The Appraisal Foundation's Veterans Resource Page

Welcome to The Appraisal Foundation’s Veterans Resource page. A career transition can be both a challenge and an opportunity. The Appraisal Foundation, the nation’s foremost authority on the appraisal and valuation profession, believes that a career in appraising and valuation is an excellent next step for our nation’s veterans. We believe this not only because of the skills you have gained serving our nation, but also because of the independence the appraisal profession provides.  

To learn more about a career in appraising click here. Also, we have a list of appraisers who are veterans in the "Resources" section below that you can speak with directly about the appraisal profession and how they transitioned into it after their military service.

The Appraisal Foundation is proud that appraisal organizations, such as the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), are already stepping up to help veterans. ASFMRA's core appraisal courses have been approved by the Veteran's Administration for inclusion in the GI Bill.

 

Is the Appraisal Profession a Good Choice for Your Next Career?

The following quiz is designed to see if a position as an appraiser matches up with your background, interests and skills. Answer all 10 questions, then tally the number of “Yes” answers. Match the total numbers of “Yes” answers with the rating scale below.

1. Do you like collaborating with other professionals to help people get value for their major life purchases?
  • Yes
  • No

2. Do you like working out of your own home?
  • Yes
  • No

3. Do you like setting your own hours?
  • Yes
  • No

4. Does spending time in the field, as opposed to a full-time office job, appeal to you?
  • Yes
  • No

5. Are you interested in working in the real estate business?
  • Yes
  • No






6. Do you have strong listening, speaking, writing and problem-solving skills?
  • Yes
  • No

7. Are you good at adapting to change in a dynamic profession?
  • Yes
  • No

8. Do you want the potential to increase your compensation by working longer hours and producing more reports?  
  • Yes
  • No

9. Do you enjoy learning all the facts about a project or idea?
  • Yes
  • No

10. Does taking an initiative on a project interest you?
  • Yes
  • No
SCALE
0-3 YES Answers
You need to learn more about a career in appraising before you make a decision. You may want to reach out to a Veteran Appraiser to gain more insights. A list of contacts can be found under "Resources" below.

4-6 YES Answers
You are well suited to a career in appraising. Review a document that goes over reasons on why you may want to consider an appraisal career.

7-10 YES Answers
A career in appraising is perfectly suited for a person like you. Get started immediately to begin enjoying the benefits of an appraisal career. For information on becoming an appraiser, click here. Contact a state appraisal board to learn more about qualifications. 

Resources

Appraiser Veteran Contact List 
                                Helpful Links
Below is a list of Appraisers who are Veterans that you can contact for                                  Veteran Organizations
insight on becoming an appraiser.                                  Veterans Q&As 
Jason Boggess
Owner, JCB Appraisal Service
United States Navy
      jason@jcbapp.com                                  How to Become an Appraiser
State Regulator Agency List 
Approved Degree Programs in Real Estate  
                                          Why You Should Consider an Appraisal Career
Earle Eversole
Owner, Eversole Valuation Services, LLC
Certified Residential 
United States Army
       earle.eversole@gmail.com                                
                                         
Adam Johnston
Director, Operations, Chief Appraiser
Genworth Financial
United States Marine Corps
      Adam.Johnston@genworth.com                              
                                           
Kraig Kosena, MAI
Kembel, Kosena & Company, Inc.
United States Navy
      kraigk@kkmontana.com
                               
                                           
Norbert Soltwedel
Real Property Review Appraiser
United States Army and
United States Army Reserves
      soltk@frontier.com                                
                                           
Emerson Sutton
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
United States Marine Corps
      esuttonjr@gmail.com                                 
                                           
Brad Swinney, MAI, AI-GRS
Vice President, Collateral Bank
Management, Farm Credit Bank of Texas
United States Army
      brad.swinney@farmcreditbank.com                                 
                                           
Paul Welcome
Johnson County Appraiser (1991-2019)
United States Air Force
      paul.welcome50@gmail.com                                  
                                           
Charles Williams
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
United States Army

 
      chasaroo@gmail.com