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Obsolescent

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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Minnesota
Would anyone need a highly experienced split fee SRA-trained Illinois Certified Residential appraiser? I have over 7 years of solid appraisal experience with all property types and cover all of DuPage, Southern Lake, West/Northwest Cook. I have experience in estate, tax, divorce, high-end homes, partial interest and, of course, mortgage work. FHA approved.

I maintain an in-home office and use ACI and SFREP. have MRED, my own E&O and all the other necessary subscriptions to turn out a quality report. I am very low maintenance.

If you're interested or have questions, send me an email at [email protected] yahoo. com (take out spaces). I'll be happy to send report samples and a resume.


Moderator: if you can leave this post in the Illinois section a few days before moving it to the jobs section, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
 

DTB

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Busy? Yes, collecting rents, in the gym and fishing. Busy appraising? No.
 

Obsolescent

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Minnesota
Why go anonymous all of a sudden?

Actually, I'm surprised anyone noticed. There is a reason, which will follow next week. But hey, thank's for noticing! :blush:
 

Obsolescent

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Minnesota
Since nobody needed a experienced appraiser, I went and found a side job. Or should I say the job found me. I went to a career counselor who specializes in resumes for people who are transitioning careers, gave them my old resume, discussed a possible direction based on my past and present experience, blah, blah. They said they'd have it ready for me in 5 days and that I should come back on that Friday to discuss. They called me the day before my appt. and asked if I'd like to work for them.

Four days per week, very respectible wage, paid medical/dental, and THEY SUGGESTED that if I get appraisal work that they didn't have a problem with me taking a longer lunch or whatever so I could do the inspections. QUE? A fortuitous opportunity, so I took it.

So now comes the laughter of the Gods. I was getting at least 5-6 orders a week up until about two months ago. Then it just stopped. Then I was getting 1, maybe 2 per week. Yikes I can't live on that. So now that I accepted this position, I've gotten 6 appraisal orders this week! I'm doing some of the inspections on the weekends and some were 5 minutes from the new gig so I did those on my lunch hour. I type them up in the evening, which is what I used to do anyway. I do suspect, however, that this was just a small surge of orders and that it will go back to 1 or 2 per week.

Moral of the story: If you want more appraisal orders get a day job. :laugh:
 

Suz-E

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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Illinois
Since nobody needed a experienced appraiser, I went and found a side job. Or should I say the job found me. I went to a career counselor who specializes in resumes for people who are transitioning careers, gave them my old resume, discussed a possible direction based on my past and present experience, blah, blah. They said they'd have it ready for me in 5 days and that I should come back on that Friday to discuss. They called me the day before my appt. and asked if I'd like to work for them.

Four days per week, very respectible wage, paid medical/dental, and THEY SUGGESTED that if I get appraisal work that they didn't have a problem with me taking a longer lunch or whatever so I could do the inspections. QUE? A fortuitous opportunity, so I took it.

So now comes the laughter of the Gods. I was getting at least 5-6 orders a week up until about two months ago. Then it just stopped. Then I was getting 1, maybe 2 per week. Yikes I can't live on that. So now that I accepted this position, I've gotten 6 appraisal orders this week! I'm doing some of the inspections on the weekends and some were 5 minutes from the new gig so I did those on my lunch hour. I type them up in the evening, which is what I used to do anyway. I do suspect, however, that this was just a small surge of orders and that it will go back to 1 or 2 per week.

Moral of the story: If you want more appraisal orders get a day job. :laugh:

It figures! Sounds like you landed a nice side job, though. Especially since they're so flexible. That's rare.


I tried to PM you, but it's disabled. I had your email addy, but I had to wipe my laptop a few months ago, and I don't have it anymore! PM me if you have time!
 

Jim Onderisin

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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Illinois
Congratulations, J... good to know that there are appraisers out there with some common sense. The busier we are, the busier we gets.
 
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