- Apr 1, 2019
- Professional Status
- Appraiser Trainee
- New Jersey
Hi All, I have always been fascinated by real estate and always been looking for a way to get it. as soon as I found out about the appraiser job in the real estate process I knew that that's what I wanted to do. However, I got busy finishing college, getting a full time job and life got in the way. Now that things have settled a little, I am really looking into getting my General Appraisal License. Currently I am at the very early stages of the process, but upon doing some research on what it takes to get the license I realized that I'd have to be a trainee for a while and also complete a 3000 hrs of work in 6 months. I am hoping to do it part time along with my full time job. it'll be really hard to just be a trainee and raise a family on a trainee salary.
I am looking to be an appraiser in NJ. my question is, is it possible to do this whole process on the weekends or at least part time? I do not mind putting in a few hours here and there during the week, if it'll get it done, and the required of completing 3,000 hrs in 6 months. anyway to get around that or get it done part time?.. I really want to do this and I am committed to it, but it'll be tough to leave my full time job and do this particularly living on the trainee salary, and not getting a good volume of jobs in the first few years.
please share any advice or insight you might have on doing this part time in NJ.
I'll quickly share my experience. I'm a full time teacher and wanted to become a certified residential appraiser also. I did not stop teaching to do so....it took me nine years to get my certification. I made myself available on weekends and during the week as long as daylight was available during the year and during the summer I did it full time during the week with weekends off so I could be with the family. I just passed the certification test in July. Getting a raise from my supervisor is next. It's do able but you will have to be patient.