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Licensed Residential Appraiser wanting to get into comm.

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lanetim

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I'm a licensed residential appriaser in Ohio who has always wanted to get into commercial work. Now that I'm good to go with the residential, I'm looking to get the commerical license. At this point it seems I could be up against the clock for some changes that apprear to be coming in 2005 to be licensed as a commercial appraiser, without a reguired 4 year degree. I'm looking for anyone who is doing comm. work in the Dayton, Cincinnati, Toledo, or Columbus Ohio areas that I can do some apprentice work with to get my hours. If you can help, let me know. Thanks!
 

Restrain

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Jan 22, 2002
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Maybe you've solved your problem. However, the best way is to simply pick up the phone and start calling the MAIs in the area. Will work for experience. You'll be starting over but it'll get you where you want to go.

Roger
 

Jimswatos

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I used to do residential appraisals. Looking back on it, it was a great job if your single. There is no money in doing residential work unless you own your own shop. And just wait till the interest rates pick back up it's going to get very tight. The best advise I can give you is to make the jump to commercial, you will be glad you did. MHO 8)
 

Austin

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Virginia
Before you jump out of the frying pan into the fire, get yourself about five 25-page leases and summarize the entire 25 pages down to a one page lease summary then decide if you want to be a commercial appraiser. You have to read every sentence very carefully because the whole thing could be a ruse and too often is just that. As they say: "Variety is the spice of life." Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.
 
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