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What is the most important professional designation that a commercial real estate appraiser can hold?

MAI from the Appraisal Institute
56%
ASA from the American Society of Appraisers
2%
GAA from the National Association of Realtors
4%
CCRA from the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers
2%
Not sure / other
34%
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Question: What is the most important professional designation that a commercial real estate appraiser can hold?
Top Answer (56% of 41 votes): MAI from the Appraisal Institute.

Answer: Not sure / other
Explanation: Please visit the "Appraisal Institute's" website requirements page for information about Appraisal Institute designations.
Real Living Kee Realty
Answer: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Explanation: MAI
AEXACT APPRAISAL COMPANY
Answer: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Explanation: The MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute is the most prestigious designation available for the valuation of commercial property. The MAI designation indicates that the individual has the highest level of experience and education.
Residential Appraisal Associates
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure / other
Explanation: Each organization has its merits and each one has member appraisers that are qualified and experienced. In my case, I originally worked for appraisal firms with MAI members of the Appraisal Institute, and other firms with members of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers. The American Society of Appraisers is known for having members with different areas of specialization; such as real estate valuation members, equipment valuation members, business valuation members, and others.
Todd G. LiPira, SCGREA
Answer: Not sure / other
Explanation: All designations are an improvement above the standard license and all have different levels of qualifications. A designation does not automatically make an appraiser better than the next, it the level of work that goes into each report that sets the quality level.
Accurate Appraisals USA
Answer: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Explanation: MAI is at the top of the list for appraisers.
Sacramento Valley Appraisal
ProMatcher
Answer: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Explanation: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Provost International Realty
Answer: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Explanation: This is a matter of opinion. I hope to get my MAI designation some day.
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