trying to decide wether it's worth throwing in his line or not. Either that or he's pacing around like an old bear who just found his favorite dumpster locked down. Maybe we can tease him out into the open..... :wink:
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Mike is not the only one missing. The old "AVM Is The Devil Let's Circle the Wagons And Stop the Clock" brigade has not moved into the new forum yet. No doubt a protest to this new fangled technological format. There theory is that if new technology is an improvement on the forum, everybody might conclude that new technology in valuation methods might be worth a try. They probably figure that Wayne has sold out to the CFR and is leading us into a one World government where machines do all of the appraisals. Even as we speak, they probably are polishing up their tin foil hats to protect themselves from the gama rays being radiated by the banking industry in an attempt to weaken the will of all old line "matched pair" appraisers. :lol:
 

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Mike is not the only one missing. The old "AVM Is The Devil Let's Circle the Wagons And Stop the Clock" brigade has not moved into the new forum yet. No doubt a protest to this new fangled technological format. There theory is that if new technology is an improvement on the forum, everybody might conclude that new technology in valuation methods might be worth a try. They probably figure that Wayne has sold out to the CFR and is leading us into a one World government where machines do all of the appraisals. Even as we speak, they probably are polishing up their tin foil hats to protect themselves from the gama rays being radiated by the banking industry in an attempt to weaken the will of all old line "matched pair" appraisers. :lol:

I'm ROTFLMAO! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I remember appraisers that had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the computer world, preferring to type their appraisals (or have their assistant type them) on their IBM selectric.

Gotta go! Gotta get back to perfecting my "Appraisal Robot" which is a hybrid between a live appraiser an an AVM. I call it "A2D2". It is sorta like R2D2 in Star Wars. The banks just send them to the property and A2D2 makes instant appraisals of the subject property using their built in database. It gives the homeowner the warm fuzzy feeling that their home was actually looked at, in addition it entertains the homeowners kids, doing magic tricks as it inspects the property!

Of course if A2D2 makes an error, (likely) then the bankers will still have someone else to blame! (some things never change)
 

Dee Dee

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All teasing aside, it would be a cryin' shame if we can't get our more experienced appraisers back onto the forum. IMO...they are our most valuable asset.
My 96-year-old grandpa can't figure out how to use a simple telephone answering machine, but he's worth his weight in gold and I wouldn't stop trying to contact him because he refuses to get into 'newfangled technology'.
Is there anything we can do to help these people back into the fold?
 

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All teasing aside, it would be a cryin' shame if we can't get our more experienced appraisers back onto the forum. IMO...they are our most valuable asset.

I agree, that's why I have made it an easy process! Look at how many are here in just 3 days! Once they spend 2-3 days on this board they would never want to go back to the other format, with posts stacked on top of each other on a huge page, then endless links of replies you have to click. And heaven help you should try to find anything from 2-3 weeks ago on the old board. This is much more intuitive.

If anyone is having trouble please first go to the forum help section at:
http://www.appraisersforum.com/forums/view...wforum.php?f=12

Then read our FAQ at:
http://www.appraisersforum.com/forums/FAQ.php

Finally, if you need personal assistance send me email at [email protected] and tell me what you're having problems with and I will help you! All of our "forumites" are important to me and I will help them any way they can!

Believe me, after you register, and use the automatic log in, you never have to do anything! When you come to the forum you have a choice of getting all new messages given to you on one page via the "view all new posts since my last visit" or you can look at the dark yellow "bell" icons to the left of each forum and tell which have new posts. Also if you look at the right of each forum it will tell you who posted the last reply and when, and you can click the icon and go directly to it! And the beautiful thing is that when you click on a topic (message), the original post text and the response texts are laid out on one page where it is very easy to read them! No clicking of endless links!

This new format will help the appraisers communicate with each other much more efficiently, especially with the organization that will help you find something and use it for reference.

Of course some just won't give it a chance, and there is nothing I can do to help them. Sorry but we had to abandon the old board format. That format had been around since around 1994 or 1995 and had just outgrown its usefullness. It is great for a low volume board but with the number of users we have it just wasn't effective anymore. Our success dictated that we change with the times!

Thanks for everyone's support and acceptance so far! I am pleasantly surprised at the volume of registrations so far!
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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I am here, I think. Been a zoo around here, my assistant went to Honduras for two weeks leaving me buried in last years work. Then, as most know, I am preparing to close this office and move into my home office. Trying to get the condo packed up and doing some work on the office too. Still attempting to learn the "ins and outs" of the new forum. It's nice to know I was missed :D
 

Daniel Williams

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Mike,

Make that greatly missed :D :!:

I hope the move goes well.

When you get a free moment brows around for an avatar that suites you.... I would suggest maybe..

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from your days as a deputy

But certainly not....

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Know anybody (forumite or ex forumite) who might fit this one?
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