Gary Snowdon, ASA is a commercial real estate appraiser who appraises all non-residential property and specializes in industrial and vacant land valuation, and diminution of value cases, in Upstate New York.
Plant A Tree
The appraisal business generates a lot of paper. So I have modified my report layout to conserve paper, reduced my file memorandum to digital files, and my comparable sale and lease data is now input to my cloud database. Paper that accumulates in my files during an appraisal is scanned, shredded to protect confidentiality, and recycled. And clients have the option to receive reports electronically in pdf format.
I'll also plant a tree, with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation, for each appraisal I perform to help replace the trees my appraisal practice consumes.