Welcome to the South Carolina Chapter of The Appraisal Institute:
       The Appraisal Institute is an international membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with chapters throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

       The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education, research, publishing and professional membership designation programs. Its extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both the novice and seasoned practitioner.

      Our mission here at the SC Chapter is to protect the public trust through education and the promotion of our membership in such a manner as to uphold the standards of professional practice through ethical and competent real estate solutions.

Considering a Career in Real Estate?
      Real estate is a major - and pivotal - facet of our economy. Whenever real estate is sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured or developed, an appraisal is an essential component of any transaction. Without a knowledgeable and trustworthy appraisal, a real estate transaction will fall apart at the seams. Real estate appraisers are problem solvers. Just like putting together a puzzle, they arrange hundreds of facts, statistics, market data and property characteristics to show their clients - and other related parties such as banks and mortgage companies - what the picture looks like. In essence, the real estate appraiser puts a dollar value to every piece in the puzzle and can sum up what it's all worth when the picture is complete.

     No matter where you hang your hat – whether it be a city, country, or suburb – real estate appraisal is a unique career choice that can fit into anyone’s lifestyle, pace, and expectations. One can let his or her location and market dictate the types of real estate property to appraise, such as a single-family homes, commercial properties, shopping malls and farms, or one can explore the country and accept specialized appraisal assignments in different states, or even countries

     With thousands of properties exchanging hands each year, the opportunities for growth and diversity are endless. Everyone from Wall Street financiers to the neighbor next door needs to know the value of their property, ensuring that the appraisal industry is always open for business.

Next Chapter Meeting

January 22, 2015

Marriott Columbia

1200 Hampton St., Columbia, SC, 29201

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