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An Examination of the Earnings of Real Estate Appraisers

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    This paper investigates the factors that influence the earnings of real estate appraisers. Seven types of factors are identified and examined: experience, effort, education, professional training and credentials, personal characteristics, firm characteristics, and market characteristics. Appraiser earnings are found to be consistent with the standard human capital model. Earnings appear to be most affected by work effort, appraisal certification, and ownership stake. In addition, the hypothesis that the earnings of male and female appraisers are equal cannot be rejected.

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    Article provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal Journal of Real Estate Research.

    Volume (Year): 9 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 507-524

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    Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:9:n:4:1994:p:507-524

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    1. Marvin L. Wolverton & Donald Epley, 1999. "Structural Analysis of U.S. Appraiser Income," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 18(2), pages 377-393.
    2. G. Martin Izzo & Barry E. Langford, 2008. "Data analysis with ordinal and interval dependent variables: examples from a study of real estate salespeople," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1, pages 103-116, December.
    3. G. Stacy Sirmans & Philip G. Swicegood, 1997. "Determinants of Real Estate Licensee Income," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 14(2), pages 137-154.
    4. G. Stacy Sirmans & Philip G. Swicegood, 2000. "Determining Real Estate Licensee Income," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 20(1), pages 189-204.
    5. Rudolph, Patricia M., 1998. "Will Mandatory Licensing and Standards Raise the Quality of Real Estate Appraisals? Some Insights from Agency Theory," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 165-179, June.

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