Would someone please volunteer to investigate whether or not any of the following appraisal organizations have chapters/members in WA, and whether they should thus be included as a part of ACOW?
AAA – the Appraisal Association of America
NAREA – the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers
NSREA – the National Society of Real Estate Appraisers
According to their websites:
1)AAA has no real estate appraisers.
2)NAREA has some Washington appraisers (see http://sb.narea-assoc.org/landing.aspx?cf=ALL)
3)NSREA had no members shown in Washington (WA was not an option).
Gretchen M. Young
Stan et al –
I am not familiar with the Appraisal Association, but NAREA is part of what used to be called the “ Scottsdale group” – two cereal box tops and $150 to obtain their designation. The National Assoc of Review Appraisers & Mortgage Underwriters, the Assoc of Construction Inspectors and other groups all share the same address and phone number.
I believe the National Society is an organization of African-American appraisers, originally formed because they could not join any of the other organizations. Ira Oakes, one of the original Appraisal Advisory Committee members, was a leader in that organization, but I have not heard anything about them since he passed on.
And by our charter, membership in ACOW is limited to ‘sponsoring organizations’ of the Appraisal Foundation.
Barry C. Wilson