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Bellaire, TX 77402
Tel: (713) 668-1757
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Sponsor Needed

My name is Kelvin Figgs. I am currently in the process of obtaining my real estate appraisal license. I most recently worked in the oil and gas industry as an inside sale representative. I’m currently looking for a sponsor in order continue my experience hours portion of the appraising trainee requirements. I have already completed over 500 hours with my current mentor and am interested in obtaining another sponsor so that I can be well versed in different applications of the appraisal practices. l have already completed all 150+ hours of my educational requirements. Lastly I have 100% availability to begin training under a new sponsor. I only recently learned of the appraisal side of real estate and would like to eventually become a Certified General Appraiser. I received my Bachelors degree from Texas State university in 2015.      

October 2021

Haginas & Shillings is a third-party contractor serving lending institutions in the administration of the lender’s collateral valuation programs, specifically commercial appraisal ordering and review services. A position is available for a commercial appraisal Job Manager.  Full time, employee status, is preferred although we can consider part-time arrangements.  All inquiries will be considered although the ideal candidate will have prior review experience and “lender-side” RIMS experience. Must have MAI designation, be state certified, and be proficient with basic Office computer processing programs.  Competitive compensation and work from home opportunity, and home based employees could potentially reside anywhere within the state. Job duties include working with the lender to obtain bids and order the report, receipt of the appraisal, and completing the appraisal review. The job is not simply providing appraisal reviews, it is the management of the whole process.  As a Job Manager you will be acting in an interactive way with the lender and appraiser to deliver a compliant and accurate report to the lender.  Submit inquiries or resume to contact name shown below.

Jeff Shillings, MAI

Haginas & Shillings

Houston, Texas


September 2021

Houston Public Works

Senior Real Estate Analyst - Appraisal (4 positions available)

LocationHouston, TX

Job TypeFull Time

DepartmentHouston Public Works

Service Line: Capital Projects

Section: Real Estate Services, Appraisal

Location: 611 Walker Street, 19th Floor 

Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.*

Subject to change*


Reviews subject property information and requests any additional information that may facilitate the appraisal process.  Prepares appraisal engagement assignment letters.  Reviews appraisal reports for USPAP compliance and City, State and Federal (if needed) requirements.  Consults with external appraisers.  Makes sound recommendations to management regarding the credibility and reliability of appraisal reports.  May prepare internal Cost Estimates, Probable Price Estimates, and Appraisals.  Must understand real estate appraisal principles and terminology.  May serve as team lead and/or as a project manager coordinating larger appraisal/valuation activities.  Successful candidates must be self-directed and possess superior customer service skills.  Performs other duties as assigned.


This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting temperature and air conditions.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level.   



Requires a Bachelor degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.


Four (4) years of professional experience in real estate activities, design or a closely related experience are required. 

Directly related professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.


PREFERENCES:  Although not required, preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Texas State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.  Other Real Estate certifications, licenses or professional designations may be considered.
  • 4+ years of experience in commercial real estate appraisal with a minimum of 1 year of commercial real estate appraisal review.
  • 1+ year of condemnation appraisal experience and/or 1+year of condemnation appraisal review experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.  Working knowledge in PowerPoint.  Experience with Access and Publisher is an advantage.
  • Strong writing skills and solid oral communication.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships at diverse levels with both internal and external customers.

**Preference will also be given to candidates who possess a valid Texas Driver’s license and are in compliance with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (AP 2-2). 

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**   



However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.


If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.


Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 24


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-393-6015.

If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6015. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. 

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. 

AgencyCity of Houston



June 2021

Valbridge Property Advisors | Austin

Contact: Jordan Sale with Questions

Valbridge Property Advisors | Austin is seeking a Certified General Appraiser with the ability to complete appraisal assignments with a range of complexities and property types, in a timely manner. The individual must be career-oriented and self-motivated, with strengths in one or more primary property types involving retail, office, industrial, multi-family, hospitality, and sub-division analysis.


  • Certified General Appraiser
  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year university
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a commercial appraiser
  • Desire to attain the MAI designation (or similar accreditation) is preferred
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Argus and mapping programs
  • Willingness to learn and utilize proprietary software platforms
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Acute attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize assignments in order to meet deadlines
  • Desire to work both autonomously and as a team member
  • Willingness to travel for education as needed and for assignments, on a regional basis

Salary Information:

Commensurate with experience, background and based on a competitive fee split. We offer a competitive benefits package and an education allowance

Interested candidates, please send a resume to

May 2021

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co

Chase Home Lending Staff Appraiser- Houston (Remote)

***Sign-on bonus will be offered for this opportunity***

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co is a leading global services firm. The Chase Staff Appraiser is responsible for performing appraisals and reviews of residential property types for the Chase Mortgage Banking group. Geographic competency within key market area is required to perform appraisal assignments in a professional manner in compliance with USPAP, federal, state, and Chase requirements. This high caliber appraiser will be trained specifically on Chase valuation requirements and quality standards. The successful candidate will function as an individual contributor and demonstrate strong knowledge of appraisal practices and methodology.

