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Information for a Career in Real Estate Appraisals

Appraiser Sidekick is a comprehensive, one stop shop, that provides information for starting and continuing your career in real estate appraisals in any state. This includes state specific information, qualifying and continuing education, tools of the trade, and so much more.

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Tools of the Trade

A real estate appraisal business needs tools to operate and be successful. We have curated a list of some tools that can help with your appraisal business and with doing appraisals.

The four groups of resources below include online education, appraisal software, business software, and appraisal tools.

Visit the Tools of Trade page to see a description of some resources that may provide value to your business.


From Our Blog

Methods for Logging Appraiser Hours

All real estate appraisers need experience hours in order to upgrade their license.  This is a requirement per the Appraisal Qualification Board (AQB) and by individual states.In order to show that an appraiser has obtained the necessary experience hours, their hours...

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How do I find a supervisor to train me?

"How do I find a supervisor to train me?"  This is the most common question that prospective appraisers ask us.  Although the question is asked in different ways, the idea is always the same: if you are interested in a career in real estate appraising or have even...

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7 Great Reasons to Become a Real Estate Appraiser

Are you considering becoming a real estate appraiser, but not sure if it's right career for you?  Appraising can be an interesting and rewarding career.  The career outlook for real estate appraisers is excellent. Real estate appraising isn't for everyone.  Some...

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Frequently Asked Question about Real Estate Appraisers

What is a Real Estate Appraiser?
A Real Estate Appraiser is also known as a Real Property Appraiser.  This individual is a licensed professional that determines the value of real property, such as a home, commercial, or land.
Why would someone need a real property appraiser?
Real property appraisers are in demand for a number of reasons.  Mortgage lenders need appraisers for loan collateral purposes.  Lawyers need appraisers for property disputes that can happen in divorces.  Insurance companies may need an appraiser for determining the value of a property to be insured.  Property owners may need an appraiser for tax assessment appeals, and for determining the value of real estate that they would like to buy or sell.
How does a Trainee get the necessary experience?
The best way to get experience as a trainee is to work with a state certified appraiser.  Professional appraiser programs may also be able to assist with mentor programs.
I have to take an exam?
Yes, but you need to have completed the required education in order to take the examination first.  The national exam is 125 questions, and is estimated to take four to six hours to complete.

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