Getting Your Appraisal License

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What is An Appraiser

According to The Appraisal Foundation, an appraiser is one who develops and reports an opinion of value on a specific type of property. Appraisers may opt to specialize in various disciplines such as: Real Property appraisal, which is the valuation of real estate.

An appraiser gives an estimate of the value of real estate property before it’s sold, taxed, mortgaged, insured, or developed. As an appraiser you will be creating reports with detailed overviews of the worth of the property. Appraiser will take photos, verify public records, interact with clients and do property comparisons. 

Appraisers spend a lot of their time in the field, visiting properties and assessing the value. Many appraisers work from a home office.  Appraisers often create their own schedules.  You can work full time or part time. 

The job prospects for people considering a career in real estate appraisal are strong. The industry is projected to have a higher than average growth in number of positions. Many existing appraisers are approaching the retirement age. There is a large need for new appraisers. If you are considering a career in real estate appraisal, then you can be confident that you are considering a career path with a strong job outlook.

How to Get your License in NYS?

The process of becoming an appraiser differs among the various appraisal disciplines.

A "State certified real estate appraiser" means a person who develops and communicates real estate appraisal and who holds a current, valid certificate issued to him or her for either general or residential real estate under the provisions of this article. "Appraisal" or "real estate appraisal" means an analysis, opinion or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate.


The NYS Board of Real Estate Appraisal certifies, licenses and registers real estate appraisers to perform real estate appraisals. You must start with the Appraiser Assistant License to obtain the experience hours that qualify you to take the exam for Licensed Residential, Certified Residential, and Certified General Appraiser licenses. 


These courses can be completed online or in the classroom/webinar and are not required to be taken in sequential order. However, the Manfred School recommends you first complete Basic Appraisal Principles, we guarantee after completion of this course, you will know if this new career is right for you!

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NYS Department of State - FAQ - Real Estate Appraiser

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