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How does anyone become an appraiser today?

Discussion in 'General Appraisal Discussion' started by carrollapp, Nov 9, 2009.

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  1. carrollapp

    carrollapp New Member

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    Sep 23, 2009
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    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Massachusetts
    The changes in the world of real estate appraising today is amazing. I don't know if you've noticed but the AMC, along with FHA have no interest in using just a residential appraiser any longer. it's either certified or nothing. What this means in my service areas of Mass and RI is 200 hours of classroom (not online classes) and an associates degree or related classes. What is so bad about being just a licensed real estate appraiser these days? Can you imagine the cost, and who can hire trainees if these companies won't allow them to appraise. It is truly amazing. To end on a positive note though, all these changes will make the appraiser a more valuable commodity!
     
  2. Restrain

    Restrain Elite Member

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    Jan 22, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Florida
    No. The trend is to push down fees and restrict trade. Appraisers are to be used and thrown away.
     
  3. Oh No Not Him

    Oh No Not Him Junior Member

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    Jun 21, 2006
    Professional Status:
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    State:
    Maine
    this thread should be "why" does anyone become an appraiser today!
     
  4. rescom

    rescom Senior Member

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    Jul 30, 2007
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Missouri
    Let me see if I've got this straight. You are complaining about the rigorous associate degree requirement to become a certified appraiser? Please tell me you're joking. I think that the minimum to become a certified residential appraiser should be a bachelor degree, with much more stringent state testing.

    Your argument is degrading to this profession.

    Besides, your thread title should be "Why would anyone want to become an appraiser today."
     
  5. rescom

    rescom Senior Member

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    Jul 30, 2007
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    State:
    Missouri
    You beat me to it.
     
  6. Terrel L. Shields

    Terrel L. Shields Elite Member
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    May 2, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Arkansas
    You beat me three it.
     
  7. Bama Bayou

    Bama Bayou Senior Member

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    Oct 19, 2006
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Alabama
    Make it four beats, we'll start a blues rock band.
     
  8. David Wimpelberg

    David Wimpelberg Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mar 30, 2005
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    New York
    I'm burnt out on blues, so make if five beats...I grew up on progressive rock.:)
     
  9. NC Appraising

    NC Appraising Senior Member

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    Apr 28, 2006
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    North Carolina
    Nice SEO. :new_all_coholic:
     
  10. DMZwerg

    DMZwerg Senior Member

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    Mar 25, 2009
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Wisconsin
    Add a few more and we can do boogie-woogie or even classical! ;)
     
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