The Appraisal Foundation Launches Veterans Resource Page
Raises Awareness Among Veterans About Benefits of Appraisal Career
For Immediate Release
May 23, 2019
(Washington, DC) – The Appraisal Foundation, the nation's foremost authority on the valuation profession, launched today a Veterans Resource page for veterans who are considering a career in appraising to learn more about the profession.
“As we remember those who have sacrificed to serve our nation, The Appraisal Foundation believes veterans deserve more than a thank you,” said The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) President David Bunton. “They want to learn about the possibilities open to them for the next career step. We believe the that the skills learned in military service are applicable to career in appraising. Now veterans won't have to search the entire web to learn more about a career in appraising. The Appraisal Foundation's Veterans Resource page serves as a single source of information."
The Veterans Resource page includes a welcome video narrated by Brad Swinney, an Army veteran and a member of the Appraiser Qualifications Board, and independent board of the Appraisal Foundation. As Brad explains in the video about why veterans would be attracted to a career in appraising, "We firmly believe that warriors who protected the greatest nation make for proud guardians of the public trust though valuation, which helps protect the greatest economy in the world."
It also provides veterans with a quiz to help them gauge their aptitude for a career in appraising. Once they have a score, the page offers different resources that match their aptitude and interest. For the first-time, The Appraisal Foundation has gathered a group of appraisers who are veterans to serve as sounding board for veterans who want to learn more about the appraisal profession. The resources on the page include links to state real estate appraisal boards, state veterans offices, and national, state and local veterans organizations.
The Appraisal Foundation is the nation’s foremost authority on the valuation profession. The organization sets the Congressionally-authorized standards and qualifications for real estate appraisers, and provides voluntary guidance on recognized valuation methods and techniques for all valuation professionals. This work advances the profession by ensuring appraisals are independent, consistent, and objective. More information on The Appraisal Foundation is available at www.appraisalfoundation.org.
Media Contact: David Greer
Director of Communications
The Appraisal Foundation
direct phone 202.624.3048