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.
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.
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 anyones 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
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.