Laguna Hills, CA, January 30, 2018 –(– Allied Real Estate Schools is proud to announce, in conjunction with Metro-West Appraisal Company, LLC, the launch of the Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Professional Development program, designed to provide career development and a hands-on work site experience for appraiser students.

“This exclusive program picks up where the training finishes and is a seamless next step to get our students educated and then out in the field alongside industry leaders,” said Mike Eagan, director of sales and marketing. “It reinforces our primary goal of providing live student support from start to finish.”

The professional development program provides students with the opportunity to learn the day-to-day expectations and responsibilities of the Appraiser Trainee position, from professional development to on-the-job experience, including:

1. Students will receive an overview of the various State Board requirements leading to licensure, gaining experiential hours and completing CE requirements.
2. Students will find helpful and useful tips for a successful training experience.
3. Students will develop a professional portfolio, as required for the interview process.
4. Students will develop a professional networking profile.
5. Upon completion of the professional development program, students will utilize their job search abilities and learn how to negotiate for employment as an Appraiser Trainee, if not already enrolled in an apprentice program.
6. Students who are accepted into the Associate Program with Metro-West Appraisal will have an opportunity to practice the skills they have learned under direct supervision in an actual work environment.

Metro-West Appraisal Company, LLC, the largest independent residential appraisal firm in the nation, matches students with mentors that have years of experience, a proven track record of completing quality appraisals and a consistent pipeline of appraisal assignments. The paid Associate Program is designed to provide Allied students with the first step in securing long-term employment by providing hands-on experience working alongside tenured appraisers. Greg Stephens, the Program Chair and Chief Appraiser, oversees the program, bringing 40 years of appraisal industry experience and industry qualifications, including SRA Designated Certified General Appraiser and winner of the Valuation Visionary Award.

“We are excited to partner with Metro-West to provide our students with the very best hands-on experience and teaching them firsthand how to put their skills to work,” said Eagan. “This is setting them up for success from the very beginning, with respected mentors by their side.”

With Allied’s Real Estate Appraiser Trainee Professional Development program, appraisal students receive the basis of career exploration and preparation, followed by an opportunity to earn Trainee experience with a Supervisor Appraiser with Metro-West Appraisal where they learn the acceptable methods of analyzing, researching, inspecting, reporting and monitoring all aspects of the appraisal process.

About Allied Real Estate Schools
Allied Real Estate Schools, a division of Allied Business Schools, Inc., is an industry-leading online career training school that is committed to providing affordable, high-quality courses, instructional materials, and student services to students nationwide. With over 1 million enrollments to date, Allied has been a leader in online education since 1992. For more information about Allied’s real estate course offerings, please visit or call (800) 617-3513.

About Metro-West Appraisal Company, LLC
Metro‐West Appraisal Company, LLC, the nation’s largest and premier appraisal firm since 1987 with over 225+ staff appraisers nationwide, was founded by appraisers and is still managed by appraisers today. There are staff appraisers located in over 80 major metro markets throughout the United States. Each office is staffed with full-time W-2 appraisers, helping to maintain quality and consistency throughout its entire network. For more information about Metro-West Appraisal, please visit

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