Working RE Magazine
Quarterly publication provides news and information for appraisers, agents, brokers, and other related
professionals, with topics addressed in the appraiser section including fees, appraiser independence,
errors and omissions insurance, liability, marketing, technology and software, training, and continuing
education. Selected articles from current and prior issues of the magazine are available free online.
October Research, LLC
Information resources available from this organization include:
Biweekly print newsletter features news and information for the residential appraisal profession, with
special reports including the "State of the Industry Report" which provides an independent look
at the current economic and regulatory landscape and the "Voice
of the Appraiser" survey which provides a comprehensive look into what is happening in the profession
and what to prepare for in the future.
Voice of the Appraiser
Appraisal Institute / Appraisal Foundation
Annual survey provides an in-depth look at business practices in the residential appraisal profession,
with topics covered in the survey including typical appraisal fee, number of assignments per month,
average turnaround time, residential vs. commercial mix, valuation services provided, other services
provided, and marketing activities. Survey is available online as a free download with registration.
Information resources available from these organizations include:
Appraisal News Online / Residential Update
E-newsletters feature news and updates for commercial and residential property appraisers, with topics
covered by these newsletters including market trends, commercial and residential properties, mortgage
rates, financial news, appraisal standards, and regulatory and legislative developments. Articles from
current and archived issues of the newsletters are searchable by topic and can be viewed free online.
Quarterly trade publication features news and information for appraisers and other professionals, with
topics addressed in various issues of this publication including industry trends, residential appraising,
commercial appraising, valuation insights, business operations, marketing tools, insurance, technology
updates and reviews, and investor surveys. Digital editions
of the magazine can be viewed free online.
The Appraisal Profession / How to Become An Appraiser
Professional career guides provide an overview of the real property appraisal profession, with topics
addressed in these guides including the role of the appraiser, appraiser classifications (e.g., trainee,
licensed real property, certified residential real property, and certified general real property appraiser),
and minimum education, experience, and certification examination
requirements for state licensing.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.