Alabama Real Estate Appraiser Career Series

How to become a real estate appraiser

Are you thinking to become a real estate appraiser in Alabama? If so, this is the perfect career series for you.

As a real estate appraiser in Alabama, your job is to provide an assessment of the properties’ market value for your clients. Your appraisal report could be used by a home buyer or seller, a mortgage lender who wants to understand the value of the collateralize assets, an individual who needs it for tax assessment or even lease negotiation.

There are over 4.8 million people residing in Alabama, of which, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile are some of the most populous cities. The greater the population, the more likely of real estate transactions, which leads to higher demand of appraisal works. According to the RedFin, just in the month of March 2022, there were 2,452 homes sold.

When we reviewed the Active Appraiser Credentials Summary Report (as of April 2022) displayed on the Appraisal Subcommittee website, there are a total of 1,279 appraisers in Alabama. The breakdown is as follow:

  • # of Certified General Appraisers 629
  • # of Certified Residential Appraisers 596
  • # of Licensed Residential Appraisers 54

To help you get to know what it is like to be a real estate appraiser in Alabama, I did extensive research through different sources. In the “Alabama Real Estate Appraiser Career Series.”, you’ll learn the following:

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  • ZipRecruiter
    • Commercial Real Estate Appraiser Salary in Alabama (source)
    • Residential Real Estate Appraiser Salary in Alabama (source)
    • Real Estate Appraiser Salary in Alabama (source)
    • Appraiser Trainee Salary in Alabama (source)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics – Property Appraiser and Assessors (source)
  • HomeAdvisor – How Much Does A Home Appraisal Cost? (source)
  • Appraisal Subcommittee- Active Appraiser Credentials Summary Report (Source)
  • RedFin – Alabama Housing Market (source)
  • Alabama Real Estate Appraiser Board (source)


  • Jacob Coleman

    Jacob is a content writer and a real estate investor. He has experience working with different real estate professionals throughout the years. (i.e., appraisers, real estate agents, property managers, home inspectors.) In order to build a career you love, Jacob believes not only you need a thorough understanding about the profession, but you also have to find out what type of jobs could match your personality, lifestyle and expectation.