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The Appraisal Institute is helping lead an Appraiser Diversity Initiative with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the National Urban League

The Appraiser Diversity Initiative is the premier nationwide program designed to attract new entrants to the real estate appraisal field while fostering diversity in the profession.

Working through the National Urban League's Regional Entrepreneurship Centers, the Appraiser Diversity Initiative is designed to reach diverse, talented candidates and educate them about the appraisal profession; provide resources for interested candidates to help them get on a path to success; and offer guidance from appraisers employed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Appraiser Diversity Initiative  In the Media

Episode 7: Appraiser Diversity Initiative: Helping Aspiring Appraisers Find a Path to Success

Join hosts Tonia Vailas, MAI, AI-GRS; Rosemary Garcia, a Practicing Affiliate with AI who successfully completed the ADI program; Mark Verrett, SRA, who is an Appraisal Institute Board member and has an ADI program participant working at his company; and Bill Garber, director of government and external relations for AI, who helps lead the ADI program and coordinates with our partners Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Urban League, for a discussion about the Appraiser Diversity Initiative (ADI) program, their personal experiences with the program, how to get involved and much more.

Appraiser Diversity Initiative  Additional Resources

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Attend an ADI Workshop Attend a Workshop

The Appraiser Diversity Initiative hosts "How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser" workshops throughout the U.S. These workshops inform attendees about opportunities to work flexible hours in the field or office, with multiple career paths available.

Learn how to become an appraiser, ask questions during discussion time with a panel of successful local appraisers, and hear about scholarship opportunities.

Upcoming Workshops

How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser Workshop
January 30, 2024
Nashville, TN

Appraiser Diversity Initiative A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Supervisor Sponsors

Absolute Logistics
Cole Consulting
Core Logic
Guaranteed Rate
HF Appraisal Ltd
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
RSDS Appraisal Diversity
WP Appraisers

Advisor Sponsors

Absolute Logistics
Clear Capital
Core Logic
HF Appraisal
International Association of Assessing Officers
Lauritano Appraisal Services
Service Link
Walitt Solutions
WP Appraiser

In-Kind & Event Sponsors

Accurate Gropu
AI Education and Relief Foundation
Clear Capital
Core Logic
Diverse Mortgage
Flag Star Bank
International Association of Assessing Officers
JP MOrgan Chase & Co
Anthony Lockly
The Appraisal Foundation
The Valuation Connect


For more information about the ADI program, please send us a message.

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