this program is no longer available. 

You'll be notified of our next course, coming in fall of 2020.

Now there’s an answer for every Appraiser who is concerned about their future and the ever-changing appraisal profession.

In my online training program, “How to Make Money Doing Appraisal Reviews” I lay out for you exactly what appraisal review work involves and show you how this can be the IDEAL way to make additional or full-time income… extend your career or supplement your retirement.

I’ll also teach you strategies and techniques that are proven to get new accounts for any appraisal business and reveal to you sources that can send you assignments and repeat business for years to come.

There are a lot of classes and courses you can take. But my program covers everything you really need to know about the review business -- things others don’t teach you -- so that you can start making money doing reviews quickly and confidently, without having to learn it all on your own.

After 30 years in the field I had no idea that such a lucrative side to our business was available.

Tom H. PA


My name is Ron Maloney and I did my first appraisal in 1982, when I was 25 years old. Back in the day I was the new kid on the block.

Now, I’m a grizzled veteran Appraiser who has learned how to survive AND prosper in both changing and challenging times.

I’ve done field work, owned and operated an appraisal company for almost 2 decades and worked in the review department of one of the largest banks in the country.

In my 30+ year appraisal career I have never been sued, had a license suspended or revoked, been censored, fined or even had a lender file a complaint against me.   

But more importantly, I’ve reviewed or had input into well over 100,000 valuation reports and have had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best Appraisers in our profession.

For the past 13 years, I've worked for myself doing appraisal reviews. This would not have been possible if it weren’t for my experience and the mentors I’ve had, especially my father whom I owe a debt of gratitude.

Can you believe it? 45 jobs over 4.5 days! I would never have gotten this far without your tutelage, leadership and expertise in this appraisal niche. Hey, I just might make some serious $$ going forward!

Steve G. NJ

My father, Dan “Buddy” Maloney, Founder Classic Appraisals Corp., circa 1990

I can show you how to get paid to review reports without leaving home, having any additional expense or paying for a single data source, just like I do.

What’s the income you’d like to make? Maybe your number is a modest one – maybe you’d like to make just a thousand or two a month – enough to supplement your current income or provide a retirement cushion.

Or perhaps you need a full-time income to replace the one you have now. The good news is, that’s doable.

Just wanted to say thanks again! Since taking your course I've been able to move my practice to about 85% review work. It's been very nice and I actually love my job again!

Rene F. IL

► I made $81,825 in 2018 from my biggest client, all from home and without paying for a single data source. Below is a copy of my 1099-tax form.

► Here's my updated 1099. I made $94,225 last year from the same client!

The top 18 reasons to do appraisal reviews

1--You already have the basic expertise to do appraisal reviews.

2--There is less competition, because fewer than 15% of Appraisers do any type of review work at all. So, you are able to offer a special service that your competitors don’t know much about

3--Little or no start-up capital required, low overhead and high profit margins. All you need is a phone, a computer and an Internet connection.

4--No costly data services or software programs to pay for. Work with companies that provide them - this way you save money and are able to do reviews in more areas.

5--You are much less limited geographically. Receive assignments in any area of the state you hold a license. You can increase and diversify your workload by obtaining licenses in other states.

6--With desktop reviews you can work entirely from home so you save on gas and tolls and you don’t need to be concerned about doing inspections in crime ridden areas, having difficulty trying to locate comparables or going out in inclement weather.

7--Appraisers who do review work are in demand and changes in law and new regulation practically guarantee lots of future work, even when refinances and sales slow.

8--Only minimal client interaction is required. You won’t waste time answering numerous emails, calls and revision requests.

9--There is less lender pressure and liability. You are treated with respect and as an expert —not as a commodity.

10--There are no scheduling and appointment issues with desktop reviews and most field review assignments, if you choose to do them. So, you don’t have to deal with ill-tempered or fickle home owners or worry about aggressive dogs.

11--You have greater flexibility. Take on assignments you want and turn down work you don’t.

12--No meetings to go to. Any training needed is done by phone or online. Be yourself and dress the way you want.

13--Desktop reviews are not physically demanding so you can work regardless of most illnesses, injuries, disabilities and limitations.

14--Age is not a factor. Your experience is your biggest advantage - you can turn your hard-earned appraisal knowledge into additional income.

