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Supervisor to apprentice: “Ok, you’re up, this one’s all yours and remember how I taught you to measure accurately.  We don’t want any call backs on this one.  And if it’s too overwhelming for you, I just spoke with the owner, who states that he is the last living relative of the Flintstones, and he has the original plans.”
Submitted by: Stephen Paul Appraisals, Belton, SC





“Wood paneling, $1,000. Dream catcher, $20.  Hand stitched eagle comforter, $9.  Sharing those private moments with your loved one, priceless.”

Submitted by: Stephan Humphrey - Kuykendall Appraisal Associates, Austin, TX






“In an attempt to build a stronger fence, installers are now using dogwood.”

Submitted by Ron Rahal, Dearborn, MI.





"The appraiser told me if I took the wheels and axles off, it would be considered real
property/real estate... I’ll brick it up by next summer... I can still use the tail lights
for those romantic evenings grilling out with my honey."

Submitted by: Steve P. Whitby - Stephen Paul Appraisals, Belton, SC


"If'n it ain't on the ground, tornadoes can't get to it!"

H. Dante Kahn, III of Pensacola, FL





"With a wife and three daughters, this handy dad thought he could speed up
the morning ritual by installing side-by-side toilets in this one bathroom home."

Submitted by: James S. Starett, Baytown, TX




Given a rural assignment with a legal description instead of an address, I called the lady to get directions. She gave me the names of several roads and how to traverse them, and then told me to turn on "The Dirt Road" to get to her house. I followed her instructions and to my surprise and enjoyment I did indeed come to "The Dirt Road"! No wonder the lender used the legal; he thought there was a mistake in her home address!
Colleen Nance




"Every home needs a window in the chimney!!
Provides continuity for street observations from within." 

Carlton H. Foster




"Not funny, but certainly weird. How I wish the inspection was scheduled for the day before,
when something could still be done. Photo was taken at an unoccupied SFR in Deltona, Florida.
The deer was stuck and had died in the front gate. There was no opening of that gate. To
inspect, I had to jump the fence at another part of the property”.
Gary Eilen




"External obsolescence?? What's that??
They had some real rocket scientists working on this project!"
Jim Weaver




“Don’t worry about that wire, we’ll move it for you!” Somehow the house was built without
anyone noticing the easement for the wire that holds up the telephone pole. The custom home
builder could not get lender financing and could not find a buyer so he was living there himself.
The power company would not relent unless he paid for the whole block to have underground
utilities installed. The bent wire suggests the side of the builder’s car may have a matching dent”.

Steve Millbern, Lake Forest, CA




Austin has become a drain and Texas is sinking. Question is, "What is Texas sinking about?"
Submitted by Dave Cullins.






“Nope, still no tax refund.”
Photo submitted by Don Clark.





Instructor Erik Nafobyia leads the class in the "I've got a spider on my back" dance, a routine common after attic and crawl space inspections.  This version is appropriate for forms 1004, 1073, and 1025.  For the 1004C, a version developed in West Texas is preferred.  It is initiated by a scream of "snake" in the falsetto voice of a 9 year old girl, this is quickly followed by a vigorous beating of the head against the undercarraige of the subject property, thereby dislodging spiders, scorpions, and centipedes which sought refuge from the sun there.  Once these refugees are firmly attached and evenly distributed over the head, neck and back, the appraiser shimmies into the open where he/she flails and yelps like a salt-shot dog and commences a heavy metal version of the "spider on my back" dance.

Submitted By: Leesa Ashley





Yes, that is indeed a fern growing joyfully from under the toilet. We didn’t have to ask what they used for fertilizer.