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 bussiness 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. The Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute holds business/social meetings throughout the year in locations from Southern to Central Maine.

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.

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 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.


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.


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 thier local marketing.


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.

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