Farm Credit Illinois is seeking either a Certified General Appraiser, an individual already licensed in the State of Illinois, or an Appraisal Trainee, an individual with the credentials necessary to obtain Illinois State Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license and then work to obtain a Certified General License.
The Certified General Appraiser provides appraisals to internal and external clients by researching, analyzing and valuing agricultural property and buildings.
The Appraisal Trainee provides appraisals, under supervision and approval of a Certified General Appraiser, to internal and external clients by researching, analyzing and valuing agricultural property and buildings.
Determines adequacy of existing information and the additional data sources needed
Researches property, comparable sales in assigned territory and adjacent territories, market and neighborhood data, cost information and specialized information for specific assignments
Decides what information is needed and relevant and concludes an appropriate opinion of value
Ensures appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
Maintains work files
Compiles and analyzes comparable sales information from brokers, buyers, sellers, or other persons knowledgeable of sale
Determines which sales are most applicable and what sources of information are best
Determines what aspects affect value and the impact they have
Updates Range of Values and performs yearly benchmark appraisals
Completes physical inspection and notes improvements, if applicable
Interviews property owner and/or tenants and determines what to photograph and what content should be included
Determines highest and best use of property based on subject and market research
Completes continuing education to maintain certification
Determines most beneficial courses and what state requirements need to be met to maintain certification
An individual applying without an appraisal license should hold a bachelor's degree and be prepared to obtain Illinois State Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license and then work to obtain a Certified General License.
An appraiser should hold a Certified General Appraisal license with the State of Illinois. This requires 3,000 hours of experience, 300 hours of education and passing the State Certified General Exam and a valid driver’s license. A bachelor's degree is required, as well as at least three years of related experience as a licensed appraisal trainee; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
About Farm Credit Illinois
Farm Credit Illinois is
a farmer owned and directed agricultural lending cooperative serving the southern 60 counties in Illinois
Offers competitive and flexible financing to farm families, rural landowners, and agribusinesses
Provides on-farm financial and crop insurance expertise to farmers and farmland owners
Owned by 8,690 members
Headquartered in Mahomet with 14 regional offices throughout the service area
235 full-time employees
$4.34 billion loan portfolio
1.2 million acres of crop insurance coverage
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American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Inc.