Reasons to Pursue a Valuation Career

Barb TW BlogTwo Appraisal Institute Designated Members share why they think someone should consider being an appraiser in AI’s latest video.

Barbara Cantrell, MAI, discusses the various opportunities available to appraisers and the need for new individuals in the valuation profession. She also points out that appraisers are in control of their own careers.

Eric Schneider, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, addresses what someone who wants to become an appraiser should do first and how appraising can be financially rewarding.

The number of valuation professionals has decreased by 2.6 percent annually for the past five years and the need for appraisers is growing. If you are considering a career in valuation, visit the Appraisal Institute’s website or AI’s section of the Careers Building Communities website.

Watch the video below and learn more about why you should pursue a valuation career.


  1. Jessica Kunkel says

    Hello, I worked as an appraiser from 2003-2010 and left the profession to teach Spanish. I have degrees in real estate finance and Spanish and am looking to get back into appraising. I was completing coursework toward my general license when I stopped appraising. What can you tell me about getting caught up to regain my license and possibly find a mentor willing to set me on the path to commercial appraisal? Thank you!