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How to become a Real Estate Appraiser

Here are the steps typically necessary to become a real estate appraiser:

  1. Pursue education. Commercial and residential real estate appraisers typically need a bachelor's degree to become certified appraisers.
  2. Go through training. Appraisers usually need to take basic appraisal courses, undergo long-term training on the job and work a certain number of hours before they can become licensed or certified.
  3. Become certified. There are four certification levels available depending on the candidate's experience: Licensed Trainee Appraiser, Licensed Residential Appraiser, Certified Residential Appraiser and Certified General Appraiser.
  4. Taking continuing education courses. Licensed and certified real estate appraisers are required to take continuing education courses.
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Typical qualifications for a Real Estate Appraiser

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Real Estate Appraiser jobs in United States

Real Estate Appraiser
Newark, OH
From $38,500 a year
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1 day ago
Sr Real Property Appraiser
Mecklenburg County3.6
Mecklenburg County, NC
$58,854 - $88,280 a year
1 day ago
Property Appraiser - Real Estate
Liquid Property Group, LLC3.3
Bradenton, FL
From $18 an hour
15 hours ago
Certified Residential Appraiser - Spokane
Aloft Appraisal1
Spokane, WA
2 days ago
Certified Real Estate Appraiser-Memphis, Tennessee
Impact Valuation Group, LLC
Memphis, TN
2 days ago
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Career progression for Real Estate Appraiser

Education levels for Real Estate Appraisers

Based on the requirements of Real Estate Appraiser job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
Bachelor's degree49.9%
High school diploma or GED23.8%
Associate's degree17.3%
Master's degree9.0%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Real Estate Appraiser in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
4 - 8$44,400
8 - 12$52,000
12 - 16$61,300
16 - 20$60,400
20 - 24$59,300
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Common questions about career advices for a Real Estate Appraiser

Can I become a real estate appraiser without a bachelor's degree?

Educational requirements to become a real estate appraiser vary by state. Some states have no official educational requirements. Candidates who have a high school diploma may be allowed to practice in states where localities regulate requirements.

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What skills should a real estate appraiser have?

Real estate appraisers should have strong analytical skills and math skills to review large amounts of data and correctly appraise a property. They also need organizational skills to systematically conduct property visits and customer service skills to communicate with clients.

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