REEDC Career Guide Series
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How to get into Appraisal

and find your career success story


3 Simple Steps to Licensed Appraiser

Every time a property is built, bought, or sold; there exists a need of an Appraiser. Think about how often that happens each day in New York. Every transaction in the real estate industry depends on the knowledge of an Appraiser. An Appraiser focuses on the value at a particular time of the real estate market; essentially, it is the art of accurate property valuation. As determined by a number of factors such as location, architecture, age, and physical condition, an Appraiser arrives at a professional opinion.

Appraisal Professionals are a critical and integral part of the real estate world. They bring objectivity as an impartial and trusted third party to the valuation of every real property transaction in America.

Investors and developers who master the financial side of the Appraisal process are able to make smarter choices that increase the overall ROI of their efforts.

Many Appraisers in the field now are retiring, and demographic studies show that the demand for fresh Appraisers is increasing1. As the population moves forward, changes and develops, new projects are built, old are renovated, sold, and bought – so does the opportunity for an Appraisal career. REEDC’s staff will assist you in securing a position.

Get started in the Appraisal field today. All students start with the Appraisal Apprentice Program.

The 3 main forms of Appraisal Careers:

Appraisal Apprentice
Appraisal Apprentice

Appraisal Apprentices work for a Licensed Appraiser and learn the business from the ground up. They do things like research, data collection and standard analysis of common properties.

At REEDC, we offer an Quick Start Appraisal Apprentice Program that allows students to take a few quick courses before getting started in the field as an Appraiser.

Licensed Appraiser
Licensed Appraiser

Licensed Appraisers evaluate every aspect of a property and deliver a valuation like any other Appraiser.

They can appraise real estate property (with certain limitations) up to four residential units with a transaction value of less than $1,000,000 and real property units with a transaction value of less than $250,000.

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Certified Residential Appraiser

Certified Residential Appraisers are able to appraise and assess valuation on residential properties of up to four units with no limit on the amount of the transaction.

This license comes in handy when it comes to doing work in the luxury market. Although more is work involved in getting this license, there is also greater income potential.

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Appraisal career options…

What makes Appraisers useful?

Appraisal professionals take into consideration things such as the age of the property, quality of the materials and infrastructure, location, and amenities such as a view or proximity to the downtown area. Appraisers are used by banks to determine valuation vs. the amount of money being lent to buy the property. They are also useful for buyers as an indicator of whether they are paying a fair market price or not.

Interested in this career path?
The next step is to take a course.
Most start as an Appraisal Apprentice,
But we also offer Licensed Appraiser, and Certified Residential Appraiser courses.

Other Appraisal Career links

Appraisal Apprentice Info
Licensed Appraiser info
Appraisal Resources
Compare Appraisal Packages
Appraisal Class Schedules
Appraisal FAQ

1. Harris, Dustin. “Turning the Tide on Appraisers Leaving the Industry”, (2013)