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Everything You Need to Know About the National Uniform Licensing and Certification Exam

Title XI of the FIRREA requires all licensed and certified appraisers to successfully pass an examination that’s issued or endorsed by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation. That examination is known as the National Uniform Licensing and Certification Exam. Once you’ve completed your education requirements, you must pass the national exam as the final step toward earning …

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What Was Your Previous Career Before You Got Into Appraisal?

Not all property appraisers start out in the appraisal field right out of college. Many of today’s appraisers had a previous career, but then decided to make a career switch. We recently asked our appraisal community, “What career did you have BEFORE you got into the appraisal business?” While some were drawn to the appraisal profession after working in a …

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Q&A with Appraiser Trainee Lindsay Onuffer

What’s it like getting started in the appraisal business? We sat down with young appraiser, Lindsay Onuffer, to find out. Lindsay is a 22-year-old appraiser trainee in Pennsylvania. Below, she shares why and how she began her appraisal career, what her job is like, and advice for others who are interested in the appraisal business. Q: What made you want …

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What’s Trending in Appraisal Membership (October 2019)

Want to know which resources are popular right now among your fellow real estate appraisers? McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Members enjoy full access to a wide array of online appraisal classes, videos, checklists, and other tools. Here are some of the most highly-rated resources among our appraisal membership community this month. Webinar: Work, Life, and Money “Work, Life, and Money: Creating …

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The 3 Biggest USPAP Changes for 2020-21

The 2020-21 USPAP publication will be available within the next several weeks, and so will the 2020-21 7-hour National USPAP Update Course. Not everyone purchases the USPAP publication or takes an update course right away, so here is a quick overview of the most important USPAP changes for 2020-21. Many of the changes will not affect the way you do …

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How to Retire: A Guide for Real Estate Appraisers

At what age will you be able to retire? Could you retire right now? Should you? How can you know? If you are an independent appraiser, these can be particularly hard questions to answer, since you may be mostly or entirely responsible for setting up your retirement plan. Here are some insightful tips on how to retire, geared specifically toward …

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How Long Does It Take to Become an Appraiser?

If you are considering a career in the appraisal field, you may be curious about how long it takes to get licensed and start earning an income as a real estate appraiser. The exact answer will vary due to a number of factors, including what state you live in. Here is some information to help answer the frequently asked question, …

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