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Become an Appraiser

Interested in becoming a Real Estate Appraiser?

A career in appraising can be a fantastic lifelong pursuit and we are here to help.  Our members can attest to the wide breadth of knowledge and experience one can gain from becoming an appraiser and like any good profession, are excited to introduce their profession to others. A career in real estate appraising can provide opportunities to work independently with flexible schedules, a steady real estate career, and diverse prospects to specialize in. It is a unique career where there are always opportunities to advance your professional knowledge.

The Northern California Chapter would like to welcome you and help you along the way.

So, if you are contemplating a new career as a real estate appraiser/trainee, please feel welcome to contact one or more of the Members serving on Candidates’ Guidance or the New Appraiser Professionals (NAP) committees. Or, simply join us at one of our networking events, so that we can help set you on the path to establishing yourself in this diverse and rewarding profession. We can assist with the licensing process, information on joining the Appraisal Institute, and advice on finding entry-level positions in the profession. We can offer experienced insight into the appraisal profession such as the future of the industry, residential vs. non-residential appraisal practices areas of specialization, networking, etc. We are available to answer questions you may have about getting started or point you in the right direction.  Our services are available to everyone, and are completely free of charge.

We also recommend that you learn more about the licensing requirements and the profession from the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers and the Appraisal Institute.

Don’t forget to check out the next Chapter event in your area where we encourage you to join and ask our members how they got into this amazing career!

Seminar: Xtreme Appraising – Valuing CRE in a Down Market

It's Synchronous! Learn from Where it is Convenient and Comfortable for You

Instructor and Developer: Gary DeWeese, MAI   "The Excel spreadsheet that Gary provides is worth the price of admission!  Invaluable." - February 2023 Attendee "Gary's analysis comes from the real […]

California Chapter ASFMRA 2023 Fall Meeting

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa Pismo Beach, California

Join the California Chapter, ASFMRA in Pismo Beach as we kick off 75 years! The Fall Meeting offers a combination of continuing education, networking, and much more... Tuesday, October 10 […]