Servicing Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties as well as the independent
Virginia cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park
The Appraisal Institute
The Appraisal Institute (AI) was formed on January 1, 1991 with the unification of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers (SREA) and the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (AIREA).
Both the Society and the Institute were born out of the Great Depression of the 1930's as a response to the failure of existing real estate brokerage and lending institutions as well as the many foreclosures of real estate mortgages, bankruptcies and receiverships of realty corporations.
From the beginning, the goals of each organization were based on education, ethical practices and the admission of competent members. Today, the objectives of the AI remain focused on three main areas: 1) The admission of competent members, 2) Professional Standards and 3) research and education.
Relocation Appraisers and Consultants, Inc. (RAC)
Relocation Appraisers and Consultants, Inc. (formerly known as Relocation Appraisers Consortium) is an exclusive membership association of independent Real Estate Appraisers specializing in Relocation Appraising. Members must comply with established admissions guidelines and a strict Code of Ethics. As a result, members of RAC include only the most experienced, recognized and dependable appraisers in the relocation appraisal industry.
RAC's objective is to serve the relocation industry by providing a membership of distinguished relocation appraisers. Our clients know that the appraisers affiliated with RAC are carefully selected, qualified, and will provide professional, competent, experienced relocation appraisal service.
RAC's mission statement is as follows: "The Relocation Appraisers and Consultants was established to promote and recognize the Relocation Appraiser who has specialized in relocation training, education, industry dedication, autonomy and professional standards as they relate to the independent valuation of real estate for the purpose of employee relocation."
Formed in 1964, the Employee Relocation Council (ERC) is a professional membership association of organizations concerned with domestic and international employee transfer. Current membership includes 1,200 representatives from corporations that relocate their employees, as well as nearly 11,000 individuals and companies from the relocation industry such as real estate appraisers and brokers, area and personal counseling services, consulting services, home inspection companies, household goods movers, mortgage services, national housebuying firms, and a variety of other relocation-related services. The Certified Relocation Professional® is a highly regarded designation recommended for all those within the U.S. relocation industry who are dedicated to the successful mobility of employee transferees, and who consistently seek to better themselves, and the service they offer, through continuing education in this specialized field.
International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is an educational and research association of individuals in the assessment profession and others with an interest in property taxation. Membership is open to anyone, and includes individuals working in government, private industry, academia and members of the general public. As an internationally recognized educational and research institution, the association provides leadership in accurate property valuation, property tax administration and property tax policy throughout the world.
The purpose of the Appraisal Section of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® is: To serve the legislative, regulatory, educational and other specialized needs of individuals with an interest in real estate appraisal, and to be the business and legislative advocate for professional appraisers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The National Association of REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate, is the nation's largest trade and professional association. Founded in 1908 by 120 people, the National Association presently serves nearly 750,000 members.
Membership is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS®, who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of some 1,700 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®. They are pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Working for America's property owners, the National Association provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.
The Prince William Association of REALTORS®, located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., offers a wide range of real estate service to the entire Northern Virginia market.