15--If you’re at or near retirement age, performing appraisal reviews can provide a great source of extra income to enhance retirement and sense of achievement.

16--Review assignments can be done on a laptop so you can work remotely from almost anywhere, even when traveling. And, you can easily relocate your business.

17--No chasing late paying customers or running up big accounts receivables - you get paid on time.

18--Offering appraisal review services can provide you with an additional income stream or a full-time business, with significant upside potential.

Ron has a lot of practical insight into this little known part of the business that is here to stay - and certain to get bigger. Best time and money I have spent on an appraisal related course - Hands Down!

Jim J. WI

This is a “must take” course when you’re serious about doing appraisal reviews

The “How to Make Money Doing Appraisal Reviews” online training program consists of 10 one hour+ audio classes with 2 bonus sessions.

It takes about an hour or so of listening per segment and you can learn without leaving the comfort of your own home, and without any additional expense.

In these trainings you will learn everything you need to know to start making an extra $1,000, $2,000 or even $5,000 a month... or more… doing valuation reviews.

And you can take the course risk-free. Read on for details….

Instant Access and 30-Day Guarantee

Upon purchase you'll get instant access to the full online program at the extremely discounted price. The program includes: 10 audio classes, 2 Bonus Classes, the Program Guide and all class materials used in the original course (including example reports, completed reviews and templates).

You'll have unlimited access to the program so you can begin when you want, refer back as often as you like and take the course at your own pace.

Here’s everything you get:

✓ How to Make Money Doing Appraisal Reviews audio classes #1- 10
✓ Bonus class #1: How to Get Hired as a Review Appraiser
✓ Bonus class #2: How to Improve Your Business by Getting Healthier
✓ Program Guide
✓ Over 50 Example Appraisals and Completed Reviews
✓ Templates
✓ Client Contacts
✓ Immediate and Unlimited Access to the Program

Is this profitable and low-key niche for you?

There are Appraisers who are unhappy and struggling, some are looking to make a change.

I understand how they feel because I felt the same - years of being in the field and running a high volume “shop” had exacted a great toll.

At one point I was burnt out and badly in need of a change and nearly left the appraisal profession for good… but I found a MUCH better way.

Making the change to doing review work was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and provided a different path to a better business.

It also helped reinvigorate and extend my career which might otherwise have come to an end.

Doing appraisal reviews might just be what you have been looking for.

You can do them as an add-on to your current business, or on a full-time basis like I do.

And there’s no reason you couldn’t get started making money pretty quickly… you already have the basic knowledge and are set-up to do business.

A friend of mine asked if I was concerned about creating competition and my answer is this: as one person, I can only do a fraction of the review work that is available and teaching is a natural shift or “evolution” in my career.

My goal is simple: to utilize my experience and professional know-how to help some fellow Appraisers make a good living doing work that makes sense and is satisfying.

Not only is Ron a very experienced, highly skilled and dedicated Review Appraiser, he actually enjoys sharing his vast knowledge and motivating people. In Ron’s eyes, your success is his success. I was able to earn over $6,000 in only my third month doing reviews. His approach to the review process has been carefully honed over decades. His teaching methods are clear, concise, logical and easy to understand and his insight to performing review work is incredible.

Gary G. NY

Your perfect retirement income activity

We’re living much longer now and may need to support a two or three-decade retirement.

One of a retiree’s biggest fears is not having enough money to make ends meet, or last.

A very common mistake retired people make is giving up all of their active income and becoming dependent solely on passive income, like Social Security.

Doing review work can be your answer to live independently, without help from family, friends or the government and create the retirement you want.

With the strong likelihood that many of us will need to earn some extra money in retirement, reviewing appraisals makes a lot of sense and pays well… when you follow my proven program.

My proven program for Appraisers

Twenty-five Appraisers participated in the original “How to Make Money Doing Appraisal Reviews” course and it was a success for all that attended.

Students included men and women who live and appraise properties in large cities, suburban neighborhoods and rural areas.

They were wide ranging in age and with varied backgrounds, many had little or no review experience.

An Appraiser who specialized in doing commercial work took the course as well as several experienced Reviewers, including one who had worked in the review department of FNMA.

