|Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board (GREAB) exists to protect public interests by ensuring that only qualified and genuine persons are licensed for real estate appraisal practices in the state. It has the sole authority to regulate appraisal laws and take necessary steps to enforce them. At the same time, the Georgia Appraisal Board can also deny the right to practice to those not acting in conformity with the laws and regulations. As a matter of fact, it's objective is to create a market that is free from incompetent and unscrupulous practitioners and unfair business practices. This way, the GA Appraisal Board is contributing in the welfare of general public.
Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board was established in response to a federal law making it necessary for each state to license or certify each of the real estate appraisers. Subsequently, it was decided that the staff of the Georgia Appraisers Board would be supplied by the Georgia Real Estate Commission. Henceforth, the two came to be collectively known as Georgia Real Estate Commission and Appraisers Board.
It is now made compulsory for anyone wishing to conduct real estate appraisals in the state of Georgia to obtain registration, licensure or certification before attempting to undertake appraisal work. According to the Appraisal Act of 1991, Georgia Real Estate Appraisal Board is a state agency to establish real estate appraisal standards, set eligibility criteria for appraisal license and to discipline real estate appraisers.
For licensing purposes, Georgia Appraisal Board has classified real estate appraisers into several categories. These are State Registered Real Property Appraiser, State Licensed Real Property Appraiser, State Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser and State Certified General Real Property Appraiser.
In order to obtain license to any of these categories, an applicant has to complete certain pre-requisites before actually applying to GA Real Estate Appraisers Board. Background check, Investigation or background clearance, Education requirements, Experience requirements and Completion of relevant examination are the steps that precedes the application for licensure or certification. These steps of application process, however, may vary in each category of licensure or certification.
To acquaint fully with the details, you should visit the website of Georgia Real Estate Commission and Appraisers Board.
Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board
229 Peachtree Street, N.E.
International Tower, Suite 1000
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1605