Real Estate Appraiser in Massachusetts

Real Estate Appraiser Information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Real estate appraisers are required to be licensed, per Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989.  This act required that each of the states establish an agency for the licensure, certification, and regulation of appraisers.

In Massachusetts, the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR), Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers is in charge of this oversight.

There are four classifications of real estate appraiser in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  These classifications are:

  1. Appraiser Trainee
  2. State Licensed Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. Certified General Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as a Appraiser Trainee. There is no experience required. However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become a Appraiser Trainee. The trainee must then work under a supervisor for a specified number of hours in order to be eligible to become a licensed or certified appraiser.

Please see the links below for additional resources:

Visit our page that provides an overview of appraisal classifications and requirements.

Visit the website for the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR), Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers to view Massachusetts specific requirements.

Online Courses for Massachusetts Appraisers

Appraiser Sidekick is partnering with Career WebSchool to offer online appraisal courses.

Click on the link for the type of real estate appraisal course that you are interested:

CWS does not offer Qualifying Education courses for Massachusetts (for the new appraiser)
Massachusetts Continuing Education (for appraisers who need to satisfy CE requirements)

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Massachusetts

Review Appraiser

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Worcester, MA (30+ days ago)
Applicants must have a background in real estate and property management. The position requires that the incumbent hold a valid Certified General Real Estate... Apply Now


NAI Hunneman - Boston, MA (22 days ago)
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser sought to join experienced and diversified real estate appraisal and consulting practice.... Apply Now

Seniors Housing Appraiser - Valuation & Advisory Services - Boston, MA

JLL - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)
3+ years of related commercial real estate appraisal experience. Certified Appraiser license. Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, economics, finance, and/or real... Apply Now


City of Worcester - Worcester, MA (2 days ago)
Online real estate data service experience is a plus. The Assistant Assessor verifies real estate sales, including field review, and physical inspection;... Apply Now

Right of Way Agent

Coates Field Service, Inc - Waltham, MA (19 days ago)
The ability to read, understand and communicate property valuation information to landowners, as contained in formal real estate appraisals prepared by... Apply Now

Commercial Credit Representative

Rockland Trust - Brockton, MA (1 day ago)
Commercial Real Estate Department responsibilities:. Manage all invoices for Credit Administration Department, Commercial Real Estate Department and... Apply Now

Lottery Specialist (Real Estate)

MALONEY PROPERTIES, INC - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)
Requirement - Must have Massachusetts Real Estate license. Is a property management and real estate brokerage company based in Wellesley.... Apply Now

Lottery Specialist

Maloney Properties, Inc. - Wellesley, MA (1 day ago)
Real estate brokerage division based in Wellesley, MA is seeking a part time lottery employee to assist with conducting with lotteries for new residential... Apply Now

Mortgage Underwriter

Eagle Bank - Everett, MA (15 days ago)
Communicates with all Bank staff members, including Loan Officers, processing and closing staff, loan servicing representatives, Quality Assurance... Apply Now

Property Manager

WS Development - Chestnut Hill, MA (16 days ago)
This position will report to the Director of Portfolio Operations and work with other Operations Department and corporate staff to manage the day to day... Apply Now
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