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Confident To Appraise Full Time?

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Kathleen Hayes

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Wanted to get first impressions on my current professional situation. Res/Commercial appraiser for many years, hung in there until about 3 years ago for a government job (local). Do you think it is a good idea to make the transition back into fee appraisal full time leaving behind a stable income and benefits. I do some appraisal jobs on the side along with the full time job right now. Thanks for the input.

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Kathleen
 

Evincere

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NO. Not unless you can take a leave of absence and keep your govt job.
 

miktay

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If you're already able to do side work, I would suggest staying right where you are. I'm one of those
"nut-jobs" that believe we are on the edge of another recession....or worse.
 
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Elliott

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Roll a dice, if its 2 or 4, quit your job. Otherwise, stay put.....AMCs and Freddie have appraisers in their gun sight.
 

Michigan CG

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I would say it depends on how much you are making in your current job and what the benefits are (insurance, vacation, retirements).
 
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If we're me. I'd keep Gov job and just cherry pick the easy appraisals that are by your house and work. Bring in laptop and just do appraisals at work, during lunch and your 15 min breaks.

Get bunch tax deductions against your w-2 gig
 

J Grant

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I'd wait and see what new administration brings. RE in terms of how secure your govt job is (in case govt cuts are made)...if you still have your commercial license, that end of the field looks brighter from what I can tell than the res lending end .
 

Mike Kennedy

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Wanted to get first impressions on my current professional situation. Res/Commercial appraiser for many years, hung in there until about 3 years ago for a government job (local). Do you think it is a good idea to make the transition back into fee appraisal full time leaving behind a stable income and benefits. I do some appraisal jobs on the side along with the full time job right now. Thanks for the input.

Best,
Kathleen

Stay Put

http://appraisersforum.com/forums/threads/fannie-and-freddie-lowering-underwriting-barriers.214361/

http://appraisersforum.com/forums/threads/reducing-appraisal-burdens-need-to-reduce-appraisal-requirement-burdens.214563/

http://appraisersforum.com/forums/t...raisal-free-mortgages-chicago-tribune.214533/
 

JTip

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I do some appraisal jobs on the side along with the full time job right now.

I can't comprehend why you would want to change things...... FT job with benefits, PT job making folding money (as much as you want to work).

So, what's the real story here? Appraisers are very logical people, and what you are pondering makes no sense.
 
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