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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.
Ann Arbor, MI
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San Jose, CA
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
Some good responses here. Michael Setunsky and Lynette cover my thoughts on this question. Good luck.
Ann Arbor, MI
1. In RE school we learned it.
2. On MLS we have CMA and all you need to put info there.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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.
Ann Arbor, MI
Michael Setunsky has your answer...
Michael Setunsky has the answer.
Michael Setunsky hit the bullseye with his answer
I have to agree with Michael Setunsky on this one.
Michael Setunsky nailed this one!
Check with the appraisal institute. Many are offered out of state.
Check with your local board.
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
I don't use appraisers, banks do
there is certification needed....check at the state house...
The certification has changed a lot os it is not as simple as becoming a REALTOR®.
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 .....
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Your local realtor association has classes
Take it out to the ballgame
Our local Association has classes led by appraisers addressing our questions and helping us value homes for sale.
Find our from your association.
You want a CMA course. Realtors can't do appraisals.
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.
Check your state law requirements. Then google for schools
check with your state
What Sam Shueh said
An easy Google query
Home Appraisal Training Michigan will result in Five providers for this training.
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.
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.