Today, most of my students are busy doing appraisal reviews to supplement their incomes and an increasing number do review work full-time.

Additionally, participants indicate that they are more confident and less concerned about liability due to the ability to write better appraisal reports.

And not a single student requested a refund, even though I offered a money back guarantee to ensure their total satisfaction.

Program Outline:

Class 1: Getting the most out of this course

  • A brief program overview
  • Overcome your fear and make a change
  • A perspective of this unique training course
  • Why I made a decision to share what I do
  • Your opportunity to learn a special income producing skill set

Class 2: How I Run a Highly Profitable Business from my Desk

  • A typical day and a better model
  • The physical setup, equipment, data and online resources
  • The best clients to have and reviews to do
  • The importance of product diversification
  • Review Appraiser liability
  • How I do reviews from home - or anywhere

Class 3: A Smarter Approach to Review Appraising

  • The role of the Reviewer
  • The Reviewer’s mindset
  • How you can develop the characteristics of a good Reviewer
  • How to perform effective and efficient reviews
  • The most applicable principle of appraising and appraisal guidelines
  • What your clients want from you (and what they’re not interested in)
  • My “KISS” approach to the market analysis and adjustment process
  • The most meaningful points to make (cont. in week #4)
  • The most significant deficiencies you’ll find (cont. in week #4)
  • How to handle a “tough” assignment and make the proper “calls”

What a class tonight! Great job and I don’t say that very often - I am impressed and have not been in some time. My note pad is now 7 pages long. You have actually renewed my Faith in our business and I see a glimmer of hope that all I have strived for over the past 30 years has not been in vain. This class has really helped me understand the Reviewer’s mindset; I haven’t received an addendum request in my last 5 assignments.

John T. CT

Class 4: Strategies for Getting Started and Succeeding as a Review Appraiser

  • The 3 easiest ways to get review assignments
  • 5 types of clients that order appraisal reviews and who’s in charge of placing them
  • How I’ve gotten business and stayed busy while others have not
  • What do you say to a potential new client (and what never to say!)
  • How geographic competency affected the review business
  • Two simple ways to grow your business and how it increased my business by 34%
  • The surprisingly small number of clients you need to make a full-time income
  • How to increase your orders by 50% or more by using my “better than follow-up” technique and lock - in clients at the same time
  • Ways to establish credibility

Your training provided me with everything I need to know about how to do reviews and secure review assignments. I have done 19 desk reviews for this one client so far.

Joe D. RI

Class 5: The Use of Templates

  • 10 reasons to use templates
  • Use my templates or modify them for your own use
  • You will get fewer clarification requests and clients will say “you don’t miss anything!”
  • What to highlight in your reviews
  • Analysis of a completed review using a template
  • 5 reasons to review your reviews

Your templates have helped keep me on track and complete my reviews quicker.

Paul O. CA

Class 6: Advanced Review Appraising (Session A)

  • How to identify risks of overvaluation
  • Which adjustments Appraisers are reluctant to make and why
  • The importance of uncovering “masked” conditions and finding obsolescence as well as measuring their effect on value and marketability
  • Why bracketing is important and other guidelines to keep in mind
  • Recognizing the difference between misleading reports, incompetence and fraud
  • The single best indicator of value (and it’s not what you’re thinking!)
  • How to complete your reviews so that they won’t be questioned and how to handle it if one is
  • The worst thing to do when performing a review
  • Review of 2 completed SFR reviews

Class 7: Advanced Review Appraising (Session B)

  • Analysis of example appraisals and completed reviews
  • Use of 1-4 Family, Coops and Condos template
  • Use of BPO template

Class 8: Advanced Review Appraising (Session C)

  • Desktop Appraisal Review Assignment Requirements - Intended Use, General Instructions, Risk and Recommendations
  • Desktop Appraisal Review Scope of Work (SOW)
  • BPO Review Assignment Requirements
  • BPO Review Scope of Work
  • Analysis of a BPO report and completed review
  • Analysis of example appraisal and completed review
  • Use of BPO template

Stellar call tonight. Great content as always. You have put together incredible value for your students. I love the way you’re going over these reviews - so much practical value that can be implemented. You over deliver and that’s why your course is going so well.

