- Jan 15, 2008
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- North Carolina
Appraisers who are better inspectors, more adept at using computers and statistics, are needed. Appraisers also need to improve skills in GIS, in particular ArcGis, as well as CAD, and various statistical tools.
So, the answer is that the "legacy" appraisers are insufficient for the coming era. Or, in other words, the final solution is the combination of computers and humans for appraisal. That should be obvious, in my opinion.
For appraisers who can't hack the self-study, the learning curve, computer technology - they might think the other route is specializing in inspections - but that will also get to be more of the same. A good inspector needs to be well versed in architecture, construction, engineering, biology and chemistry - and very good at using CAD.
BERT, buddy you are such a DOWNER! Fortunately, I just do what I do and have had no problems for about 36+ years.
There is always a "learning curve" to NEW stuff. You just get informed ...
Otherwise, I have not read all of your posts, so perhaps ...I just don't understand your pessimistic continued comments about educated appraisers.