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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ahmed Makkiyah Do you want to become an appraiser or just learn the appraisal methods so you can prepare better CMA's? Contact your State licensing authority for approved appraisal courses and schools. If you want to learn appraisal methods, check out an appraisal module for a brokers license.

Sep 26, 2017 01:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Some good responses here.  Michael Setunsky and Lynette cover my thoughts on this question.  Good luck.

Sep 27, 2017 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

1. In RE school we learned it. 

2. On MLS we have CMA and all you need to put info there.

Sep 20, 2018 11:22 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ahmed Makkiyah - for the CMA, you do not need to do the course.

And if the sellers still want it, order the one through your lenders.

Sep 27, 2017 10:09 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Michael Setunsky has your answer...

Sep 27, 2017 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Michael Setunsky has the answer.

Sep 27, 2017 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Michael Setunsky hit the bullseye with his answer

Sep 27, 2017 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I have to agree with Michael Setunsky  on this one.

Sep 27, 2017 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Michael Setunsky nailed this one!

Sep 27, 2017 04:36 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Check with the appraisal institute. Many are offered out of state.

Sep 26, 2017 07:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Check with your local board. 

Sep 26, 2017 05:53 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't use appraisers, banks do

Sep 26, 2017 05:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

there is certification needed....check at the state house...

Sep 26, 2017 03:38 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The certification has changed a lot os it is not as simple as becoming a REALTOR®.

Sep 26, 2017 02:58 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

      McKissock

 Make sure the courses are approved by / comply with USPAP.

Sep 26, 2017 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

In CA you apply through the Bureau of Licensing.  Unlike realtor license. The appraiser requires a college degree courses in accounting, finance etc 

You also need to serve under a senior appraiser for so long and there are differnt levels of licensing. FHA, HUD, VA courses.

Contact Lansing .....

Sep 26, 2017 12:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Sep 26, 2017 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Your local realtor association has classes

Sep 20, 2018 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Take it out to the ballgame

Sep 30, 2017 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our local Association has classes led by appraisers addressing our questions and helping us value homes for sale.

Sep 28, 2017 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Find our from your association.

Sep 27, 2017 01:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

You want a CMA course.  Realtors can't do appraisals.

Sep 27, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Sep 27, 2017 03:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I had no idea there were appraisal courses specifically for realtors. If you're interested in appraisals, you probably need to take appraisal certification classes.

Sep 27, 2017 12:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Check your state law requirements. Then google for schools

Sep 26, 2017 05:11 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

check with your state

Sep 26, 2017 01:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ahmed,

What Sam Shueh said

Sep 26, 2017 12:57 PM
Rainmaker
780,908
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

An easy Google query 

Home Appraisal Training Michigan will result in Five providers for this training. 

HOWEVER

I would advise having a face to face with your broker for the following purpose:

1. His/her recommendation

2. Is having such training going to be beneficial to your sellers

3. Discuss the benefit/advantage you think such training provide.

4. Are you seeking alternative streams of income by doing appraisals? Discuss with your broker how this process works and if the time required would not be more profitably invested in your real estate business.

Sep 26, 2017 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Check with your local escrow/title agents, ours sponsor courses regularly.  I attended a good one that was taught by a local appraiser. He went through his entire process, showed examples and discussed the rules an appraiser must follow. It was extremely helpful for pricing homes.

Sep 26, 2017 12:39 PM