Lana M. DE

Class 9: The Only Sure way to Guarantee Your Success

  • Developing your “Why” and staying motivated
  • How to overcome fear, indecision and procrastination
  • Developing a success mindset
  • Why your schedule is so crucial

Class 10: Marketing Your Review Services

  • Identifying your target market
  • How to get mailing lists of potential clients in your area
  • How to write a killer sales letter that brings in new business
  • Best offline and online marketing tactics
  • How to use content to market your appraisal services.
  • How writing a report to decision makers could land a big account
  • Developing your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)
  • How to use a website and LinkedIn to get even more business

Tonight’s class hit the ball out of the park. I thank you and Bob for your time and marketing expertise.

John S. IA

Bonus Class #1: How to Get Hired as a Review Appraiser

Find out from an Appraiser who has been hired as a Sr. Reviewer, an Appraisal Manager and a Chief Reviewer

  • Conducting the job search
  • The significance of cover letters
  • Qualifications, skills, and training
  • Why you might want to “dummy down” your resume
  • How to ace the interview and get hired

Bonus Class #2: How to Improve Your Business by Getting Healthier

Learn from a Health Coach who graduated from a world class integrative nutrition program

  • How to sleep better so you can be more productive
  • The easy and healthy way to prevent acid reflux
  • The bad foods you may be eating too much of
  • The one food group you need to include more of
  • Vitamin deficiencies caused by stress and desk jobs
  • One simple thing to do at your desk to banish that 3 pm energy slump
  • And more…

I want to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf. You’ve certainly gone far above and beyond what any of us could have expected or hoped for. I appreciate everything you’ve done and the great content and information you’ve provided.

Al T. FL

Upon purchase you'll get instant access to the full online program at the extremely discounted price! The program includes: 10 audio classes, 2 Bonus Classes, the Program Guide and all class materials used in the original course (including example reports, completed reviews and templates).

You'll have unlimited access to the program so you can begin when you want, refer back as often as you like and take the course at your own pace.

Here’s everything you get:

✓ How to Make Money Doing Appraisal Reviews audio classes #1- 10
✓ Bonus class #1: How to Get Hired as a Review Appraiser
✓ Bonus class #2: How to Improve Your Business by Getting Healthier
✓ Program Guide
✓ Over 50 Example Appraisals and Completed Reviews
✓ Templates
✓ Client Contacts
✓ Immediate and Unlimited Access to the Program

Sorry. this program is no longer available. You'll be notified of our next course, 
coming in fall of 2020.

I wanted to thank you for the wealth of knowledge you have provided me within the course. I learned a lot and plan on putting it to good use by doing reviews and in my everyday work. It’s a double benefit as I am always trying to improve my work quality and work habits. I recently received an approval and hope to start doing some work for them in the near future. Again, thank you as you have provided more than just knowledge. You have provided the opportunity to start getting some review work. It has been a pleasure to be part of your class and it is greatly appreciated.

Manny T. NJ

You’ll learn how to get started quickly, get the right clients and complete reviews successfully

Whether you want to make extra money or a full-time income, extend your career or supplement your retirement, my online training program “How to Make Money Doing Appraisal Reviews” can help you do just that.

It’s one thing to read about a subject or take a theoretical course but it’s another altogether to learn from someone who reviews reports most every day.

You’ll enjoy the low key but upbeat, informative audio presentations and you will be able to learn in a relaxing way, all from the comfort of your home and at your own pace.

I know this is not for everyone but… if you’re concerned about your professional or financial future… or both… doing appraisal reviews could be exactly what you’re looking for.

My program is more than a training or education program, it will put you on the right path to making money doing appraisal reviews.

To learn how you can get paid to do appraisal reviews… and begin making thousands of dollars a month… just click the order button below.


Ron Maloney, Certified Appraiser and Approved Instructor

I have been doing desktop appraisals and making $1,500 - $2,000 a month only working 2-3 hours per day typically in the mornings.

Lynnwood J. FL

About Ron

Ron Maloney is the owner of Desktop Valuations Inc. He was a founder and former co-owner of Classic Appraisals Corp. Ron is a Certified Appraiser in NY, CT and WA, an Approved Instructor as well as a Regional Advisor (RA) and Subject Matter Expert for the state of NY.