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Room 666: Providing court testimony as an expert witness makes you better

May 21, 2014 | 9:54 am |

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I took the photo of this door in NYS Supreme Court yesterday and it got me thinking about quality of “experts” as did this.

In a perfect world, any appraiser or analyst (in any profession) should be forced to provide expert witness testimony in court at least once – covering a paper they’ve written, research they have presented, an opinion they’ve formed, a sales pitch they’ve developed, heck even a blog post they’ve posted.

I actually like providing testimony and our firm does a fair amount of this work for our clients. Getting grilled for hours and even days by lawyers trying only to chip away at your credibility in front of others provides amazing clarity to the way you approach your analysis and profession (aside from being exhausting).

Many talking heads that opine on a housing market, a stock, a court case, etc. often aren’t tested to fully articulate their thoughts, assuming they are even thinking. Hence, BS reigns.

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[Money Magazine] Best online real estate expert: Jonathan Miller

April 16, 2010 | 11:09 am | Awards |

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I was flattered to be recognized as Money Magazine’s “Best online real estate expert“. It was part of their “100 best money moves you can make“.

I had no idea this was coming. I’m not sure what it means but I’ll take the compliment anyway. ;-)

Of course it compounds my blogguilt [defined: feeling guilty about not keeping up with your usual blog content flow] since I have been light on posts this month during my gauntlet of market reports.

Next week we release our Long Island and Hamptons/North Fork reports and THEN I return to more active blogging (until the Q2 gauntlet hits in July).


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