In the Appraisal Institute’s latest video, two Designated Members describe the most interesting challenges they’ve faced as an appraiser.
By Rachel Massey, SRA, AI-RRS
I am not “just” a residential appraiser!
There’s no doubt that obtaining a certified general appraisal license opens doors to varied and interesting work. If it’s in one’s capacity to obtain this level, it’s a great idea.
But the idea of being “just” a residential appraiser must stop. Competent, highly qualified residential appraisers who study the market, know how to analyze and solve problems – and who can communicate effectively and succinctly – are very valuable to their clients.
Appraisers who take on trainees can experience numerous benefits, including enhancing earning opportunities, saving time, learning new skills and planning for the future.
Enhance Earning Potential
Although it costs money to hire a trainee, doing so could allow appraisers to spend more time meeting with prospective clients and marketing the business. In other words, if a trainee can be in the office taking care of certain tasks, the appraiser should have more time to network and focus on bringing in new business. And when appraisers land new clients, they have a trainee to help them do the work.
The Appraisal Institute has been the thought leader of the valuation profession for more than eight decades, offering appraisers the tools they need for business success. With a proud history and a vital presence in today’s market, AI helps appraisers explore the new opportunities and possibilities of the evolving valuation profession.
For nearly 20,000 professionals in 60 countries, AI is a world-wide influence, providing: [Read more…]
In the latest video from the Appraisal Institute, three Designated Members discuss how receiving their designations helps them stand out as being among the best in their profession by giving them credibility with new clients, opening new career opportunities and gaining market share while building their business.
For more than 80 years, the Appraisal Institute has been providing the tools and standards valuation professionals can use to be successful in their businesses. As the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, AI is the valuation profession’s thought leader and proudly advocates for appraisers throughout the country and around the world. Today nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 countries are able to turn to AI for business-building tools and high ethical standards.
With about 3 percent of licensed U.S. appraisers leaving the profession each year – a cumulative 22 percent decline since 2007 – now might be an ideal time to consider a career in real estate valuation.
The Appraisal Institute is highly active in recruiting the next generation of appraisers. Some of the key benefits of being an appraiser include: [Read more…]