Evdokia started her appraisal career later in her professional life.
“I was asked by a friend who was an appraiser in South Padre Island to help him,” says Evdokia. “In 2007, I got my appraiser trainee license. I passed the licensing exam in 2009 and started my own company in 2013 in McAllen, Texas.”
There are many reasons why Evdokia likes the appraisal profession.
“I enjoy being my own boss, managing my own schedule, and having control of my financial destiny,” says Evdokia. “Plus, working from home and meeting new people every day are two more perks of the profession that I appreciate.”
To meet all assigned due dates, Evdokia will always go above and beyond.
“I make myself available to accommodate lender and homeowner schedules. For example, if my workload is backed up and I’m asked to complete a rush assignment, I will try my best to fulfil the order even if it means working extra hours or into the evening.”
Professionalism plays a big part in how Evdokia conducts her appraisal business.
“To me, being professional means arriving on time to appointments, treating customers in a professional manner and delivering appraisal reports on time.”
Recently the McAllen, Texas marketplace has seen an influx of buyers from other states, particularly California.
“As a result, we have a large number of newly developed subdivisions with a mix of homes and 4-plexes ready to accommodate these new arrivals.”
The addition of buyers to the marketplace has helped boost the median sale price in the area.
“The median price as of March 2023 was $225,000 for the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA, up 4.9% compared to March 2022 when the median price was $215,000.