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When Can I Sign The Report?

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Scott.A

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I've been marked up to this point as a contributor to appraisals I've worked on in Illinois. I got my Illinois license last week. I've got two Illinois appraisals on my desk that I'm working on. We did the inspections the week before I received my license. 1st of the two will be finished today, the other will be finished in a couple days.

Since I didn't have the license at the time of inspection, can I sign these appraisals, or should I just be listed as a contributor?
 

glenn walker

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I think I would wait since you inspected these before you received the license.
 

Mark K

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I'd sign as appraiser. On the date you sign the report you are an appraiser.

Whether that puts you into the 'contributor' or primary position is a call for your mentor/supervisor or client.
 

Don Clark

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I'd sign as appraiser. On the date you sign the report you are an appraiser.

Whether that puts you into the 'contributor' or primary position is a call for your mentor/supervisor or client.

The "Date of the report" is after the inspection date. As of the date of the report, if I understand you correctly, you are licensed as an appraiser. I would sign as the appraiser. But, in case you are all that worried, ask the state.
 

CindyR

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I would disagree. On the Effective Date of the appraisal you were not an appraiser.
 

Gilbert Wallace

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I would disagree. On the Effective Date of the appraisal you were not an appraiser.
If I do a retrospective appraisal, I certify that when I signed the report I am an appraiser. I do not certify I was an appraiser on the effective date of the report. I would sign the report!
 

gregb

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If I do a retrospective appraisal, I certify that when I signed the report I am an appraiser. I do not certify I was an appraiser on the effective date of the report. I would sign the report!

The OP does not describe a retrospective appraisal situation.
 

CindyR

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If I do a retrospective appraisal, I certify that when I signed the report I am an appraiser. I do not certify I was an appraiser on the effective date of the report. I would sign the report!
Yes I understand that a retrospective analysis would be an entirely different situation. But on the date he performed this inspection for this current assignment he was not an appraiser.

Consider the scenario:
Knock knock
Are you an appraiser?
No but I will be by the time I send in the report....
 

Elliott

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Don't sign reports until they make you and you can't get anyone else to sign them. Signing them is just bad news. : )
 

Michigan CG

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I moved this to the Illinois section, you will get better answers there.

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