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Appraiser PA: Taking Certification Exams

Finally, You’ll Take A Certified Appraiser Examination Depending on the certification sought, qualified applicants will take different exams to become either a certified resident or certified general appraiser. A passing grade is a score of 75 or better. You will qualify to take either exam only after you have fully and adequately completed all the […]

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Appraiser PA: Gaining Field Work Experience

You’ll Need Practical, Professionally Supervised, Documented Experience Depending on the appraiser certification desired, several hundred hours of field work experience will be required. Although Appraisal Qualifications Board documents refer to licensed residential appraisers, the state of Pennsylvania offers no such license. A certified residential appraiser must complete 1,500 hours of field work experience in no […]

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Appraisal License: Becoming a Licensed Appraiser in Pennsylvania

Are you considering an appraisal license in PA? Get started today with Polley Associates appraisal license courses. We offer the first steps toward your appraisal license! Pennsylvania has three appraisal licenses:  Licensed Trainee Appraiser Certified Residential Appraiser Certified General Appraiser All individuals interested in becoming a certified residential or general appraiser must first become a […]

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Appraiser PA: What Kind Do You Want To Be?

Determine The Kind Of Appraiser You Want To Be Two types of appraisers’ certification are available in Pennsylvania: A certified residential appraiser is qualified to appraise properties of between 1 and 4 residential units of any value or complexity, including vacant or unimproved land that is used for – or for which the highest and […]

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Appraiser PA: Live Course Attendance

What’s expected in attending a PA appraisal live course? Punctuality is important. Learners should be on time and attend all class sessions of their courses. Minimum attendance of at least 80 percent of any state-approved course (usually 7, 15 or 30 hours in total length) is required to attain a satisfactory attendance record. Learners with less than 80-percent […]

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Appraiser PA: Appraisal Continuing Education (Recertification)

Appraisal Continuing Education Is A State Requirement Pennsylvania-certified residential and general appraisers, certified evaluators, Pennsylvania real estate broker licensees who still retain the now-unavailable broker-appraiser certification, and Pennsylvania licensed appraisal trainees are required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers to become re-certified (the term for renewing their licenses) every two years, […]

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Appraiser PA: Broker Price Opinions In PA

Price Opinions From Brokers Violate Pennsylvania Law Pennsylvania real estate brokers who offer drive-by estimates of a property’s value sometimes called broker price opinions (BPOs) are likely violating state law, state legal experts indicate. Consumers occasionally ask licensed brokers for a BPO to determine how much a home or other real property is worth for […]

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Appraiser PA: How Do You Become One?

First, You Must Become A Licensed Trainee Under regulations from the Pennsylvania State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers, all individuals interested in becoming a certified residential or general appraiser must first become a “Licensed Appraiser Trainee.” An earlier trainee position formerly recognized by the state, that of “appraisal assistant,” has been eliminated. Former appraisal […]

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Appraiser PA: What They Do

Defining The Certified Appraiser Jobs Certified real estate appraisers are specialists in estimating the value of real property, such as land or buildings. Estimates of value, known as appraisals, usually are made when property is bought, sold, assessed, taxed, condemned, insured, or mortgaged. They may also be required in divorce actions, when partnerships are dissolved, and […]

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