Wish I could help you...but don't know anyone over there.
A very large lender on my side of the hill told me that if I were willing to move over there they'd send me tons of work. Apparently they're having trouble getting the local appraisers in your area to take them on as clients because they're already too swamped.
Hope you can find someone to train with, there seems to be a demand.
actually I work in Denver and a local l.o. offered me big cash if I drive out there. However no MLS for that area. Am just trying to work a deal with someone for some comps and pub record on the property in Carbondale... Apparently all the appraisers there are 6 weeks out..
Sorry Kyle, I thought you were a trainee looking for a mentor.
I tried to get some information last fall but found it's tough to get any appraisers to return calls. Especially difficult for the Aspen/Carbondale areas....I'm told that the real estate agents and their pet appraisers are pretty tight and don't like 'outsiders'. Hope you have better luck than I did.
Kyle....can you say "geographic competence?" I gave up traveling all over the state years ago. First, I never made any money doing it, and secondly....I don't know the market! Best way I know to end up in trouble with the state. Now our commercial brothers can get away with that sort of stuff because they charge big bucks and can take the time to do the job properly. As for me and my shop....let me stay in my home county where I know the market.
I'm glad you said what I was thinking.
All it took was a few phone calls and I realized that there was no way I would be able to figure out the sub markets in that area unless I worked there regularly. The local appraisers were too busy to waste their time with an outsider and I wouldn't ask them to without giving them some kind of compensation for their efforts, which would take a substantial chunk out of the big bucks being offered. Even then, I don't know which appraisers are competant and would give me accurate information. I decided that the state board wouldn't accept...."but the other appraiser said...", as my defense.