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SRA Designation

Member of the Appraisal Institute

Short Version-
1. SRA is a Designation issued by The Appraisal Institute.

2. Fewer than 1% of all appraisers, nationwide have achieved the SRA Designation.

3. SRA's primary focus is on residential appraisals.

4. To obtain the SRA, an appraiser must have more education and experience than a "typical" licensed or certified appraiser.

5. Licensed or Certified appraisers are the minimum, while SRA or MAI designated appraisers are at the top of the appraiser hierarchy.

The partners and senior staff appraisers at American Home Appraisals have the SRA Designation. When you hire us, you are hiring some of the best appraisers in the United States.
Not a brag, just a fact.



The Long Version -
Designated members of the Appraisal Institute are known around the world for their knowledge and experience as well as their unbiased and objective approach to real property appraisal and analysis. To hold an Appraisal Institute designation, an individual must meet rigorous education, experience and ethical requirements. By engaging the services of a designated member of the Appraisal Institute, you will benefit from the most skilled and experienced real estate appraisal professionals around. Most designated members hold one or more of the following designations.

• The MAI membership designation, which is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions.

• The SRPA membership designation, which is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of property.

• The SRA professional membership designation, which is held by real estate solutions providers who are experienced in the analysis and valuation of residential real property. Currently the Appraisal Institute confers the MAI and SRA designations.


The current requirements to receive the SRA designation are:

Education

  • Receive a passing grade on seven examinations that reflect 181 hours of classroom instruction and that test the appraiser’s knowledge of appraisal principles, residential valuation techniques, report writing and standards of professional practice
  • Hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited educational institution (or satisfy a specified alternative)

    Experience
    Receive credit for 4,500 hours of experience, including 2,000 hours of residential appraisal experience, all of which must meet strict criteria

    Demonstration Report
    Receive credit for a demonstration appraisal report relating to a residential property that demonstrates the ability to present a properly supported value estimate or opinion evaluating the nature, quality, or utility of a parcel of real estate or any interest in, or aspect of, real property, OR fulfill an approved comparable alternative



    The current requirements to receive the MAI designation are:
    Education
  • Receive a passing grade on 11 examinations that reflect 380 hours of classroom instruction and that test the appraiser’s knowledge of basic and advanced appraisal principles, procedures and applications; report writing; valuation analysis and standards of professional practice
  • Receive a passing grade on a four-module, two-day comprehensive examination
  • Hold an undergraduate degree from a four-year accredited educational institution

    Experience
    Receive credit for 6,000 hours of experience, including 3,000 hours of specialized appraisal experience, all of which must meet strict criteria

    Demonstration Report
    Receive credit for a demonstration appraisal report relating to income-producing property that demonstrates the ability to present a properly supported value estimate or opinion evaluating the nature, quality or utility of a parcel of real estate or any interest in, or aspect of, real property, including handling physical incurable depreciation, OR fulfill an approved comparable alternative.


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    Lenders, government agencies, courts, corporations, investors and individual property owners continually seek out the opinions of designated Appraisal Institute members to guide their real estate decisions because they know our members are true professionals who have made a commitment to being the best in their field. They realize that appraisers holding an Appraisal Institute designation have demonstrated an advanced level of education and experience because our designation requirements exceed those for state licensing and certification.

    Achieving an Appraisal Institute professional designation isn’t easy, and our members are rightly proud of their accomplishments. Holding a professional designation from the Appraisal Institute denotes a post-graduate level of achievement. In fact, fewer than 15 percent* of all licensed or certified appraisers have earned the right to be called Appraisal Institute designated members. To maintain their designation(s), members must fulfill continuing education requirements on an ongoing basis. This includes periodic attendance at and passing the exams for Standards of Professional Practice courses.

    This commitment to professionalism makes Appraisal Institute members the preferred choice for real estate appraisal and analysis services. In addition to providing opinions of market value and traditional appraisal services, designated members may answer your needs in some or all of these areas:
  • Arbitration
  • Absorption Studies
  • Business Valuation
  • Counseling
  • Consulting
  • Condemnation
  • Evaluations
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Litigation Preparation
  • Cost & Benefit Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Management Advice
  • Market Analysis
  • Market Rent Studies
  • Market Trend Studies
  • Operating Expense Analysis
  • Renegotiating Private Mortgage Insurance
  • Tax Assessment Review & Advice
  • Zoning Testimony

    Today and throughout its 70-year history, the Appraisal Institute is the leading organization for professional real estate appraisers. Reflecting their unbiased and objective approach to real property appraisal and analysis, members of the Appraisal Institute are required to adhere to a strictly enforced Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Appraisal Institute members may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations. 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.

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    It’s easy to find a member of the Appraisal Institute. Simply go to www.appraisalinstitute.org and look for the “Find an Appraiser” option. You can search for designated members by name as well as geographically by city, county, state and metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

    Appraisal Institute
    550 W. Van Buren St.
    Suite 1000
    Chicago, Illinois 60607
    T 312-335-4100
    F 312-335-4400


    OR
    www.ai-seattle.org





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