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AMCO - chief appraiser?

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rcwessel

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in dealing with their chief appraiser, as he described himself, I later found this person to be a licensed residential in state of ohio.

How does one become "chief appraiser" when they are only licensed?

does this enable them to exceed the parameters of their license for out-of-state appraisals?
 

Neil (Texas)

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Chief appraiser is probably a company/corporate title and has nothing to do with state licensing or certification.
 

Restrain

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The "Chief Appraiser" can range from someone who is in charge of all the appraisals for a company to a paper pusher. Each company is different. Generally, the Chief Appraiser is in charge of getting the appraisals done. He may provide the company line on how to do things for them. The licensing issue is irrelevant in that if he does not actually perform appraisals, he doesn't need to be licensed.
 

Richard Carlsen

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In our company, I hold several different titles. Among the are

1. Senior Residential Appraiser
2. Chief Appraiser , Vacant Land Operations
3. Director, USPAP Interpretation and Implementation
4. Manager, North American Appraisal Activities
5. Senior Vice-President, Appraisal Marketing and Comp Searches
6. Director of Appraisal Travel and Inspection, US Branch, Northern Michigan Region
7. Assistant Quality Control Manager for Appraisals
8. Site Manager and Landscaping Director
9. Senior Fellow of the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers and Fly-Fishermen of North America and Northern Michigan Chapter Director
10. Senior Staff Advisor and Director of Human Resources and Activities

As you can see, some of these are very demanding and really very important to the operation of our multi-county company. All are very impressive titles.

The fact that there are two of us who work here has nothing to do with it. We sometimes give ourselves a new title in lieu of a bonus.

In other words, titles are cheap. Anybody can be given a title. It is the quality of the work that counts. I would not judge this guy until I have had some dealings with him. Perhaps he is one heck of an appraiser and they gave him the title as a way of honoring that skill.

Just don't be impressed up front with titles.
 

xmrdfghap

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Remember that many companies, particularly financial companies, will provide impressive titles in lieu of salary. Banks learned a long time ago that they did not need to pay their loan officers much more if they were called vice-presidents......and the customers enjoyed and felt more confident when a vice-president filled out the forms rather than a lowly loan officer.
 
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