About the Appraisal Institute

The Appraisal Institute is a global association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 valuation professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.

Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Appraisal Institute professionals benefit from an array of education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations.

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


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.

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The DC Metro Area Chapter Is
Your Local Source for:

  • Regional Real Estate Information and Updates
  • Business Referrals & Networking
  • High Quality Education and Continuing Education Credits
  • A Pool of Professional Friends & Mentors to Help You Get
    and Keep Your Appraisal Career on Track

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Join today and become a part of the largest appraisal community in the world!