- Sep 17, 2013
- Professional Status
- General Public
Should I continue appraising as a career?
I'm already 10+ deep, so I don't want to give up now!
For me, Yes, i'll continue appraising as a career. I enjoy it. No I don't make the Fortune 500 figures Nottrav mentions, but I'm happy with my income. I'm especially most happy with the fact that I get paid to do what I want to do and, with this job, have the flexibility I have. That, many times, is priceless!
This definitely isn't for everyone and there's a lot of BS that goes into it at times (especially finding good clients)
I'm 36 and hope to have a lucrative next 20-30 years doing this - I'm already 10+ deep, so I don't want to give up now!
Here's what I say. Bail and bail yesterday. Get a Fortune 500 job.
Keep your license forever. Keep in touch with supervisor until he dies. Go visit him once a month to catch up and talk appraisals/industry. Do this for 15 years.
Retire from Fortune 500 wealthy, put appraisal license to work making $30k a year part time retired.
Question to me: why not do full time for $60k?
Answer: it's not linear like that.