House passes Guzman bill to lower barriers to become real estate appraiser supervisor in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, May 22 – The PA House today passed legislation (H.B. 2220) that would remove barriers for Pennsylvanians who want to become a real estate appraiser supervisor in the state.

The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, would allow real estate appraisers-in-training to work with multiple supervisors and in more types of properties to gain more experience. It also lowers the years of experience an appraiser must have to supervise trainees from five to three.

“I am proud to see the unanimous passage of my bill, and I cannot wait to see it cross the finish line,” Guzman said. “I’m glad to help appraisers acquire better experience and training to reduce inconsistencies in appraised home values.

“This bill also helps remove barriers to the profession and allows people in the industry to ‘skill up’ more easily as their career progresses,” he added.

Guzman highlighted workforce development is one of his top priorities.

“I believe it’s critical to educate and train individuals in demanding industries like real estate appraisal to advance a competitive local economy. I have made it my mission to foster a diverse, equitable and skilled workforce in Pennsylvania,” he said.