Attracting New Career Professionals
By Michael Dresden, President, Dart Appraisal
This article originally appeared in National Mortgage
Professional Magazine, December 2016
All participants in the mortgage lending industry have an
interest in recruiting new talent to our respective professions and
specialty areas. While the pace of new entrants to the appraisal
profession has slowed in recent years, many observers feel that the
availability of quality appraisers for the assignments at hand is
now in balance. As a result, our ability to produce a quality work
product is in no way threatened.
Regardless, from our vantage point as a fully national appraisal
management company (AMC), we believe that there is a distinct
possibility in the coming decade that we will not have enough
experienced appraisers for the anticipated workload.
Factors for this assessment include a steady rise in the average
age of real estate appraisers, natural attrition from the
profession and a more difficult path to entering the appraisal
profession. It is imperative that the mortgage lending industry, as
a whole, studies these trends and finds ways to encourage quality
individuals to pursue a career in real estate mortgage lending and,
in particular, residential real estate property appraisal.
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