Continued education is a necessity to remain relevant in the appraisal world. Valuation metrics are always in flux, and keeping up-to-date with new developments will help you provide the highest quality appraisal services. There are thousands of different books that can help you develop your professional skills and improve your workflow. Here are a few of the very best books for appraisers on the market today.
The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition
by Marcy Elizabeth Geraci
This book is a comprehensive resource for appraisers, with a particularly strong focus on appraisal procedures and classifications. The 14th edition is the most current, but many of the older versions remain relevant with only slight changes each year. The Appraisal of Real Estate is fantastic for newbie appraisers and students and includes a wealth of information to help you develop as an appraisal professional.
The Art of Real Estate Appraisal: The Complete Guide for Homeowners and Real Estate Professionals
by William Ventolo and Martha Williams
The Art of Real Estate Appraisal helps to explain the ins and outs of the appraisal process from a layman’s standpoint. This book was written to help current and future homeowners understand what appraisers are looking for when they determine home valuations. Although it is for a general audience, there are plenty of valuable insights for professionals available in this source.
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Real Estate Appraisal From A to Z – Expert Real Estate Advice
by Guy Cozzi
Next on our list of best books is Real Estate Appraisal from A to Z. This in-depth guide provides information into the history of the appraisal profession. Of particular interest are the fascinating historical overviews of the development of appraisal safety standards and building codes. This tome centers on both best practices for professional appraisers and property owners who are getting ready for an appraisal inspection.
Mobile Appraising: How to Save Time and Money by Using Tablets and Lasers During your Real Estate Appraisal Inspections
by Dustin Harris
Mobile Appraising shows appraisal professionals how to leverage new tools and technology to improve their estimates and appraisals. While most appraisers have moved to digital technology to create accurate estimates, very few are fully aware of all of the benefits this new tech has to offer. Whether you’re new to the profession or you’re an old dog who wants to learn some new tricks, this is an excellent intro to the cutting edge of appraisal technology.
Real Estate Appraisal Practice: A Collection of Examples
by Jeffrey Johnson and Anthony Lesicka
This book presents real-world case studies that appraisers can use to learn about potential issues and challenges before they have to face them in the field. This collection is a phenomenal way to introduce new scenarios in a classroom or study group situation and should be used as a supplement to more comprehensive guides.
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