Is Mr. Brian Coester Being Honest?
The real question I have is simple: Is Mr. Brian Coester being honest with people, and telling the truth about what REALLY happened? I’m skeptical, but I don’t do business with CoesterVMS.
I sure have read lots of first-hand comments from appraisers about either slow pay, or not being paid, for reports completed for CoesterVMS. That makes me highly uncomfortable about accepting any assignment from them, . (This does work, by the way, as appraisers have notified me who have done this.)
Based on Brian Coester’s personal postings, there are two things I do know about Mr. Brian Coester: he likes to quote Bible verses in his communications – many relate to staying vigilant in the face of adversity, and he loves participating in martial arts training and exhibitions. Actually, three things: the third is he has been involved with the courts for various situations since he was 26 years old. He’s now in his mid-30’s. Those items are found in various public places, easily searched. One case involving an appraiser is still pending.
If you decide to do business with that, or any AMC, keep very close tabs on payments. If your state has regulations mandating AMC’s pay appraisers within a defined number of days, know what they are, and take appropriate action if you don’t get payment appropriately. Do not do more than TWO ASSIGNMENTS ‘on credit’ before accepting others, and demand payment for the outstanding ones before accepting new assignments. Remember, you’re a FEE appraiser, not a FREE appraiser.
Scoundrel AMC’s will take advantage of you if you don’t pay attention to your business.
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