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F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

General Questions:

 Q: Which states or areas do you work in?

A: JMA primarily practices in the southeast, including North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; however, many of our associates have done appraisal work in many other locations throughout the United States.

 Q: Which states are your staff licensed in?

A: All of our appraisers are certified in the states of North Carolina and Virginia, and most are also certified in West Virginia. JMA staff will pursue certification in other states where our services are needed.

  

Questions about Hiring and Trainees:

Q: Do you accept Trainee Appraisers?

A: Generally we do not. However, if you are a Trainee that is genuinely interested in eminent domain appraisal work and pursuing a career in the field, and if you already have some experience, then please feel free to contact us. 

Q: Do you accept State Certified Residential Appraisers?

A: No. As it is typically a client requirement for eminent domain appraisal work, our staff must be State Certified General Appraisers. However, if you are pursuing your General license and are genuinely interested in eminent domain appraisal work and pursuing a career in the field, then please feel free to contact us.

 Q: I am a State Certified General Appraiser and am interested in joining your firm; can I send you a copy of my resume?

A: Yes, if you are genuinely interested in eminent domain appraisal work and pursuing a career in the field, then please feel free mail us a copy of your resume and then give us a call.

 Q: I have my General appraiser’s certification, but do not have my MAI designation; is being an MAI a requirement?

A: No. Having an MAI designation is strongly recommended and while it benefits our firm and the appraiser, it is not a requirement.

 Q: I am a State Certified General Appraiser interested in joining your firm; are there any other requirements that I would need?

A: Yes. In addition to maintaining their General appraiser’s license for the State of North Carolina, our staff is required to have and maintain a North Carolina Real Estate Broker’s license.