Back in 2008, right after my house burned up, My husband and I had to share a 2 bedroom cottage with my stepson while I tried to pick up the pieces and start over. That wasn’t easy in those cramped quarters but we managed. Since I wasn’t paying full rent, we were scraping by in the lowest point in the appraisal industry. I had a lot of time on my hands in between house hunting for the perfect place to live. For 3 months I submitted to AMC’s my application, every day. Guess what? I am now on so many lists, that I don’t worry about slow times anymore and of course I name my own customary and reasonable price! There are other appraisers out there who settle for the low ball fees, probably because they are only on at the most 10 lists. I’m on over 50 and every once awhile I still submit to a new company. My point, is that successful people do not sit around and bemoan their fate, they keep busy, they keep the wheels turning and as the Buddhist saying goes, Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water, after enlightenment chop wood , carry water. Purchasers of my reports, know that you are being taken care of by someone who loves appraising and loves to stay busy! Everybody wins!