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Obtain Trainee License - Quickest

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Overimprovement

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I do the inspections for the bifurcated appraisals and is a requirement to be a trainee or cerified. Those inspections can be used for trainee hours. So I want to get him those hours and learn the measuring skills. That is the hardest to master at this point with technology growing to help with the comps/value side.
This, fellow appraisers, is where our industry is going--quickly. Where the toughest thing supposedly about becoming an appraiser is learning to measure a house.
 

Evincere

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Agreed but was looking for minimal to no effort/time that provides a trainee license. I do the inspections for the bifurcated appraisals and is a requirement to be a trainee or cerified. Those inspections can be used for trainee hours. So I want to get him those hours and learn the measuring skills. That is the hardest to master at this point with technology growing to help with the comps/value side.

It is a good tool for trainees when it comes to measuring many different styles multiple times a week and likely many others do the same.
How’s the bifurcated business- about how many inspections can he (you) get done in a week
 

Lumbappr13

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New York
How’s the bifurcated business- about how many inspections can he (you) get done in a week
I usually squeeze in about 10 a week if they are available. Make 700-900 a week for maybe 5 or 6 hours. That's not to shabby for poker and beer money. All worth one company.
 

Lumbappr13

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This, fellow appraisers, is where our industry is going--quickly. Where the toughest thing supposedly about becoming an appraiser is learning to measure a house.
How hard is it to find comps in heavily populated areas, common now. Understand ANSI and measuring correctly is more "difficult" because of that. I didn't say it was hard, but harder to master. Oh wait do you just pull asessor records and pretend you measure like many do.
 

Evincere

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I usually squeeze in about 10 a week if they are available. Make 700-900 a week for maybe 5 or 6 hours. That's not to shabby for poker and beer money. All worth one company.
OK. Cool. I don’t play poker and for sure cant or wouldn’t drink that much beer. :giggle:

I have one question only. do they require your E&O policy? And do you provide it.
 

Lumbappr13

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OK. Cool. I don’t play poker and for sure cant or wouldn’t drink that much beer. :giggle:

I have one question only. do they require your E&O policy? And do you provide it.
Not asked but hold it of course. I'm not doing an appraisal function. Verified also by E&O, State Board, and USPAP instructor.
 

Evincere

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How hard is it to find comps in heavily populated areas, common now. Understand ANSI and measuring correctly is more "difficult" because of that. I didn't say it was hard, but harder to master.
Not asked but hold it of course. I'm not doing an appraisal function. Verified also by E&O, State Board, and USPAP instructor.
You mentioned finding and pulling comps? What exactly are you doing? Are you doing the bifurcated desktop analysis component or measuring / data collection?
 
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Lumbappr13

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You mentioned finding and pulling comps? What exactly are you doing? Are you doing the bifurcated desktop analysis component or measuring / data collection?
Measuring and data collection. I was answering th dingdong that made a comment about comps etc.

What other "dirt" would you like? It seems you are asking for those purposes only. And I've seem your other posts and "love" for this type of appraisal
 

Evincere

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Measuring and data collection. I was answering th dingdong that made a comment about comps etc.

What other "dirt" would you like? It seems you are asking for those purposes only. And I've seem your other posts and "love" for this type of appraisal
How hard is it to find comps in heavily populated areas, common now. Understand ANSI and measuring correctly is more "difficult" because of that. I didn't say it was hard, but harder to master.
And I see that you’re a very very new member. You’re either a Troll or an actual (appraiser) specimen doing bifurcated hybrids...who wandered in and amenable to talking about your experience.

And you’re right...for all the obvious reasons stated elsewhere- I have no love of these products or the fees being offered by these companies who think Appraisers can maintain or make a decent living doing them for $80.

You mentioned retiring and moving South. If you fall into the category of the “Clear Capital” CFO guy whose pops has a hard time getting around, ie. can’t climb stairs anymore but still has some Appraiser life left in him I get your motivation.

My questions - dirt ? - isn’t dirt also something from which things that sustain life grow?

If you have read the threads you have also read the many questions that are still unanswered - information that’s glossed over by AMCs soliciting Appraisers to do these products.

So if you say you’re doing bifurcated and asking Appraisers on this board for helpful information about states with quick fix trainee requirements, it’s not unreasonable to expect to be asked questions in return.

You wrote: “I do the inspections for the bifurcated appraisals and is a requirement to be a trainee or certified”

I don’t think An Appraiser doing the desktop analysis could/would have credible objections to what you wrote/say your doing and the requirements.

. On the other hand, Harry the Can Collector, notaries, agents with licenses hot off the press, ...different story
 
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NP_MAI

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Agreed but was looking for minimal to no effort/time that provides a trainee license. I do the inspections for the bifurcated appraisals and is a requirement to be a trainee or cerified. Those inspections can be used for trainee hours. So I want to get him those hours and learn the measuring skills. That is the hardest to master at this point with technology growing to help with the comps/value side.

It is a good tool for trainees when it comes to measuring many different styles multiple times a week and likely many others do the same.
The inspections can be used for trainee hours and you indicate that it is not an appraisal function as verified by a USPAP instructor. Can't have it both ways. Actually, the inspection is an appraisal function, which is why you need to be licensed. In FLA, that is a non-starter though as trainees cannot inspect without their supervisor being present for the first year.

You have no idea what goes into an appraisal and everyone on this forum knows exactly what is required when inspecting and measuring a property. Please don't try to diminish the other half of the appraisal to which you are a part of for "beer money".

Appraisers are professionals, if you want to become an appraiser, fine, welcome. But asking what is the easiest way to get a trainee license says that you will likely never make the jump into the actual profession beyond bifurcated inspections. Also, most states require direct supervision of a trainee for the license to be active. Good luck!
 
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