What qualifications do the appraisers have?

Each person employed on this project are certified by passing the International Association of Assessing Officer’s (IAAO) qualification testing. Each has met the educational and experience requirements defined in the 3 levels of appraisal personnel and the general requirements:

  1. Project Manager of Supervisor: Have passed the testing for certification at this level and successfully completed the IAAO courses 101 and 102. Each course consists of an intensive teaching program with a written test to pass at the end to mark successful completion. Each Project Manager or Supervisor will have 5 recent years experience as a Real Estate Appraiser, at least 2 years must be in mass appraisal. They must possess extensive knowledge of state laws, department rules, appraisal manuals, governing local assessment administration, and have demonstrated an ability to apply these to unusual situations of property appraisal, assessment and review. 
  2. Commercial and Industrial Appraisers: Have passed the testing for certification at this level and successfully completed IAAO courses 101 and 102, with 3 recent years experience in the appraisal of all types of real estate with extensive knowledge of appraisal principles, methods, and their application to all types of property. 
  3. Residential Appraiser: Have passed the testing for certification at this level and successfully completed IAAO course 101 and meets the minimum requirements of being over 18 years of age, have a high school diploma and have not less than 6 months experience and training, both in-class and in-field in what information is required during the Data Collection Phase of the Revaluation.

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1. How will I know if my assessment is equitable?
2. If I disagree with my assessment after a hearing, what are my options?
3. What happens during a Revaluation?
4. What is a Revaluation?
5. What is an informal hearing?
6. What is market value and who determines my property value?
7. What qualifications do the appraisers have?
8. Why did my land value increase so much?
9. Why is a Revaluation needed?
10. Will a Revaluation increase taxes?