Answers to Your Questions About our Appraisal Courses
What is the difference between the online Real Estate Appraisal course
and the traditional correspondence course?
online courses are designed to be Quick, Easy, and Comprehensive!
online Real Estate Appraisal course will save you time and with online studying,
you can start the course right now! No need to wait for course materials to arrive. Also, quizzes and final exam are graded instantly, which increases your study speed and memory retention!
With our online courses, the entire first textbook chapter is on
your computer! Start reading Chapter 1 and take the first quiz
within minutes of enrolling. You'll receive your course materials soon. When you sign up for the online course,
we ship you the full Real Estate Appraisal course, so you may continue
on to Chapter 2 whenever you are ready.
Don't wait for your certificate to arrive in the mail. We'll grade your exam instantly and send your certificate directly to your email.
What exactly does an appraiser do?
An appraiser inspects real property (land and/or structures) to estimate
an accurate value and verify the condition of the property and its improvements. An appraiser must have in-depth knowledge of building techniques, geography,
finance, and economics to arrive at a representative value of the appraised
property. In order to secure a bank loan, the property must have an appraisal
by a licensed appraiser.
What kind of jobs can an appraiser qualify for?
Real Estate Appraisers often work for themselves, but also work for mortgage firms, real estate
brokers, lenders, corporations, and government agencies. Anyone investing
in real estate needs accurate and concise information describing the property,
its condition, and its value.
Real estate appraisal is an excellent additional skill for real estate salespeople, brokers,
home inspectors, or other professionals who deal in the real estate industry.
Why should I take a distance education course instead of a live class?
Distance learning allows you to learn at your own pace! You
don't need to hurry to a classroom after a hard day's work. With Allied's
courses you don't need to worry about parking, baby-sitting fees, extra
gas, and hours of wasted time. You may take up to a year to complete Allied's
appraisal course in your spare time. Allied's student service department
is always there to provide help if you need it!
Why should I learn appraisal from Allied Schools?
In California, the Office of Real Estate Appraisal (O.R.E.A.) does not accept
distance education courses unless those courses meet specific requirements.
To meet these requirements, Therefore, Allied's appraisal courses
have been approved by O.R.E.A. and meet the minimum standards set by the
national Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB).
The Allied family has been in education and publishing since 1979 and offers a full-time
student service department with Internet, fax, and e-mail capabilities.
With this assistance, along with our trained counselors, help is only
a phone call away.
Allied Schools has the most up-to-date materials available which include software,
sample tests and review materials which will help you pass the first time!
Allied has recently been approved by the Appraiser Qualification Board
(AQB). Allied is an affiliate member of the National Association
of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA). We have partnered with this premier
trade association in order to offer our students a free one year membership! Membership in this organization offers appraisers the following great
- E & O Insurance at discounted group rates.
- Subscription to The Appraisal Times (the official newsletter of the NAREA).
- Useful appraisal supplements and guides to assist you in appraising quickly and accurately according to current standards.
- Eligibility to attend NAREA's annual trade show and conferences.
- NAREA Code of Ethics, suitable for framing.
- And much more!
What happens after I pass the state exam?
This depends on your state's requirements (contact them for specific information). In California, as soon as you complete Allied's 150-Hour Appraisal Licensing Package and pass the state exam, you will receive a trainee's license. After 2,000 hours of "on the job" experience, you'll become a licensed residential real estate appraiser.
What are the differences between Residential, Certified Residential and
Certified General appraiser licenses?
There are state by state variations; however, as a general rule the dollar value
of the property being appraised is the primary factor that indicates what
license level is required to effectively appraise it. Contact your state
for specific information.
Is NOW a good time to start my appraisal career?
Absolutely! Any type of market requires the services of qualified real estate appraisers. Get the training you need today to put yourself at the forefront of the real estate market. You'll be needed for home sales, re-finances, foreclosures, and much more!
Learn more about Real Estate Appraiser Career.
How can I get started with Allied's Appraisal course?
Allied's Appraisal course includes all required instructional materials, supplemental
reading, a workbook, clipboard and other materials. You will have
everything you need from the moment you enroll. Call Toll Free 888-751-2286 (inside California); 800-617-3513 (outside California)
to have a friendly Allied Admissions Representative enroll you.