  • State Certified Residential Appraiser will perform residential appraisals for single-family properties, to include condominiums, cooperatives, and multi-family units (1-4 units).
  • Performs collateral review on 1-4 unit property appraisal reports completed by third party originators.
  • Manage performance of Direct Engagement Appraiser team
  • Coverage area includes Harris & Montgomery County

Knowledge and Experience

  • Required: Licensed or Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Required: 3+ years of appraisal experience as a licensed/certified appraiser
  • Required: Ability to act independently and consistently make appropriate decisions with minimal guidance and oversight
  • Required: Knowledge of construction standards and building cost estimating tools
  • Required: Ability to complete real estate appraisals compliant with Federal and State laws, as well as being done in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
  • Required: Experience appraising new construction, complex, unique, multi-family
  • Preferred: FHA Approved Appraiser, USDA experience
  • Demonstrate geographic competency

Reimbursed Expenses, Health Benefits, 401k, Paid Vacation and Sick Time

Link to Apply 

Stout – Analyst/Associate Real Estate Valuation Opportunity – Houston TX

Real estate appraisal of commercial property types including office buildings, retail shopping centers, apartment complexes, industrial facilities, and special purpose property.

Qualifications: 1-4 years of commercial real estate appraisal experience preferred. 


Property inspections

Market research

Valuation analysis

Report writing

Database management

Consult with professionals involving issues such as estate & gift tax, financial reporting, purchase price allocations, and litigation related assignments 

Please submit your application here

WANTED:  Sponsor for Appraiser Trainee

I am currently in the process of obtaining my real estate appraisal license. I have worked in the oil and gas business as a Landman for the past 15 years and am looking for a sponsor in order to pivot into appraising, and obtain the necessary experience hours for my appraisal license with the hopes of landing a permanent position. I also have experience in the insurance adjusting business and have prepared estimates and sketches by hand as well as Xactimate. I have completed the appraisal classes listed below as well as a number of real estate inspector classes. I am located in San Antonio and looking to relocate to the Austin area. 

15hr USPAP 2020-2021

30hr Appraisal Procedures

30hr Appraisal Principles

4hr Supervisor and Trainee

20hr Mastering Unique & Complex Property Appraisal

15hr Statistics, Modeling, and Finance

ContactAlex Kibodeaux

NAI Partners

Valuation & Advisory Associate / Vice President 

NAI Partners' mission is to be the best full service commercial real estate firm, while providing consistent quality results that always exceed our clients’ highest expectations. Outside of our employees, we view our clients as our most valuable asset. We work hard and stay personally involved satisfying their diverse requirements and ensuring that the job is done properly. We believe that a high code of ethics and standards is vital to the success of our company and earning the trust of our clients. We are dedicated professionals focused on assisting our clients in achieving their strategic objectives. We begin this by employing qualified and competent professionals.

NAI Partners is looking for a Valuation Associate to help cultivate their growing valuation and appraisal service offering. The applicant will effectively complete assignments in connection with commercial real estate valuation and consulting projects which typically include analysis of comparable sales and leases, building and analyzing pro forma income statements, and developing replacement cost analysis.

*The ideal candidate must have significant experience hours toward attaining a Certified General license or have a license.

Key Responsibilities:

• Prepare thorough and timely commercial real estate appraisals

• Develop market analyses including demographics, local area development, absorption and vacancy trends, and market rental rate trends

• Develop tax, zoning, and highest and best use analyses

• Analyze and confirm market data including comparable transactions

• Estimate market rental rates

• Conduct market surveys

• Perform lease abstracts

• Additional duties as requested by management

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in real estate, finance, or related field of study

• 1 - 5 years of experience in similar position

• Experience in appraisal/valuation services

• Advanced Microsoft Office skills (proficient in Excel)

• Advanced analytical & writing skills • Experience with report writing software a plus

• Experience with CoStar, RCA, STDB, Salesforce/Apto, MRI, Yardi, and other data analytical tools a plus

• ARGUS experience preferred

• Trainee or State Certified General Appraiser license required

• Business development experience is a plus

Skills & Requirements:

• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments with various deadlines

• Must have strong organizational skills with attention to detail

• Able to work within a team environment

• Goal oriented, with a focus on personal development

• Self-motivated and ambitious • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

• Possess interpersonal communication skills both oral & written

• Ability to communicate with clients

Compensation & Benefits:

• Base + commission

• Medical insurance

• Vision insurance

• Dental insurance

• Disability insurance

• Company 401(k)

• Continuing/Qualifying education funded

NAI Partners is proud to be committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.