The main intent of this book is to provide you, the reader, with insights into the Real Estate Appraisal profession. It includes information from credible sources regarding various aspects of a Real Estate Appraisal career such as earnings, employment classifications, certification requirements, experience gathering, government regulations, job description, and career outlook etc.
The primary focus of the book is towards a career in Residential Real Estate Appraising as the author, has over 30 years of Residential Real Estate Appraisal experience as an Independent Fee Appraiser practicing in Illinois .
No attempt by the author has been made to represent this guide as a comprehensive textbook on the methods, techniques, and principles of the valuation of real estate properties. The author’s primary goal is to present enough information about the profession to allow the reader to make a well- informed decision on whether to pursue a career as a Certified Real Estate Appraiser in the United States.
It is the author’s opinion, based on maintaining a home office practice for most of her career that the real estate appraisal profession offers an excellent opportunity for those seeking to become their own boss, and earn a lucrative source of income while working from a home environment.