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

MAI from the Appraisal Institute
58%
ASA from the American Society of Appraisers
2%
GAA from the National Association of Realtors
5%
Not sure / other
33%
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Question: What is the most important professional designation that a commercial real estate appraiser can hold?
Top Answer (58% of 36 votes): MAI from the Appraisal Institute.

Answer: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Explanation: MAI
AEXACT APPRAISAL COMPANY
Answer: Not sure / other
Explanation: It's most important to have a State Certified General Appraiser license for commercial appraisals. Designations from private organizations can be helpful. However, Certified General Appraisers licensed by the State will typically have the same expertise as those with supplemental private designation. Of note, appraisers in all states require a license to prepare appraisals, but do require a designation from a private trade association.
V.A. Solano & Associates, Inc.
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
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Answer: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Explanation: MAI is at the top of the list for appraisers.
Sacramento Valley Appraisal
Answer: Not sure / other
Explanation: not sure
Corryn Appraisal Services
Answer: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Explanation: MAI from the Appraisal Institute
Provost International Realty
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