About Us

We are the members of the Bluegrass Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, the world’s leading organization of professional real estate appraisers. Adhering to a strictly enforced Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the experience and educational requirements for Appraisal Institute members exceed those of all federal and state appraisal licensing bodies.

The Bluegrass Chapter-AI is one of 80 chapters in the Appraisal Institute.  The Appraisal Institute is a global association of professional real estate appraisers, with nearly 20,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Organized in 1932, its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.

The Bluegrass Chapter-AI offers residential and commercial real estate appraisal education. Its extensive curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology for both the novice and seasoned practitioner.  The Bluegrass Chapter-AI  conducts quarterly meetings and other events for networking opportunities.

Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations. Designated members, Candidates, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates have access to a variety of benefits, including insurance programs, data resources and tools, and related business materials. The Appraisal Institute also houses the Lum Library, which provides support for research needs of the profession at large. The Appraisal Institute is active in advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry at large. Primarily through its External Affairs office in Washington, D.C., the organization communicates regularly with legislators and regulators to encourage the adoption of appraisal policies that best serve the public interest.

As the world’s largest publisher of real estate appraisal literature, the Appraisal Institute offers a wide range of books and other materials on subjects ranging from basic valuation theory and techniques to advanced applications. It also publishes two quarterly periodicals, The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine.

When it comes to your real estate, it’s worth the very best; the members of the Appraisal Institute!