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Just curious about trainees

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JTRock

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Anyone on here sponsor trainees these days? I don't know of any appraisers that deal with them anymore.
 

Lawrence R.

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If I had the business to justify one, (and I had my CR), I would take on a trainee. I work part time as a trainer in another field, and have never thought having a trainee would be a burden--it would be a chance for me to use my own expertise instead of selling it to others on a monthly basis.

But, alas, I am a lowly L with no business. Sigh.

Just kidding, I will have my Cr in a month or two and my CG within 18-24 months or so.

Check with me then. I will probably have talked myself out of it by then, LOL.
 

JTRock

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I find them to be more of a burden. Why not take a fee off the top for bringing in the business without the liablity of a trainee. I think they are quickly becoming a thing of the past.
 

natalie1

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Who will replace the experienced appraisers when they retire, etc.? If no one is willing to train a newbie, what will happen to the profession in the future?
 

rescom

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Who will replace the experienced appraisers when they retire, etc.? If no one is willing to train a newbie, what will happen to the profession in the future?

With the thousands and thousands of "newbies" that just entered the profession, there won't be a need for anymore for about 30 years. Hopefully by then the educational and experience requirements will be considerably tougher.
 

natalie1

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I disagree. Since nobody thinks a "trainee" is worth anything, nobody wants to train them, so they'll be dropping like flies.

And as for the educational and experience requirements needing to get tougher, I completely agree. But I think it should go a step further: not only should trainees need more college education to advance, the experienced appraisers should need to complete their degrees to maintain their status, even if they've been in the industry for a while.
 

Tudor

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When the playing field has been leveled then more of the ethical appraisers will take on trainees. IMO
 

JTRock

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AVM's have been proven to be unreliable. It will only be a matter of time until investors decide to not use them.
 
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