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A miracle happened today!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Alisa, Sep 22, 2007.

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  1. Alisa

    Alisa Member

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    Jul 18, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Texas
    I am soooo excited!!! I passed the certified residential exam today!!!

    Thanks to all for the good info on this forum!!!

    :clapping: :new_multi: :clapping:
     
  2. CANative

    CANative Elite Member

    170
    Jun 18, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    Wooo Hoooooo!!!!

    Now go out and do some complex assignments.

    I found getting certified to be a double-edged sword. On the one hand I felt more confident and less worried about the properties I was appraising and on the other hand I felt I had more responsibility which tends to make my job take longer.
     
  3. Joanne Rauenzahn

    Joanne Rauenzahn Senior Member

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    Jun 7, 2006
    Professional Status:
    Banking/Mortgage Industry
    State:
    Michigan
    Congrats!!!!!!!!:new_multi: :new_multi:
     
  4. Randolph Kinney

    Randolph Kinney Elite Member
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    84
    Apr 7, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    Alisa,

    Congrats and welcome to the elite CRA club.

    Don't be looking down you nose at those trainees. Just kidding around. :peace:
     
  5. TEL2002

    TEL2002 Elite Member

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    Jan 16, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Retired Appraiser
    State:
    Louisiana
    Welcome to the ARC

    Appraiser, Residential, Certified - 1 each
     
  6. Patrick Sveum

    Patrick Sveum New Member

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    Jun 4, 2006
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    California
    Alisa,

    Congrats!!! I used to work in the Bay Area market until I moved up to the Sacramento market. I am getting ready to sit for exam. Any tips???
     
  7. Alisa

    Alisa Member

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    Jul 18, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Texas
    Thanks everyone!!!

    Patrick,

    Here is what I did....first I used www.learnappraising.com and I figured out
    what my strengths and weaknesses were. Pretty much all weakness in the beginning LOL.

    I got out my appraisal class book and reread just about the entire book. I made flash cards of definitions and formulas, etc. Things I wanted to remember.

    When I called for my appointment I gave myself a month. In that month I took my book with me everywhere and I went over it and worked the exercises. I paid close and extra attention to the cost approach and all of the math since that is were I was weakest.

    Don't forget USPAP it is on the test. During the last month I spent a lot of time with learnappraising.com and took practice tests over and over until I brought up my percentages. It still showed I was in the high weak area overall on the simulated exam but I was scoring about 84 - 88 consistantly.

    OH, I also used the 1000 questions and answers book.

    As you can see (and this was probably more than you wanted to know) I really did study a lot. I was so freaked about the formulas and the math...and I find I'm "old" now LOL and don't remember the book stuff
    like I used to.

    At any rate, I passed -- and first time, too -- so I am pretty excited about it.

    I think it was easier than I expected but some questions I had trouble with.

    Anyway, thanks for asking.
     
  8. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Elite Member

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    Sep 28, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ALISA!.......GO GIT EM ! :beer: :clapping:
     
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Elite Member

    26
    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Georgia
    Cool! Congrats. Now you just need to finish it up with a CG.
     
  10. Mary Tiernan

    Mary Tiernan Senior Member

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    Dec 16, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Retired Appraiser
    State:
    Michigan
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