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daniels4paws

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Hello

I have taken my classes and currently studying to take my test. I'm trying to find someone as a supervisor in the Roanoke area. I feel that I have a good background for appraising. I have a business degree and I worked for a commerical construction company for 10 years. I currenly teach and am looking for another job to supplement my income and to have an income when I leave the teaching field. My 10 years of experience in the construction industry has helped me with my classwork. If you anyone could give me some suggestions for seeking a supervisor, I would greatly appreciate it. I've been making phone calls but since supervisors have to certified now it is making it more difficult to find someone. I know the industry is slow but I'm also willing to work for free. I know the industry will turn around evenutally. Thanks for any help.
 
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I am glad you are still teaching. Now is a bad time...real bad time. There are way too many appraisers and no work. I have been at it 8 years now and the pool of appraisers has tripled. I wish you luck in your search for a mentor in Roanoke. Also try county assessors offices - I don't know about down there but up here Hanover County raised our assessment to meet those inflated values.. lots of home owners screaming.
 

BRCJR

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Go to DPOR and search licenses by zip code. Call or drop by their office if they have one.

I know a few names, but could not reference them as to their ability to teach.

Be sure you find someone that can teach. Just because someone is a good appraiser does not equate to being a good teacher.

You need someone that is BOTH, IMO.
 
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How to Find a Mentor

Hello

I have taken my classes and currently studying to take my test. I'm trying to find someone as a supervisor in the Roanoke area. I feel that I have a good background for appraising. I have a business degree and I worked for a commerical construction company for 10 years. I currenly teach and am looking for another job to supplement my income and to have an income when I leave the teaching field. My 10 years of experience in the construction industry has helped me with my classwork. If you anyone could give me some suggestions for seeking a supervisor, I would greatly appreciate it. I've been making phone calls but since supervisors have to certified now it is making it more difficult to find someone. I know the industry is slow but I'm also willing to work for free. I know the industry will turn around evenutally. Thanks for any help.


e-mail me privately. I will send you three articles including one on a step by step process to find a supervisor. [email protected]

Boiling down my advice, I would say that the first step is to believe to the core there is a supervisor out there for you. Even in the worst of times, there is someone out there. Not all appraisers are independent fee appraisers and not all appraisers are similarly affected by the current lending problems. Telephone calls and sending resumes are not likely to show good results. Join an appraisal organization and go where the appraisers are, make appointments and visit with as many appraisers as possible. An appraiser might be willing to meet with you not to discuss taking you on but to give you guidance and advice. Remain confident in your abilities and your ambition. Look for other induction avenues that might include working for local government or state transportation departments.
 

Luzette Eaves

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With your background, you should also consider commercial work.
 

daniels4paws

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Thanks for all the advice. I will follow up on all the suggestions.
 

daniels4paws

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Go to DPOR and search licenses by zip code. Call or drop by their office if they have one.

I know a few names, but could not reference them as to their ability to teach.

Be sure you find someone that can teach. Just because someone is a good appraiser does not equate to being a good teacher.

You need someone that is BOTH, IMO.

If you could provide me with some contacts, I'd greatly appreciate it. If you would like to email me that would be great at [email protected]. Thanks for any help.
 

Ad Wizard

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my best advice is to avoid residential appraising at all costs.
 
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