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.

Questions? Please contact Arika Cole

 

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
      [email protected]                                  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
       [email protected]                                
                                         
Adam Johnston
Director, Operations, Chief Appraiser
Genworth Financial
United States Marine Corps
      [email protected]                              
                                           
 Les Knoblock
Real Property Appraiser
United States Army/Special Forces
      [email protected]                                  
                                           
Kraig Kosena, MAI
Kembel, Kosena & Company, Inc.
United States Navy
      [email protected]
                               
                                           
 Robert "Bob" Mossuto, Jr.
Real Property Appraiser
United States Army
      [email protected]                                  
                                           
Gregory Reynolds
Real Property Appraiser
      [email protected]
                                 
                                           
Norbert Soltwedel
Real Property Review Appraiser
United States Army and
United States Army Reserves
      [email protected]                                
                                           
Emerson Sutton
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
United States Marine Corps
      [email protected]                                 
                                           
Brad Swinney, MAI, AI-GRS
Vice President, Collateral Bank
Management, Farm Credit Bank of Texas
United States Army
      [email protected]                                 
                                           
 William Trombly
Real Property Appraiser
United States Army/Special Forces
      [email protected]                                  
                                           
Paul Welcome
Johnson County Appraiser (1991-2019)
United States Air Force
      [email protected]                                  

Publications Related to Aspiring Appraisers 

 
    

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

The Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 recognizes USPAP as the generally accepted real property appraisal standards and requires USPAP compliance for appraisers in federally related transactions.

USPAP contains standards for all types of appraisal services, including real estate, personal property, business and mass appraisal. Federal, state, and local agencies, appraisal services, and many professional appraisal organizations require compliance with USPAP.

Under the provisions of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) establishes the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state license or certification.

State appraiser regulatory agencies are required to implement real property appraiser licensing and certification requirements that are no less stringent than those issued by the AQB in the 
Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria).

The Personal Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria establishes minimum requirements for all personal property appraisers who are members of sponsoring organizations of The Appraisal Foundation. Personal property appraisers who are not members of sponsoring organizations are encouraged, but are not required, to follow the minimum education and experience recommendations established by the Criteria.






























  






Brochures Related to Aspiring Appraisers 

    

How to Enter the Appraisal Profession

How to Enter the Real Property
Appraisal Profession

Military Veterans:
Consider Becoming an Appraiser!

This brochure is intended to provide basic information to individuals who are considering a career in the appraisal profession.

This brochure is intended to provide basic information to individuals who are considering a career in the real property appraisal profession.

This factsheet details the benefits of becoming a real estate appraisal for military veterans.




























Fast Facts for Aspiring Appraisers

 

Fast Facts for Future Appraisers


Fast Facts for Future
Real Estate Appraisers



Yes, I Can Perform that Assignment!

This infographic provides quick facts on why to become an appraiser.

This infographic provides quick facts on why to become a real estate appraiser. This chart provides some examples of the many types of assignments an appraiser may perform.