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Obtaining Appraisal Trainee License in NYS

Discussion in 'New York' started by cskiwi, Jan 5, 2012.

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  1. cskiwi

    cskiwi New Member

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    Jan 5, 2012
    Professional Status:
    Banking/Mortgage Industry
    State:
    New York
    Are there any places to take the required courses online? I'm searching, and NYS doesn't seem to allow it? Is that true? Is my only option to go to physical classes somewhere?
     
  2. Smokey Bear

    Smokey Bear Elite Member

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    Dec 8, 2004
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    Why? With a total lack of trainee positions available, why a) do you even want to take courses, and b) why would you want to take the ones LEAST likely to teach you what you need to know, and least likely to get you hired somewhere? Just sayin'.
     
  3. Tony V

    Tony V Elite Member

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    Mar 29, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    Not really sure...over the years they may have changed the laws...your best bet is to contact the Dept of State, Licensing Division and ask..
     
  4. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Elite Member

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    Sep 28, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    Welcome to the Forum.

    a. IMO, nothing is better than a qualified LIVE instructor
    b. IMO, nothing is better than interaction with classmates (depending on the course you may find yourself in groups of experienced Appraisers as well as other trainees).
    c. should you not have researched the current depressed market conditions which have resulted in decreased demand for Appraisers, recommend you do so. Timing IS everything in life. You may be inquiring based on "experts" reporting the market has "bottomed" and "will be stabilizing". They may be correct, or maybe overly-optimistic (depending on their roles in the industry as participants or merely media "mouthpieces" for certain segments of the RE industry).
    d. having said that:

    some on the State Approved List have both on-line, some have only live courses

    http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/re_appraiser/re_appraiserconedschools.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
  5. LACKLAND27

    LACKLAND27 Senior Member

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    Mar 6, 2008
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    At this time with the current market conditions for appraisers, you are better off looking into another field. Almost ANY other field.
     
  6. ril3y3d

    ril3y3d New Member

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    Jan 7, 2012
    Professional Status:
    Appraiser Trainee
    State:
    California
    Is it bad in CA? Is it bad from the lack of transactions taking place or something else? Some one is getting the work, right? Do banks selling foreclosures pay less. What is the scoop?
     
  7. LACKLAND27

    LACKLAND27 Senior Member

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    Mar 6, 2008
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    There are over 12,000 appraisers in CA. The lack of work, the reduction of fees, having to deal with AMCs with all their BS and the difficulty finding a mentor make it a daunting task. m2:

    You are better off becoming a realtor and then trying for your appraisal license in the future. At least then you will have a decent network of real estate professionals to work with and canvass for business.
     
  8. USPAP Compliant

    USPAP Compliant Elite Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    North Carolina
    Mike...that link is for CE...not pre-license

    Does NY allow online pre-license classes?
     
  9. USPAP Compliant

    USPAP Compliant Elite Member

    2
    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    North Carolina
    NY appraisal regulations. 1103.2 e says you must physically attend 100% of the pre-license classes.
     
  10. USPAP Compliant

    USPAP Compliant Elite Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    North Carolina
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