Candidate Residential Appraiser:   

Valera Consulting is an established real estate appraisal firm based in Airdrie, AB and serves the Calgary region. We are looking for part-time help from a self-motivated candidate member who is working towards the CRA or AACI appraisal designation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC). Preference is given to existing appraiser candidates already members of the AIC.  This position may translate into a full-time opportunity based on performance and economic factors. 

Training is available to the candidate for the appraisal of residential property followed by commercial property depending on career preference and experience. This is not a salary position and compensation is based on the amount of work done.   Base fee splits (65 to 70%) are paid on a monthly basis with any additional travel fees ($0.50 per total km travel) fully paid to the candidate.  Work volume will increase based on local economic conditions and skill of the candidate.  

Requirements to start:

At a minimum, the following steps are required before a working relationship can begin:

  1. Obtain a valid license with the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) - Cost is $1,200 for initial course and approximately $500 per year to retain a valid license (see for details)
  2. Complete BUSI 330 Online Course through UBC, Sauder School of Business, Real Estate Division  - Cost is approximately $500 (see for details)
  3. Become a candidate member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (see or call 403.207.7892 for details)
  4. Attend an AIC ethics seminar in Alberta
  5. Must have a Windows-based laptop or desktop to run software for appraisal reports.

The monthly costs to be an appraisal candidate, including MLS access with the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), AIC and RECA Dues, Errors and Omission Insurance, works out to approximately $425 per month.  Please don't hesitate to call or send an email to to see if this opportunity would work for you.  Thank you for your interest.