I'm one of the newbies who put up a post a while back for a mentor. Still looking, and in the midst of sending out my minute qualifications (state licensed trainee,basically) a software co. --a la mode-- gives me a call and after trying to sell me, gives me a name and website of a guy who supposedly mentors trainees, among other appraisal services. His name is Russ Freeman and website is: http://www. removed by moderator .com. I visited his website, clicked on 'appraiser trainee', and quite frankly, folks, I've been around the block a few times and it sure sounds like "pie in the sky" to me---especially if I sign up for his 3 day, $1500 seminar. Could I impose upon any one of you to check it out and see if you can find anything there that might be helpful? My biggest concern are claims like "you can be in the field collecting 100% appraisal fees after the seminar". Now, I wasn't potty-trained in 3 days. I need hands-on experience. I live in SW Riverside Co., CA so, George, I'd be happy to do a 'ride-a-long' to learn the nuts-and-bolts. Thanks guys!