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Slow business?

Discussion in 'General Appraisal Discussion' started by OSU Beavers, Jan 10, 2007.

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  1. OSU Beavers

    OSU Beavers Elite Member

    25
    Jan 10, 2007
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    Oregon
    Hi there,

    Hope it's okay that I'm just jumping in, and I hope this is the right forum for this post.

    My husband has been an appraiser for 8 years, and business has been very very slow since Christmas. Only about 4 orders, to be exact. :icon_frown: Well, we obviously can't live on this, and I'm getting very worried about it all. I have a question about blacklisting in another forum that covers one reason I am so concerned.

    My husband says that this is a slow time, that it will pick up. I'm just wondering if it's slow for anyone else right now? If so, when do you anticipate things picking up pace?

    :unsure:

    Thank you,

    Tami
     
  2. jason rhoades

    jason rhoades Sophomore Member

    0
    Oct 3, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Texas
    In the past this time of year has been slower than average. But this year I'm slammed and I can't figure out why. I've received about 23 orders since the 2nd of January.

    I just hope it keeps up.
     
  3. OSU Beavers

    OSU Beavers Elite Member

    25
    Jan 10, 2007
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    Oregon
    Wanna share the wealth? :laugh:

    I realize too it can be different in different parts of the country. We're in Oregon.

    The phone rang a bit ago and we got all excited. It was the Muscular Dystrophy Association asking for contributions. :mellow:
     
  4. Tom Foster

    Tom Foster Senior Member

    0
    Apr 18, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    I did 31 for December

    But only 5 so far for Jan

    The one I did yesterday at 1:00 was emailed in today at 8:00AM

    Working on continuing education hours for both the appraisal and RE license so in a way it's a blessing in dis-something.
     
  5. Brian Weaver

    Brian Weaver Senior Member

    14
    Apr 16, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Gvmt Agency, FNMA, HUD, VA etc.
    State:
    Illinois
    Usually, biz trickles down to a few "gotta-have-it-by-year's-end" things by December 15th or so. Many folks don't return to work until the weekend after New Years.

    I'm not especially concerned about it at the moment. Maybe next week will be a different story.
     
  6. Lysander in Charlotte

    Lysander in Charlotte Member

    0
    Jan 16, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    North Carolina
    January is generally our slowest month. This one is no exception.
     
  7. OCApp

    OCApp Member

    1
    Jan 19, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    California
    slowest i've been in over 20 years. oh well.
     
  8. Thomas Fiehler

    Thomas Fiehler Senior Member

    4
    Jun 2, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Ohio
    This is traditionally a slow time of the year, unless the FED decides to drop rates. I had 1 client send me 9 model homes they were refinancing for 2 builders (they will not like those values) and 9 REO's from another. This along with a few reviews and 5 misc. orders so it looks like this will be a good month.
     
  9. TC

    TC Elite Member
    Gold Supporting Member

    41
    Jan 31, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Pennsylvania
    I have never seen it this slow since the Carter years.

    TC
     
  10. George W Dodd

    George W Dodd Senior Member

    0
    Jul 9, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Virginia
    Slowest start to the year I've ever seen in 20+ yrs. Use the time to improve your education and start marketing to other users of valuation services: attorneys, accountants, etc.
     
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