The Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is the largest professional appraisal organization in Maine. It has members throughout the State as well as from New Hampshire and New Brunswick, Canada. Originally chartered as a Chapter of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers in 1971 with fifty-eight members, it now has over one hundred professionals including designated members, candidates for designation and affiliates. The Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute holds business/social meetings throughout the year in locations from Southern to Central Maine.

A wide variety of educational seminars and workshops are also offered during each year. Anyone with an interest in real estate appraisal in Maine is welcome to attend these meetings and/or educational programs.


The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 22,000 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. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.

Our mission is to lead the real estate appraisal and consulting profession in Maine by providing our members with meaningful education and shared experience that support competency and integrity. We strive to serve the public trust and our membership with quality education and professional resources, while promoting and enforcing the highest standards of appraisal practice and our code of professional ethics.