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Locating a Mentor

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Terry Russell

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Locating a Mentor

I have considered looking for employment with one of the local title companies or escrow agents, and possibly with the county clerk and recorder's office. I thought that not only would the experience prove valuable, I would be getting "out there" and gathering names, places, etc.

I am self-employed and have been for 25 years of the 30 odd years of my diverse careers.
This allows me a great deal of flexibility in work schedules.

The above would be an option after initial contacts with local appraisers.

As to the mentor question, what are your experiences or opinion on locating someone to walk beside for 2000 hours?

Also, does membership in one of the national appraiser organizations offer any benefits regarding affiliation and employment? (optional question)

I have also read:

a) Find someone to train you before you even think of schooling.
b) Get your license first then people will know you are serious.
c) Just forget it all together. (not an option here)

If you have any input on this it would be viewed gratefully. Terry
 

jtrotta

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Terry
Don't know your State law requirements; but my opinion would be to combine both the "on the job training" and "schooling" together if possible, as one will help the other; and you will get to see what the book has to offer and what real life problems occur.

Being self employed shows strength for what life deals you; don't know or can't remember what your real estate background was or is and if you've had some it will help.

As far as a mentor, you'll have to make your own choice - my input won't help you in your area.

God Luck 8)
 

Jo Ann Meyer Stratton

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I urge you to find the professional organizations that are active in your area and attend their chapter meetings. You do not have to become a member to attend the meetings. At the chapter meetings you will meet other appraisers, hear them discuss problems, ideas, etc (a live forum). It will become a way to become acquainted with the local appraisal community. Even if you decide to accept employment with the local assessor or title company, still attend the chapter meetings. A variety of exposure to fee appraisers, ad valoreum appraising, title research problems, etc, will eventually all tie together and cause you to be a better informed appraiser.
 

TEL2002

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Louisiana
Go to www.ASC.gov

It gives names, addresses, phones, license #, etc for every appraiser in the country. Good way to get a list of potential contacts.
 
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