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August 8th, 2010 3:26 PM

I have a passion for doing Real Estate Appraisals!

I learned the real estate appraisal industry in 1980 from a client and a mentor, who I met while selling cooperative resort units in Montauk, New York.  He showed me all the old tricks and trades of appraising older homes or difficult properties.  I enjoyed the analytical work as compared to the sales of real estate so much that I began working for independent fee appraisers (including my mentor) throughout Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties, in NY. 

In 1990, I moved to San Francisco, CA, where I started my own independent fee appraiser shop, named Barbieri Coast Appraisals, Inc.  The office was located over the original Barbary Coast (coincidente?).  There is where I rocked!  I had 5 appraisers working for me, and the cookie cutter towns that I had orders in let me do up to 5 inspections a day.  It started to slow down in 1995, and I moved back to New York.  This time, I lived in Montauk, operated a Resort, and did appraisals for tax surciary purposes.

In 2005, my family migrated to Florida, where I have been everything in the Real Estate Industry.  I was a property manager, a rental agent, a broker, a CAM, and a Certified Residential Appraiser.  I was bummed because I was 40 hours short of taking the General Certified Appraiser license.  Oh well---I still can do these types, if the opportunity rolls around??

So here I am, an experienced appraiser ready to be busy.  Bring the orders on.  I'm ready.


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