ABOUT THE MAINE CHAPTER OF THE APPRAISAL INSTITUTE

The Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is the largest professional appraisal organization in Maine. Our goal is to help Maine businesses and real estate and home owners in Maine attain the most accurate valuation for their asset. We help home builders in Maine get the right valuation for the homes they are building so they know their profit margins before they ever buy a property. Our group has members throughout the State as well as from New Hampshire and New Brunswick, Canada. Originally chartered as a Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers in 1971 with fifty-eight members, it now has over one hundred professionals including designated members, candidates for designation and affiliates. All the top rated business brokers in Maine utilize our services in order to make sure the valuation of the Maine businesses for sale they are interested in buying are priced correctly.


If you are looking to get your home appraised in order to find out how much it is worth in today's market, the Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute can help. We have a network of experienced and qualified appraisers who can provide you with an accurate valuation of your home. Whether you are looking to sell your home or just want to know its value for insurance purposes, we can help.


The Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is also involved in education and public outreach. We offer educational seminars and workshops on a variety of topics related to real estate appraisal and valuation. These seminars are open to members and the general public. We also offer an annual Appraisal Institute conference which is one of the largest gatherings of appraisers in the country.


If you have any questions about our organization or how we can help you, please contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


 The Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute holds business/social meetings throughout the year in locations from Southern to Central Maine. We are striving to find real gold in Maine, its people

A wide variety of educational seminars and workshops are also offered during each year. Anyone with an interest in real estate appraisal in Maine is welcome to attend these meetings and/or educational programs.



Our Mission

Our mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.

Our Professionals

The majority of Appraisal Institute professionals are practicing real estate appraisers and property analysts who provide valuation-related services to such clients as mortgage lenders, financial institutions, government agencies, attorneys and financial planners as well as homeowners and other individual consumers.

Appraisers and analysts also work in a variety of other real estate-related fields, including counseling, consulting, investment analysis, market research and real estate education.

What We Believe

We believe in the value of real property. We believe we have the best jobs in Maine. We are also able to offer a wide range of people employment opportunities through or staffing agency in Maine that will help connect you with the best jobs in Maine to suit your needs.

We believe that professional real property appraisers who adhere to our Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice bring a unique and essential perspective to real estate decision making.

We believe in the power of education to enhance the professional development of our members and support their commitment to excellence.

We believe in providing services that promote the public good.

Our History

The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with nearly 18,000 members and 96 chapters throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.


Appraisal Institute designated members have met rigorous requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability.

Those individuals holding the Appraisal Institute’s MAI and SRPA designations are experienced in commercial valuation, including industrial, retail and multifamily properties. Those holding the SRA designation are experienced in residential valuation. All Appraisal Institute professionals adhere to a strictly enforced Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

What We Offer

THE LEADER IN REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL EDUCATION

The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education. Its extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both the novice and seasoned practitioner.

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL LITERATURE

As the world’s largest publisher of real estate appraisal literature, the Appraisal Institute offers a wide range of books and other materials on subjects ranging from basic valuation theory and techniques to advanced applications. It also publishes two quarterly periodicals, The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine.

AI BENEFITS

We offer the state of Maine an Appraisal Institute of professionals to have access to a variety of benefits, including insurance programs, data resources and tools, and related business materials. The Appraisal Institute also houses the Lum Library, which provides support for the research needs of AI professionals as well as the profession at large. By using coreywilley.com we are able to connect with new local customers that would not know we exist with out their local marketing.


As a home owner, it is important to get your home properly appraised in order to ensure that you are getting the most accurate value for your property. The Appraisal Institute is the acknowledged worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education, and their curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology.


ADVOCACY

The Appraisal Institute is active in advocacy efforts on behalf of its professionals and the industry at large. Primarily through its office in Washington, D.C., the organization communicates regularly with legislators and regulators to encourage the adoption of appraisal policies that best serve the public interest in Maine


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