In February, I wrote about my trip
to Southern California to complete the final and most difficult
class in the path toward earning the Appraisal Institute’s SRA designation. The
designation is a recognized mark of excellence in residential real estate appraisal. After that class, I had a very busy spring
and summer, but I finally made time to submit the required experience logs and reports,
and then pass an experience interview.
Now, after several years of saying that I am an Appraisal Institute candidate
for designation, I can proudly add SRA to my title.
My hope is that SRA designation will assist me in service
to the Appraisal Institute and that it will also help me gain credibility when
completing assignments for attorneys and financial professionals (who are the
focus of my business). If you are a real
estate appraiser and have not earned a designation from an appraisal
organization, I highly recommend it. It
is a rewarding educational journey that demonstrates to prospective clients that
you hold yourself to higher standards than the minimum
appraiser licensing standards.
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Gary F. Kristensen, SRA, AGA