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The Appraiser Coach Podcast

Listen while you drive to and from appraisal inspections as Dustin Harris, The Appraiser Coach, gives you helpful tips, tricks, ideas, and principles which will make you a better appraisal business owner. Dustin has been a successful real estate appraiser for many years. As the Appraiser Coach, he has made it his life’s mission to teach other appraisers across the country to also succeed and thrive as real estate appraisal business owners. Join Dustin each week as he keeps you informed with the latest in the appraisal profession, interviews movers and shakers, talks to your peers about what is important to them, and shares with you his secrets to incredible success.

Feb 8, 2017

Dustin gets emails weekly from individuals who want to become an appraiser, but cannot find a mentor.  If you are in that boat, listen up while Dustin gives you a few tips.  

three and a half years ago

Your observations and thoughts about working for free or cheap are well founded and quite reasonable. There are many professions where these types of behaviors are quite established and necessary whether it be residency, clerking, etc. This could be quite effective especially if people went to Idaho to get trained (for example) and then left and went back to Florida to work (another example) and have no competition issues.

However, you need to reconcile these thoughts with your education and requirements opinion since those tend to move more towards a vocation rather than a profession.

It is not unreasonable for a professional to have an undergraduate degree in something and then even more eduction in the classroom and on the job. I know that not many appraisers want to think of this being a vocation, but this is where the requirements were until recently. The new requirements are more professional.

Accompanying a trainee on an inspection will sort it's self out. More and more companies will start to adopt this as a way to lower requirements and get appraiser to accept their orders over another bank. The market will take care of this one in due time.