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Passed Certified Residential Exam

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bmoser9

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Kansas
Passed my Cert Res Exam on Monday.. Here are a couple tips that I found extremely helpful.

Study the appraisal questions and answers book from the foundation... I did one-two sections every night for two weeks then reviewed the ones I missed or thought I didn't know for sure. I had compucram, flashcards, review books and nothing compared to the questions and answers book from the foundation.

I took the HP-12c class... In my opinion I don't think its necessary for the Cert Res Exam - I'm sure it would have be very beneficial for the Cert General Exam.

I averaged between 75-80 percent on those questions the first time through. If you can do that then you will be golden.

What I did was read the last two sentences of the questions to see what each question was asking for then read the whole question... I think this helped.

Anyways.. if you just study the questions and answers book from the foundation you will do just fine.

Last, just don't overthink the questions. There is a lot of info in the questions that is not needed.

Good Luck!!
 

BRCJR

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Sep 20, 2005
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Licensed Appraiser
State
Virginia
congrats....
 

RSW

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Feb 18, 2002
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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Tennessee
I remember typing on my computer all of the questions and answers in the Q&A book. I wanted to know the question as well as the answer because I knew they would switch things around and not ask the question the way the Q&A book had worded it. That was for my license level back in 1993. I just brushed up on the math section when I took the certified residential exam in 2005. I finished the test in less than 1 hour the second time. The first time took me almost 3 hours. That was in West Virginia and the exam was on paper and not on a computer.
 

RSW

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Feb 18, 2002
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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Tennessee
Oh, by the way.

Congrats!
 

bnmappraisal

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Nov 9, 2011
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Florida
Last, just don't overthink the questions. There is a lot of info in the questions that is not needed.
I remember (2009) they also liked messing with the wording; basically asking the same sort of question, but changing "AND" to "OR" or something like that.

Salut' :beer: and welcome to Cert Res!
 

Mike Kennedy

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Sep 28, 2003
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
New York
:beer: Outstanding ............Now go for Quality Clients, diversify away from mortgage appraising (dying industry segment soon to be replaced almost entirely by HAL2017) and get $$$$green.
 

PLCG

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Jul 12, 2006
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
State
Pennsylvania
Congratulations on a job well done!
 

kfallsalan

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Jan 27, 2013
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Licensed Appraiser
State
Oregon
Have you been issued your license?
 

Meandering

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Feb 26, 2006
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Real Estate Agent or Broker
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Pennsylvania
:clapping::clapping:

Welcome to the profession.

:dancefool:

We need fresh thoughts around here.

.
 

Clement Rozario

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Apr 18, 2017
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Appraiser Trainee
State
Virginia
Passed my Cert Res Exam on Monday.. Here are a couple tips that I found extremely helpful.

Study the appraisal questions and answers book from the foundation... I did one-two sections every night for two weeks then reviewed the ones I missed or thought I didn't know for sure. I had compucram, flashcards, review books and nothing compared to the questions and answers book from the foundation.

I took the HP-12c class... In my opinion I don't think its necessary for the Cert Res Exam - I'm sure it would have be very beneficial for the Cert General Exam.

I averaged between 75-80 percent on those questions the first time through. If you can do that then you will be golden.

What I did was read the last two sentences of the questions to see what each question was asking for then read the whole question... I think this helped.

Anyways.. if you just study the questions and answers book from the foundation you will do just fine.

Last, just don't overthink the questions. There is a lot of info in the questions that is not needed.

Good Luck!!
Where can I find a copy of this "Appraisal Questions and Answers" book from the foundation? What is the actual Title of the Book that you are referring it to please? However, I have called the Appraisal Foundation and they do NOT have a book titled as "Appraisal Questions and Answer" book. I need to re-take my test within two weeks. I would truly appreciate your help. Thank you.
 
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