Tag Archives: trainee

Investing in the Future of Appraising

What a year! By all accounts, residential appraisers are as busy as they have ever been. In fact, the MBA’s most recent 2020 forecast estimates over $3.18 trillion in new originations this year, making 2020 the second biggest origination year in history – only topped by 2003. This record demand for mortgages is driving a record demand for appraisals. With …

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How I Knew – A Trainee Story

It was February 2020, and there were rumors about a new virus beginning to get traction. I was in retail leadership in Sedona, AZ and beginning to wonder if I wanted to work with the public during a pandemic. Julie Friess was one of my true “local” customers in a store that relies on the international tourism that floods Sedona. …

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Through the Eyes of an Appraiser Trainee

Things are pretty wild here at Appraisal Camp-Sedona. To bring you up to speed, Appraisal Camp-Sedona offers appraisal trainees real world experience, on-the-ground case-study training, all while completing required courses for licensing and certification. We examine and study basic standards of practice, explore the importance and application of honesty, integrity and respect throughout the process, and engage with experienced professionals …

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Tips for Appraiser Trainees

The main hurdle to becoming a Real Estate Appraiser is finding an apprenticeship with a qualified mentor. The belief is that entry is dependent on who you know. Although this can be true, many trainees gain an apprenticeship without any prior relationship to a mentor. In full disclosure, my mentor is my spouse. Although I easily obtained an apprenticeship, my …

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