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Tim Schneider

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I know that some appraisers who specialize in a particular segment of commercial work (hotels, resorts, malls, power plants...) have assignments throughout the county. Do you need to partner with someone who is licensed in each state you work in, or do you get reciprocal licenses for each state?
 

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I know that some appraisers who specialize in a particular segment of commercial work (hotels, resorts, malls, power plants...) have assignments throughout the county. Do you need to partner with someone who is licensed in each state you work in, or do you get reciprocal licenses for each state?
From what I've seen, usually one of two things happens:

1. You hold licenses in the states in which you do the most work and get temps for everything else; or

2. You ignore licensing requirements all together because those are only for "the little people"
 

The Warrior Monk

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I don't work nationally, but I know some that do.

Here's some things I've learned.
  • If you are not appraising FRTs, you don't need a license to appraise in nonmandatory licensing states.
  • If one is appraising FRTs, then there are several licensing options that are used. Some appraisers are licensed in all of the states they work. Othertimes, the office has several branches, and the appraisers in those offices are licensed in a few, different from those in other offices.
  • Appraisers can also get temporary licenses if necessary. I'm haven't discussed that issue with anyone and am not familiar with it.
 

Luzette Eaves

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Temporary licenses for FRT's. Each appraiser needs their own, so partnering won't be enough.
 

Howard Klahr

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Each appraiser needs their own, so partnering won't be enough.

That is not a correct statement. the licensing requirements vary from state to state. Most only require that one appraiser be licensed within the jurisdiction. In fact it does not even have to be the one inspecting the property.
 

Luzette Eaves

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Maybe, lets try again.

I have worked in quite a few states, and for the ones I have experience in, anyone coming into the state must have a temporary licenses for FRT's. I have had others signing that did not get a temporary permit, if they did not enter the state.
Mandatory states require it for non-FRT's also. They are very easy to obtain for most states, and the best way to cover yourself.
 

PL1957

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Maybe, lets try again.

I have worked in quite a few states, and for the ones I have experience in, anyone coming into the state must have a temporary licenses for FRT's. I have had others signing that did not get a temporary permit, if they did not enter the state.
Mandatory states require it for non-FRT's also. They are very easy to obtain for most states, and the best way to cover yourself.
My understanding has always been that, if it's not a mandatory state, everything defaults to the client's requirements. Some clients require that everyone working on the assignment be licensed in that state, others require that at least one person be licensed.
 

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When I work out of state, I get a temporary license. Very easy to get, you don't have to jump through a lot of hoops and the license in some states is location specific. The cost is in the $100 to $200 range.
 
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Pittsburgh Pete

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Temporary practice certificates are inexpensive but some states limit the number granted to an individual in a particular year--Ohio for instance
 
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Brian Weaver

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In Illinois...its for ONE assignment although the temp is good for six months. So...you can't tell us you're appraising a Marriott property...then do six hotels under Fairfield or Courtyard.
In Alaska...they want a copy of the report you do. Not us. I've got enough paperwork.
 
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