It would likely come as no surprise to most appraisers at this point that with the changing demographics and aging of the valuation profession, attracting the next generation remains crucial to the future. With the many opportunities for employment and continued growth, the benefits for those considering pursuing an appraisal career are clear.
For students who are approaching college graduation, or those who have recently finished their university careers, the future can hold many unanswered questions. While many struggle to find jobs related to their degrees, a good deal of those who secure employment will do so at the price of lower-level and lower-paid positions.
While many young students may enter the academic world with an idea of what they’d like to do after they graduate, there is an array of less obvious career options they likely haven’t even considered – including the valuation profession. [Read more…]
Even with the myriad challenges in today’s residential and commercial real estate markets, the percentage of appraisers with a certification is at an all-time high, according to Appraisal Institute research. While the overall number of appraisers is decreasing, the number of certified general and residential appraisers is on the upswing. [Read more…]