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Appraiser Diversity Workshop Scheduled

January 14, 2021 08:00 AM
CHICAGO (Jan. 14, 2021) – The Appraisal Institute is collaborating with the National Urban League and Fannie Mae to host a free virtual Appraiser Diversity Initiative workshop, “How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser,” Saturday, Jan. 30, noon- 1:15 p.m. EST. 
“How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser” will teach attendees about increasingly attractive career options in the exciting world of real estate appraisal. The workshop will also provide knowledge regarding the role of residential property appraisers and their importance, generating valuable opinions useful for mortgage lending.
The workshop further addresses:
  • Giving an explanation of how appraisers develop opinions of value;
  • Explaining education and experience requirements to become an appraiser;
  • Describing opportunities to work flexible hours in the field or office; and 
  • Answering questions with a panel of successful appraisers.
The goals of the Appraiser Diversity Initiative are to attract diverse new entrants into the residential appraisal field, overcome barriers to entry (such as education, training, and experience requirements), and provide support to position aspiring appraisers for professional success. 


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The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 17,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at



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