Garrett had been working in the construction logistics field for five years when a friend from the appraisal industry encouraged him to join the field. The friend offered to mentor Garrett. Garrett took him up on it and after one day, Garrett was hooked and has been busy appraising properties in Sussex County ever since.
There are many aspects of the property evaluation profession that Garrett finds appealing.
“Being able to see different types of buildings and designs, taking in the local area, and meeting individuals that keep our county thriving are the things I find most rewarding as an appraiser,” says Garrett.
Another part of being an appraiser that Garrett appreciates is the relationship he has forged with Solidifi.
“I reached out to Solidifi to see if they covered our area. They did, and ever since my experience with them has been great,” says Garrett. “The Region Manager and the Solidifi team have been supportive and professional anytime I’ve needed assistance. It’s been a pleasure to work with them.”
Garrett picked a good market to serve as an appraiser in, as well.
“Sussex County is unique. It is an oceanfront location but then if you drive 15 minutes away you can be in a rural area,” says Garrett.
In the last few years, Sussex County has become extremely sought-after place to purchase a home.
“Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding area have had a huge increase in population due to the area’s beautiful beaches. The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is a 1-mile (1.6 km) long wooden boardwalk adjacent to the beach with restaurants, shops, amusements, and attractions,” Garrett states. “Close by is another developing area, Lewes, which was the site of the first European settlement in Delaware. It was a whaling and trading post founded by Dutch settlers in 1631. Today it is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the region, and a popular year-round tourist destination because of its beaches, boat rides, and parks.”