November 24, 2020 | Podcast Episodes

HINT: CLICK ON THE SPAM! Kristen and Dave host three special guests who preview their Thanksgiving plans and share a little eminent domain poetry along the way.  Find out what Clint Schumacher can do with a blow dart and a dachshund, why Robert Thomas is so obsessed with oysters, and why Cyndi Whelpley has a… There's MoreA Thanksgiving Intermezzo for the Right of Way Industry!

November 17, 2020 | Podcast Episodes

Wayne's World invades the Pendulum Land Podcast! Your hosts discuss whether an eminent domain appraisal differs from a "regular" appraisal, they examine the three most common valuation methodologies, debate whether appraisers can really be objective, and identify a few shady appraisal tactics.  Party on!  Excellent!!

November 10, 2020 | Podcast Episodes

Landowner attorney Jeremy Hopkins brings buckets of his Kool Aid to the Pendulum Land Podcast crew. He presents the landowner's perspective on the inequities of eminent domain and the shortfalls of the Uniform Relocation Act...and manages to get Ross's dander up in the process.  Listen to his explanation as to why landowners have no voice… There's MoreA Thanksgiving Intermezzo for the Right of Way Industry!

November 3, 2020 | Podcast Episodes

In this bonus trailer, Kristen and Dave preview future episodes, share right of way Haiku, and give more listener shout outs.  Don't miss this!!

October 27, 2020 | Podcast Episodes

In this topical episode, your hosts examine what to do if marked or unmarked gravesites lie within the path of an infrastructure project...OR if George Washington slept beneath a cherry tree in the path.  Along the way, they debate best Halloween costumes and candy, scariest movies, and worst ways to die.  (Too much?  I thought… There's MoreA Thanksgiving Intermezzo for the Right of Way Industry!

October 19, 2020 | Articles

What is a relocation agent to do when it’s time to conduct an initial interview with the owner of a displaced business and then gets the dreaded letter of representation from counsel? My first reaction is to scream, but that does not get the job done.

October 19, 2020 | Articles

Back in March of this year, I published an article about how relocation agents and agencies are increasingly met with the threat of legal action. That article argued that relocation agents and agencies are not the proper target of litigation.

October 19, 2020 | Articles

t the heart of every business relocation is the inventory and review of all on site property. Central to the relocation process is analysis of whether the material found on site is personal property, or whether it can be considered a “fixture.” It makes the relocation agent’s job more difficult that the demarcation between personal property and fixtures is not a bright line.