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bnmappraisal

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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Florida
Get better clients. Pretty simple. (What I’ve learned here)

How do you get these clients etc. they won’t tell you. Just don’t work for AMC’s because they don’t. (They lie)
(my bold) KHS445 pretty much took the words out of my mouth with his response ... and answers my bold ...
A large number of threads over the years have explained how to build your client base. There is no magic bullet or a guaranteed list of non-AMC clients. Most of the suggestions have centered around beating the bushes and offering your services to local banks, credit unions, attorneys, real estate agents/brokers, etc. Services can range from helping out with a listing amount, assisting a buyer's broker in coming up with a value, providing a buyer or seller with value information, divorces, inhouse mortgages, home equity loans, etc. You need to work hard and build your reputation as the go to person when it comes to valuing real estate and the real estate process in your marketing area. The goal is to build a level of trust with other real estate professionals who are comfortable relying on you being an independent voice of knowledge and reason.
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Ash

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Professional Status
Appraiser Trainee
State
California
Thank you all for the feedback, really appreciate it.
 

Joe Flacco

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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Maryland
Gotta make some friends in the biz. Most of the clients I have worked with in the past or work with now happened because of leads from others. People on this site.

Shout out to GregB, Digger, and TJSum.

#thankful #blessed
 

Basically Rectangular

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Mar 1, 2018
Professional Status
Licensed Appraiser
State
Virginia
Hello I am a newly "licensed appraiser" not certified. How long does it take for AMC's to send you legit work. AMC's so far has been sending me work for property value over a million? I don't know why since I told them im licensed only. Any suggestion on AMC's who do desktop appraisal a lot and are looking for licensed appraisers? Please Advice.
You might be getting assignments that more experienced appraisers pass up because of complexity.
 
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Der Apres-czar

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Jul 31, 2019
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Colorado
Ash, from what I've heard from colleagues that do work in California that is a very tough market in terms of saturation and correspondingly the fees aren't great. Could also be a reason why you're not getting much licensed work i.e. if a certified appraiser is willing to take $350 for a deal why engage a licensed appraiser?

I've got some buddies in TX that are licensed and are turning work away, easily hitting 40 a month. Lowest fee is $395, but most are 400 & up , minus the bull**** "transaction" fee. Granted these people work for appraisal shops with a well built client list but you get the idea.

I know not everybody has the opportunity to move but there is work for licensed people out there in markets where appraiser supply is on the low end. FWIW.
 
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