An Appraiser's View

The difference between an appraiser and an NFL Ref
January 30th, 2023 3:54 AM
As a long time die hard 49er fan I have spent a lot of time watching games both in person and at home. I also enjoy preparing to watch games as if I am the coach, breaking down the opposing teams strengths and weaknesses, how they match up with my team, how my team should adjust, and how their team may adjust. The last two years I have added in how the assigned refs will influence the way the game is played. As an expert in both fields, my honest assessment is NFL officials are nowhere near the standard of excellence required of real estate appraisers. 
For instance.
A real estate appraiser provides an unbiased opinion whereas NFL refs are influenced by the home crowd.
A real estate appraiser does their due diligence on each aspect of the appraisal. NFL officials make the customer (the coach) request someone else look at it in order to ensure it was correct. And they limit them to requesting accuracy twice a game. 
A real estate appraiser reports everything they see. An NFL ref "let's them play" which alters the result. and  
A real estate appraiser can take as much time as needed to be accurate, whereas an NFL official has to keep the pace of the game. 

Wow, in looking over the list, it appears NFL officiating is similar to an online valuation of your home, quick, but not very accurate.
To be fair, it's the speed at which the decision is required that affects the accuracy, not the integrity of the appraiser or ref. So the next time you get impatient with how long an accurate, unbiased appraisal takes remember, the alternative is a poorly called game that has a 50% chance of altering the result against you. 

It's been one heck of a season, 

Posted by Jeff Pickerel on January 30th, 2023 3:54 AMPost a Comment

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