Have you gotten any work from Active Rain

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I've seen how Active Rain can help real estate agents but I was curious about appraisers.  Have you had success in getting work from Active Rain?

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Kenneth Rossman
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I have got lots of work from Active Rain as recently as two weeks ago (commercial immigration support appraisal" I have posted here on the subject before:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/523699/The-awesome-marketing-power

Read my last comment in that thread...

 

August 24, 2008 10:35 AM
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Jeremy Cowin
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I used to get a lot of "Value checks" from Realtors and brokers from Active Rain however have not had any real work/clients!  How unfortunate that is!

August 25, 2008 08:05 PM
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Richard Glesser
North Country Appraisal Services

I've only been active for several months but have numerous assignments directly attributed to ActiveRain as well as networking which is developing into additional work.  One tip I saw a while back was to comment and follow the blogs of your potential clients.  Translate - as much as I like exchanging thoughts and experiences with appraisers, I need to be following the mortgage bankers, FHA, Reverse Mortgage, and Attorney groups.

August 27, 2008 08:00 PM
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Tom Horn
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Thomas Horn, Real Estate Appraiser

Richard,

Thanks for the input.  I've seen your ideas suggested in a couple of other blogs.  I'm going to zero in on my potential clients like you suggest and see how that  works.

August 27, 2008 10:23 PM
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Richard Glesser
North Country Appraisal Services

Tom,

I've gotten steady and decent work from both LSI and STARS which are AMC's but pay reasonably well and consistently.  STARS pays at 30 days but you can bank on it while LSI pays twice monthly.  STARS just sent a fee schedule for standard reports per county and, believe it or not, I got a raise for some reports over what I would typically charge.  I don't like 30 days but once you've got a cycle set, checks come out twice a week.

August 28, 2008 07:56 PM
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Author Bio: Tom Horn lives in the Birmingham, Alabama area with his wife and two children. He has been appraising residential real estate for over 20 years and holds the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. He concentrates in the area of single family, vacant land, 2-4 family, and condominium appraisals.

This blog discusses Birmingham Alabama real estate appraiser topics in real estate appraisal. This includes but not limited to topics including explanations of the real estate appraisal process, articles on fsbo marketing appraisals, current topics in the appraisal profession, the real estate market in the Birmingham, Alabama area, appraisal humor, and the general real estate market.