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Rich(VT)

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I just posted my first message and noticed I am considered a newbie.
Just for the record I am quite computer literate and have been appraising for many years. I was also a real estate broker for a long time, and prior to that I was a land surveyor. I don't think I am a newbie.

Rich in VT

oh, and I am over 13 years old.....

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Mountain Man

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Rich,
Don't be offended. Newbie status just means that you recently joined under the new forum software. What you need to do is work less and post more! :lol: Then you will become a Forumite or Groupie. 8)

Mell.
 
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pkbarnhart

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I agree. In this politically correct world I think its a little offensive to call me a "newbie". I would like to be recognized for the work that I have performed, the knowledge that I have gained and the contributions that I can give. Believe it or not I have actually hesitated posting on this forum since the format has changed. For those of you who have posted over 50 times, 100 times, 200 times, etc. I think you should be ranked as "Have lots of extra time so don't take my advice!" I often ask clients when they want a "Rush" job, would you want the plumber, mechanic, etc. that has no other business? Personally I would like the one who has lots of business. Same goes with a restaurant, who eats in the place with no customers? The same appears to be true with appraisers. The more business I have, the less time I have to participate on forums like this.
 

Charlotte Dixon

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The more business I have, the less time I have to participate on forums like this.
PK,
Welcome to the Forum! We all learn from each other and we know that "learning" never stops. All of the appraisers I've had contact with on here are busy, or MORE than busy. Don't think any of us nap through the day. This Forum is an excellent source for problem solving, or just to bounce ideas off of others in our profession. I think I can speak for many here, in that when our work is backed up to the max, we can each take a 5 minute break, jump in to the Forum, check out what's going on with other appraisers, receive Fannie Mae updates, or clarifications on USPAP. Many here are seasoned appraisers and instructors, all having much to offer. If I find myself in a quandry regarding a particular appraisal problem, I find it very comforting knowing that all this experience is available. In addition, I think you'll find that we have a sense of humor.....something we need in this business! :lol: Hope to see you back soon!
 

jtrotta

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pkbarnhart;
OK, you asked for it- don't know you, haven't seen any of your work; don't know if you have re-tained any of this so-called knowledge that you think you posses; and to date you haven't contributed anything I can put my hands on :? SO, bring it on :!: you big dog you :!: :!:

As far as your comment "Have lots of extra time so don't take my advice" 8O Heavy comments will get you everywhere here and I resemble that remark :roll: - We all have work to do, you are not the exception to that idea, we come here to share all; YOU, in your infinite wisdom and all knowing knowledge, may even learn a bit.

And my last note for you, this AM I'm going out into the big bad world of Real Estate Appraisal and doing a "RUSH" job, as you have instigated my thoughts on further indulgence of the all American "Long Green" 8)

Have a frightfully wonderful day :lol: :lol:
 
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PK and Rich

I also was abit "taken aback" by the newbie monicker on this new software when I finally figured out how to get on it. This despite the fact that I was often one of the top dog posters on the old software.

Just remember, the forum welcomes newbies, whether they are just recent to the profession or to the forum. If you have followed any of the posting over time, you know that response to posts are usually follow the posters lead. If you are professional and courteous, the responses will generally be that way, if you are humurous, the response tend to be in that vein. Since the Forum does not encourage posts that are not professional or courteous, those who like to take issues personally do not last long.

Rick Where in Vermont are you from? Back in the days when I had brown hair and was in the Navy, I was stationed in Brunswick, Maine and we used to fly our helicopters into your neck of the woods. Which reminds me, when I retired and became and appraiser, one of the local appraisers suggested that a helicopter pilot becoming an appraiser was likely to put a whole new context behing the term "windshield appraising".

Regards

Tom Hildebrandt GAA
 

Jo Ann Meyer Stratton

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Arizona
Actually when I posted on the new version of the appraisal forum and got called a newbie--I had to chuckle! Since I am 66 years old and been in the appraisal field for almost 35 years--it was refreshing to be considered a youngun again! By the way PKBarnhart-I am curious about your appraisal background. Reading your comments about manufactured homes/Fannie Mae announcement 02-02, I thought for a second I had posted a message that I didn't remember posting. So I thought I had become a senile newbie.
 

Rich(VT)

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Tom- I am in central VT--Northfield, the exact center of the state...don't let anyone try to convince you otherwise. Norwich University is here.

I hope everyone isn't taking my newbie comments seriously. I was only kidding about that.

I was dead serious about being over 13 though....

Rich(VT)
 
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Florida
Welcome Aboard Rich! Looking forward to your posts.

Maybe Wayne could change 'Newbie' to 'Newbie Poster' since the designations under our monikers are tied to our number of posts.
 

Ben Vukicevich SRA

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New Jersey
Rich,

Are you near Barnard? I spent lots of time there rebuilding an old hunting cabin my father-in-law bought in the late 1980's. He still has it. We never hunted. Just rode dirt bikes. It's near Silver Lake. I still get a chuckle from the question my wife asked the owner of the Barnard General Store. She wanted to know if it was safe for our children to skate on the lake-if the ice was thick enough. I'm standing there laughing to myself as I guess only an appraiser would be able to tell the lake was freshly plowed of snow--- by a truck!!!

The poor puzzled store owner could only come back with, his guess was the ice was 3 feet thick. That should be safe enough.

Since you're from Vermont, I have to ask this question because only a "flat lander" would notice this and marvel at it. Who the hell is the guy that puts a wood stick at every bend in every road, at every steel guard rail on every road, even the dirt ones, in the middle of nowhere for the snow plows and then takes them down in the spring. Now that's a job. I can't believe that anybody has the resources to do that. LOL

Ben
 
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