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Elliott

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Apr 23, 2002
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Oregon
Smart,
These are busy days with interest rates at historical lows and I'd be willing to bet some appraisers with a lot of experience are probably passing on many assignments. My suggestion would be to connect with some local appraisers and ask if they wouldn't give you a referral for assignments they don't want to take. I know when I don't want to take on more work I refer it to other appraisers who might want to take it. They do the same for me.
 

smarternotharder

Thread Starter
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Jul 2, 2019
Professional Status
Appraiser Trainee
State
Florida
That was brave of you and I will chime in...if the OP needs work that badly consider applying as a staff or fee appraiser with etro West or Forysthe ( though staff appraiser for them still is often just an independent contractor and I have heard they even allow the appraiser to take on some outside work ).
There are soooo many appraisers in FL it’s like over 5500 last time I checked. I am from a jersey where I believe there were only 1500.
 

J Grant

Elite Member
Joined
Dec 9, 2003
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Florida
Well all 5500 are not active in your area! I am in an appraiser plentiful area but I have been doing this over 20 years and rebuilt my client base over a number of years post HVCC -I also do a number of complex and odd properties as well as FHA which is a chunk of work. If you specialize in any type of property perhaps use that to market services and keep applying even to companies you know nothing about, reach out to area RE agents as well- clients can come from some sources we never expect.
 
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Joe Flacco

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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Maryland
All you need is one good client when starting out. And then try to get as many as possible from your one good client.
 

NOGAVA

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Joined
Sep 13, 2007
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Georgia
It is typicaly slow here in SO FL this time of year but I am newly certified res and work is slooowww I am getting 1 a week in. id like to sign up w an AMC that does a lot of drivebys in FL I am also certified in NJ but can not do inspections as I am 1000 miles away.
any tips?
If you really like real estate, consider getting your RE license. Should be significantly less effort than getting to CR. Not so much to be a full time agent, but it offers another perspective into what we do as appraisers. I guarantee that if you network with other agents you'll be covered up with pre-list appraisals (non-lender/private work) before you know it. And then, you're also able to handle anything that may fall in your lap on the sales side. Bonus.
 

smarternotharder

Thread Starter
Freshman Member
Joined
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Professional Status
Appraiser Trainee
State
Florida
If you really like real estate, consider getting your RE license. Should be significantly less effort than getting to CR. Not so much to be a full time agent, but it offers another perspective into what we do as appraisers. I guarantee that if you network with other agents you'll be covered up with pre-list appraisals (non-lender/private work) before you know it. And then, you're also able to handle anything that may fall in your lap on the sales side. Bonus.
I’ve been a realtor in NJ and FL. Nj since I was 19. I’m almost 40. I just put my license with an office here I really am hoping that helps. Ty for advice. I also was a loan officer for 8 years. appraising was my most recent endeavor for the flexibility. Ty for the good advice.
 

USPAP Compliant

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Joined
Jan 15, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
North Carolina

NP_MAI

Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2018
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Florida
If you are slow right now, you are doing something wrong. Its not going to get better unless you do something about it.
 
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