Recently, there have been many discussions regarding the next generation of appraisers. Where will they come from? Will our profession be extinct? Professional appraisers in the valuation industry are a necessity. Without appraisers who are valuation professionals? Realtors will be providing valuations services. We must remind ourselves that Realtors serve a very separate and distinct service in which they are marketing professionals that are most times advocate for the property or client. An independent opinion of value is necessary.