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Starving Appraisers?

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Leo Firth

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Washington
Why do appraisers, make the statement they are starving?
 

Tom Foster

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I wish I was starving. I need to loose about 20 LBS. I have tried fasting and I went 3 days with out eating.


Since my workload has slowed down a bit, I fell asleep in front of the TV last night.

I had a dream of Jeannie, the one that was like Jennie on the television series, "I Dream of Jeannie."

I always thought that it would be the ultimate path to wealth, happiness, security, power, and sexual gratification to find a bottle with a Jennie in it and have her rise from the bottle, materialize as a beautiful, seductively-dressed babe, and submit to my every whim and desire.

Then I woke up with my wife telling me to go empty the trash.......
 
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Reality is: If a new trainee is being trained properly, s/he will do very few appraisals in the first few months and be well under minimum hourly wages.
 
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debora coxxs

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Debora,

Your post has been removed and sent to Wayne McKerley so he can decide if you will be allowed to continue to post here or not.  You've already been warned before.  These kinds of posts are NOT allowed here and are beyond unprofessional.

Pamela Crowley, Moderator

You are history, we have no tolerance for this kind of trash here.

Wayne McKerley, Admin.
 

Mountain Man

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Georgia
Debora, do you have any idea how much it cost the trainer to provide additional software licenses, additional full MLS access, as well as a slow down of their own production..... due to going on the trainees appointments...... as well as their own? This is just a begining, and I'm sure I can think of more later, but there are very real hard cost to training someone.

I don't know you or your mentor, but if your trainer IS making a load off you, sounds to me like you many not be getting any training, but are joining in a sweat shop/appraisal mill operation. Sumpin' to think about.
 

Stone

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Wisconsin
Debra - try to use decent language when posting on a professional forum. And if you are going to use profanity here, at least spell it correctly.

Further, I would say that if you feel that way, you probably are in a bad situation. Try looking in the mirror and seeing if you are the cause. If you are not the cause, try looking elsewhere for work.

And lastly, every appraiser has to go through an initial stage where someone else gets paid for their work. You are not special in this and nobody owes you anything. Instant gratification is not the norm in this field. Sorry.
 

TC

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Pennsylvania
Debora,

I don't know which is worse, your lousy spelling/grammar or your trash mouth. Find another forum.


TC
 

Jeff Horton

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Alabama
Because contrary to what you read and hear not all appraisers are backed up with 3 weeks work. Some of us struggle to make a living in a small market.
 

Steve Gish

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I'm going to go way out on a limb here... but I've yet to see a starving Certified Appraiser, come to think of it, I haven't seen very many thin ones either. I believe starving part comes during the training process, which can take years. I worked for free today, buy I'm not starving, my mentor bought me lunch. :D
 

Dee Dee

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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Colorado
Steve,

So you found a mentor???

Please remember that the appraisal biz has been exceptional over the last 8 to 10 years thanks to the economy and interest rates being in our favor. During that time many new factors have entered the market that (I believe) could cut off the gravey train, even for the most experienced appraisers. Higher interest rates, a slowed economy, thousands of new appraisers who are competing for work and the advent of AVM's are going to take a toll.

Licensed and Certified appraisers are going to have to make choices about what to do with their trainees if there isn't enough work to cover their own expenses, and much of the work that will be left will be more complex with fewer cookie cutters to allow the trainees to cut their teeth on.

I'm not sure how long this will last (no crystal ball here), or what areas will feel less of a pinch than others, but the general concensus among the more seasoned appraisers on this forum is that the slowdown in work could last for awhile. We shall see.
 
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