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Appraisal Career Information and Related Articles

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Home Inspection of Appraisal?Home Inspector or Appraiser: Which Career is Right for Me?

Real estate agents aren’t the only people in the real estate field who can rake in the cash. Home inspectors and home appraisers can make a very comfortable living. So if you want to get into real estate, but don’t want to sell homes, consider these two options.

 

 

Interested in an Appraisal Career?

While many appraisers enjoy the benefits of self-employment, positions with firms such as appraisal companies, financial institutions, and county assessor’s offices are just a few of the many opportunities for employment and on-the-job training. If you are a real estate professional, you’ll find your knowledge of real property appraisal a decided advantage.

 

How to Become a Licensed Appraiser

In this article, you will learn the steps it takes to become a Licensed Residential Appraiser. Once you become a Licensed Appraiser, you will be able to perform appraisals on your own. At the Licensed Appraiser level, you can appraise non-complex, one- to four-unit residential properties less than $1,000,000 and complex one- to four-unit residential properties less than $250,000 in market value.

 

How to Become a Certified Residential Appraiser

Do you want to become a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser? A Certified Residential Appraiser is qualified to appraise one-to-four residential units without regard to value or complexity. 

 

 

Now is a good time to start a residential real estate appraisal careerTremendous Opportunity Exists in Residential Real Estate Appraisal Careers

If you've considered a career in residential real estate appraisal, this might be the best time to start. Find out why the demand for appraisers is on the rise.

 

Dispelling common FNMA appraisal review mythsDispelling 5 Common FNMA Appraisal Review Myths

As appraisers, we often get revisions from clients requesting some of the oddest changes. With Fannie Mae (FNMA) guidelines changing frequently over the last few years, are some of these revisions reasonable, necessary, or reflective of the assignment conditions for the appraiser?  

 

2015 Supervisor and Trainee Requirement Changes

The AQB has reviewed the relationships and practices of supervisory appraisers with their trainees. Effective January 1, 2015, new requirements will go into effect for supervisor and trainee appraisers. Read more to find out what this means for appraisers. 

 

AQB Changes Affect ALL Appraisers

The Appraisal Foundation adopted changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria that represent minimum national requirements each state must implement no later than January 1, 2015. The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) establishes the minimum education, experience and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state license or certification.

 

List of Appraisal Management Companies

If you’re trying to get more appraisal assignments, contacting AMCs in your area may be a great start. Many states have thier own list of registered appraisal management companies. Read more to find out how to get a list of AMCs in your area. 

 

 

Common Appraisal Myths in the Home Buying Process

There are many myths going around about appraisals and the role they play during the home buying process. Here, some of the top appraisal myths are debunked.

 

 

Partnership with Industry-Renown Appraisal Authors to Develop New Course

Announcing a new partnership with appraisal authors Jeffrey Johnson and Tony Lesicka, to implement real-world appraisal examples from the pair’s popular textbook into a new appraisal continuing education course.