Appraiser Sidekick

Information for a Career in Real Estate Appraisals

Websites and SEO for your Appraisal Business

Appraiser Sidekick provides information for starting and continuing your career in real estate appraisals in any state. This includes state specific information, qualifying and continuing education, and how to market your appraisal business.

We also make websites for real estate appraisal businesses that are modern and professional, built with great SEO, and cost effective. Whether you are new to the business, or want to switch from your current provider, we can help with your new website!


Marketing and Career Resources

How do I find a supervisor to train me?

"How do I find a supervisor to train me?"  This is one of the most common questions that prospective appraisers ask us.  Although the question is asked in different ways, the idea is always the same: if you are interested in a career in real estate appraising or have...

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Partnership with Mbition

Appraiser Sidekick is pleased to announce our partnership as an affiliate with Mbition for online real estate appraisal courses. Mbition offers qualifying eduction, continuing education, and license upgrade courses for most states in the US.  The benefit of taking...

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Tools of the Trade

A real estate appraisal business needs tools to operate and be successful. We have curated a list of some tools that can help with your appraisal business and with doing appraisals.

The four groups of resources below include online education, appraisal software, business software, and appraisal tools.

Visit the Tools of Trade page to see a description of some resources that may provide value to your business.

Frequently Asked Question about Real Estate Appraisers

What is a Real Estate Appraiser?
A Real Estate Appraiser is also known as a Real Property Appraiser.  This individual is a licensed professional that determines the value of real property, such as a home, commercial, or land.
Why would someone need a real property appraiser?
Real property appraisers are in demand for a number of reasons.  Mortgage lenders need appraisers for loan collateral purposes.  Lawyers need appraisers for property disputes that can happen in divorces.  Insurance companies may need an appraiser for determining the value of a property to be insured.  Property owners may need an appraiser for tax assessment appeals, and for determining the value of real estate that they would like to buy or sell.
How does a Trainee get the necessary experience?
The best way to get experience as a trainee is to work with a state certified appraiser.  Professional appraiser programs may also be able to assist with mentor programs.
I have to take an exam?
Yes, but you need to have completed the required education in order to take the examination first.  The national exam is 125 questions, and is estimated to take four to six hours to complete.

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