Friday, May 28, 2010

Other Appraisal Organizations?

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


Stan Sidor
President ACOW


According to their websites:

1)AAA has no real estate appraisers.

2)NAREA has some Washington appraisers (see

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

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