Need Help Getting Started in the Appraisal Business?

The Candidate's Guidance Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has expanded its services to provide guidance to individuals who are considering and/or pursuing new careers in the real estate appraisal profession. These services include assistance with the licensing process, information on joining the Appraisal Institute, and advice on finding entry-level positions in the industry. We can offer you experienced insight into the appraisal profession such as the future of the industry, residential vs. non-residential appraisal practice, areas of specialization, networking, etc. We are available to answer any questions you may have about getting started. We can also provide you with assistance in locating the Office of Real Estate Appraisers' (OREA) forms and the OREA licensing handbook, a list of the requisite classes for current and current licensing requirements, and references for study-guides and webinars to help you prepare for the license exams.

So, if you are contemplating a new career as a real estate appraiser, please contact one or more of the Designated Members serving on this committee so that we can help set you on the right path to establishing yourself in this diverse and rewarding profession. Our services are available to everyone, and are completely free of charge.

Northern California Chapter Candidates' Guidance Committee

Melissa Bach, MAI
Cushman & Wakefield
(925) 274-2811
melissa.bach@cushwake.com

Lisa G. Wright, MAI
Smith & Associates
(925) 855-4950x229
lwright@smithassociatesinc.com