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Besides the MAI and SRA, what are some other appraisers designations?

Jacob Coleman

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Hi all, I'm trying to learn more about different appraisers designations. Besides the MAI and SRA, what are some that you believe it worth pursuing? Thanks.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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ASA - American Society of Appraisers

American Society of Appraisers

www.appraisers.org

ARA - Amer. Soc of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Home - ASFMRA

I would prefer either one over the MAI or SRA. Only if I were in the corporate world appraising multimillion dollar hotels, industrials, etc. would I find an MAI appealing. I see no benefit from the SRA since AI seems to have ignored its development.
 

Russ Kitzberger

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GAA, RAA from National Association of Realtors: America's Largest Trade Association

AI reported today 17,000 members in the world, NAR has 1.4 million members.


 

Russ Kitzberger

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All you have to get those is to write a check. Not impressed with them.
Is this the position of the AF, that a moderator is going to steer the conversation this way after the unconscious/implicit bias event sponsored by several of these organizations today?
 

NP_MAI

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Is this the position of the AF, that a moderator is going to steer the conversation this way after the unconscious/implicit bias event sponsored by several of these organizations today?
I've been an appraiser for a long time and have never heard of those designations. If you read the requirements, @Michigan CG is correct. There are no education requirements, tests, or any other standards.
 

NachoPerito

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Is this the position of the AF, that a moderator is going to steer the conversation this way after the unconscious/implicit bias event sponsored by several of these organizations today?
I am not sure what the unconscious bias webinar has to do with Michigan CG's statement. Just one person's opinion, i guess you would call it conscious bias?
 

jay trotta

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Would agree with Terrell on the ASA and they have been around;
RAA has been around since the AI split, has an extensive appraisal library

If your going commercial, NP offered some good names; also it is a personal choice.
 

Michigan CG

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Is this the position of the AF, that a moderator is going to steer the conversation this way after the unconscious/implicit bias event sponsored by several of these organizations today?
The AF has no position but I do. They are worthless designations that anyone can get by writing a check, sort of like the NAA designation. Unconscious/implicit bias? Are those the new buzzwords of 2021?

The ability to write a check for $300 does not mean one took additional classes, passed additional tests and put a lot of effort into a real designation; it means they wrote a $300 check. I worked hard for my SRA and I have taken hard MAI designation classes and the costs of those classes EACH are more than the cost of those fake designations.

My soon AI-RRS designation also took time effort and a lot more investment than $300.

They are garbage, that is the truth; that is my opinion.
 
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