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REAL ESTATE APPRAISER questions

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jennalyons

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Hi there. I find that this would be an amazing job... I am planning on going to college... but I am unaware of any courses that will help... Accounting? Business? Retail? I have read online that you have to have a university degree... Is a college diploma alright? What about certificates?

I am 19 years old, I live in Ontario... you can reach me at

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jennalyons

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so I pretty much have to take a program through AIC? either that or go to university and get a degree?

what if I just start off slow and take a two year course at Business - Accounting -diploma? Would that seem like an acceptable slow approach towards becoming a Real Estate appraiser? I am aware that it will help, but would it be necessary?:unsure:
 

Mike Kennedy

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JL .......the link takes you to LOCAL info sources. Requirements in Canada most likely are different than U.S. / New York. Sorry - suggest you contact those organizations..... local Universities as well .....real estate degree programs. highly recommend Accounting, heavy computer utilization, real estate, MATH, architectural drafting, yes and general business as well, english composition is a MUST - communicating what you know, what you found out, and your opinions ........Essential!
 

jennalyons

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thank you so much for your help today! it has led me to open my eyes a little and think about it some more...

I think I will take a general business course through college (2 years) then I could transfer and go to Real estate Housing and Management... (4 years)... just an idea... but then there is the training within the AIC and other organizations... then I would have to work my way up in experience and wages... I think... All I know is that it would cost 31000 :O I still have to think about it all... the two years of business will definately give me time open my knowledge of the course and such...

I will post some other questions if I have them
 

Mike Plumlee

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I agree with the general advice given by Mr. Kennedy.

I am also reminded that between the ages of 19 and 21 while attending college, I changed my major more times than I changed underwear. Take your first two years and do nothing but stay on a required basic course plan. In two years you'll know more about exactly which way to go to finish your degree. Education is expensive and you do not want to end up with "throwaway courses". You'll figure it out.
 
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