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9 Green Building Materials and Techniques

9 Green Building Materials and Techniques

Many builders and property owners are utilizing earth-friendly materials and construction techniques such as adobe, cob, rammed earth, poured earth, earth-bag, strawbale, cordwood, bamboo, and Earthship. It is recommended that appraisers become familiar with these types of green building materials and techniques. 1. Adobe…

How to Find a Real Estate Appraisal Mentor

How to Find a Real Estate Appraisal Mentor

If you’re a licensed trainee entering the appraisal business, finding a supervisor can be a challenge. Many real estate appraisers don’t have the time to mentor a beginner. Sometimes they fear that the newcomer, once fully trained, will become a competitor. However, this is…

7 Ways to Get Into Real Estate Appraisal

7 Ways to Get Into Real Estate Appraisal

Curious about how to get into real estate appraisal? While many appraisers got their start through a family business, there are many different ways to break into the appraisal profession. We recently asked our appraisal community, “How did you get into the appraisal business?”…

Upgrade Your Appraisal License and Earn More

Upgrade Your Appraisal License and Earn More

Only 36% of the 97,000 state-credentialed appraisers in the United States are certified general appraisers. If you’re growing tired of appraising simple properties or you’re ready to take on more complex assignments with more income potential, it may be a good time to upgrade…

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