Providing an alternative to the traditional supervisor and trainee model for residential appraisers.
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Become an Appraisal Institute employee and mentor participants enrolled in the Appraisal Institute Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (AI PAREA). AI PAREA is an online program covering appraisal theory and methodology in real-world simulations, with mentoring from expert appraisers like you!

What You'll Do   

  • Provide regular insightful and meaningful feedback, evaluation, and support to participants on 10 PAREA simulated appraisal assignments.
  • Mentor PAREA participants through both asynchronous (email, discussion boards, etc.) and synchronous (phone, live online tools, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) platforms.
  • Collaborate with PAREA Coordinator and other PAREA stakeholders to shepherd participants through the program.
  • Increase the problem-solving abilities of participants by increasing their confidence in their acquired skills.
  • Complete required AI PAREA mentor orientation training session.
  • Represent and embody the ethics and professionalism of the Appraisal Institute in all mentor-participant interactions and communications.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skillset, & Abilities

  • Designated Appraisal Institute professional (SRA or MAI) in good standing and in compliance with AI continuing education requirements. Not subject to any current investigations or disciplinary action within the last three (3) years for violation of the Appraisal institute Code of Professional Ethics. 
  • State-certified appraiser in good standing for a period of at least three (3) years prior to becoming eligible to become a mentor. Not subject to any disciplinary action within the last three (3) years that affected the legal ability to engage in appraisal practice or to act as a Supervisory Appraiser. A mentor subject to a disciplinary action would be considered in “good standing” three years after the successful completion/termination of the imposed sanction.
  • 5+ years of experience, including experience in the last 12-24 months, prior to becoming eligible to become a mentor, appraising a range of residential property types (including single-unit, 2-4 unit, condominium, and vacant land) for a variety of intended users and uses (including conventional and FHA).
  • Have a solid understanding of residential real estate appraisal fundamentals and methodologies to assist participants in applying theoretical education to real-world problems.
  • Ability to competently use technology-based communication tools such as email, phone, the AI online learning management system (Canvas), and live online tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
  • Ability to competently use appraisal software and digital tools including cameras, MLS, forms software, GIS, measuring and sketch tools, and data services.
  • Core values that align with AI's values.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to have candid, sometimes difficult conversations.
  • Dedicated to continual learning.
  • Participant-focused, with a supportive, cooperative, service-oriented, and patient social demeanor.
  • Accurate and detail-oriented.
We know that mentors raise the problem-solving abilities of participants by increasing their confidence in their acquired skills. Mentors will not only advise and guide participants through the AI PAREA experience but will also be a catalyst for enriching participants’ career development.
We are seeking mentors that will be, foremost, accessible as availability is the hallmark of a great mentor. We also seek mentors that are authentic and genuinely interested in developing the next generation of appraisers. Our mentors will be objective, recognizing that real growth comes from receiving honest feedback. Essential to the long-term development of participants is that our mentors will challenge participants as well as providing help and praise. Mentors to the AI PAREA program must also be dedicated to continual learning. Mentors need to be open to new ideas and recognize that different scenarios may require creative solutions that may be unfamiliar or atypical for their own markets. Finally, we are looking for mentors with strong core values. We expect that our mentors will not only be admired and respected for their past experiences but also in how they carry themselves and how they treat others.

Application Process

 Please apply by submitting here:  


(312) 335-4473 Option 6




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