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Oh No Not Him

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so i get a call from a ERC company for a town that I dont cover...i explain this to the nice lady....(seems she cant find anyone for the job)...i tell her I have no knowledge of the mkt in that area & would not be qualified...so she asks what my ERC fee is & then offers me $100 more!!!! For a job I just told her i dont have locational competence for.....Hey, wait, maybe im on to something here....hmmmm
 

Carnivore

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She is offering to pay you for the extra effort to learn that market.

Sounds like a very good oppurtunity for you!
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Also seems like she is having a problem finding anyone else to take it. Inquiring minds would like to know why.

BTW- one appraiser recently told me that she is covering 6 counties which is silly in my book.
 

Ross (CO)

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Did that $100 kicker also buy you some extended turn-time flexibility ? Did you ask if their other appraiser comes from that town where subject is located ?
 

Rancid13

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BTW- one appraiser recently told me that she is covering 6 counties which is silly in my book.

Not so silly IMO considering that many counties/parishes in areas of the Midwest, East and South are quite small. I've heard of quite a few appraisers in CA that cover 6-7 counties (one of which is the largest in the US and larger in size than 9 states). We only cover 1 entire county and the nearest portions of 3 more. :)
 

Kevin Mc

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I cover 8 counties. My area is fairly high density so it isn't an issue. Many in my market do the same.
 

Doug Meyer

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so i get a call from a ERC company for a town that I dont cover...i explain this to the nice lady....(seems she cant find anyone for the job)...i tell her I have no knowledge of the mkt in that area & would not be qualified...so she asks what my ERC fee is & then offers me $100 more!!!! For a job I just told her i dont have locational competence for.....Hey, wait, maybe im on to something here....hmmmm

But you could charge a high enough fee and do some research, talk to other appraisers or any one familiar with the market and become competent in that area.
 

Mike Phillips

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Not so silly IMO considering that many counties/parishes in areas of the Midwest, East and South are quite small. I've heard of quite a few appraisers in CA that cover 6-7 counties (one of which is the largest in the US and larger in size than 9 states). We only cover 1 entire county and the nearest portions of 3 more. :)

I think it is safe to say what goes on in CA is one thing, what goes on in the rest of the US is another. Quite frankly, I wonder how much of that 6-7 county coverage is with legal labor, not to mention licensed labor.
 

Mike Phillips

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so i get a call from a ERC company for a town that I dont cover...i explain this to the nice lady....(seems she cant find anyone for the job)...i tell her I have no knowledge of the mkt in that area & would not be qualified...so she asks what my ERC fee is & then offers me $100 more!!!! For a job I just told her i dont have locational competence for.....Hey, wait, maybe im on to something here....hmmmm

Is that AMC talking or real ERC company talking? $100+ from an AMC don't mean squat. Personally, I'll go out of my normal area of coverage for an extra $100, if I'm already getting my normal fee.

Worst case scenario is I buy 2 hours time from a competent appraiser. I call, I offer, I state why I'm working in the area and I buy a substantial lunch.

Then again, if you don't know ERC it will take you far more than a couple of hours to learn what you need to know.
 

444nutman

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I cover 6 in Central Florida. I have 2 different MLS's. The 6th county I only cover the south portion which is Volusia. (Deltona,Deland and Deadbery, My MLS is sketchy north of those cities). I cover all of Brevard (where I graduated High School), Orange (where I now live), Seminole, Polk, Lake and Osceola. I think you can competently service 6 counties. I am no skippy cause I dont get much work anymore. :) I am rarely longer than an hours drive to any area I service.
 
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