We had the good fortune of connecting with Marcus Hill and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marcus, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
The vast majority of of people that purchase residential properties do not know that a Real Estate Appraisal is needed befor the financial institution will close on their loan.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The average age of a Real Estate Appraisaer in the US is 50 years old. I was able to start training as an Appraiser at 23 and started my own appraisal company at the age of 26 years old. It wasnt easy at all but I found my passion for career which made me want to learn this skill set and how to run this type of business. I was one of the youngest African Americans to start in this industry. I had a lot of adversity and challenges growing up but I stayed focused once I found my passion.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Most of my friends love sports so we would attend a basketball or football game. We also love to eat so would find a trendy restaurant with some amazing food and drinks.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout my mentor Phillip Thompson. He introduced me to the Real Estate Appraisal industry.

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