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Farm Gal

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:lol: :lol: Jo Ann... some weeks are like that. It will be OK BREATHE!!!

In the interests of fairness I must caution you it is only OK til next time - after this batch goes away.... don't you LOVE getting your own stuff for review? The temptation in this two person office is... (NO! Bad angel on my shoulder - go away! go away) :lol: :lol:

With regard to the relative training/education levels, for appriaser vs. nurses, I disagree!!
I had a nursing student roomate. Engineering, Accounting any other 'professional' training is easier by far than the curent education standards applied to nurses. 8O what they have to learn and retain for intermittent testing is pretty awesome.

However I completely agree about the double bind stress once one is sucessfully past the training level. Nurses are subject to constant nitpicking oversight and secondguessing and paperwork and ... well you get the idea, naaah, you LIVE the concept.

I suspect that the only reason appraisers don't have suicide rates greater than dentists (who are up there near #1) is right in there with our frequently irreverent and usually nutzo ability to see all sides of the story and reconcile the differences!!!

Tomorrow will be better, or at least different :wink:
 

Jo Ann Meyer Stratton

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Yes, I do realize that nurses are required to have extensive training. But non-appraisers do not realize that appraisers also need extensive training and experience. They think they take a couple of classes, becoming a "professional" appraiser immediately and start raking in the money. Real life appraising is definitely not like that! There are also a lot of appraisers that still haven't met "real" life appraising. And I have been in this field for 34 years, but still enjoy it tremendously. The bigger and more complicated the challenge--the more fun it is! But it is also a profession where some one else in the family almost has to have back up income and benefits like health insurance to cover the down times. And tolerance to put up with the stressful times!
 
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But it is also a profession where some one else in the family almost has to have back up income and benefits like health insurance to cover the down times. And tolerance to put up with the stressful times!

My problem put into words. I've been saying for a few years now that I need a good wife. :roll: Don't know that I could handle having another husband but, for the right guy with a good personality, honest with plenty of money and patience, I would be willing to try. :lol:
 
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Bemis Pownall

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I love it get the REOs and Realtors meet you there and try to get you to come in WAY low. Little water damage at least $30K, roof thats another $20K. Although all the homes nearby are selling for X it will take XX to fix
. Realtors want vlaues to come in 30% lower than lowest sale. :roll:

Ya right and I'm Sant Clause
 

Doug in NC

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Good luck on that functional charge for being over-built. I have done 2 or 3 over the past 10 years and it is a very difficult adjustment to arrive at.

I have done a trashed property like the one you mention for a foreclosure. I just came up with an estimated cost to cure, which I subtracted under "property condition". I don't think the chances of you finding a similar home in similar condition are very good. Most people who sell their homes are going to fix them up before selling. Even renters wouldn't deliberately vandalize a home like a foreclosee would (in general).
 
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