Why Choose a Designated Real Estate Appraiser
Both the MAI and SRA designations are bestowed upon professional appraisers by the Appraisal Institute. Appraisers holding the MAI designation can provide a wide range of services on all types of real property with expertise in appraising commercial properties and appraisers with the SRA designation have expertise in appraising residential properties. Both designations require the appraiser to demonstrate good moral character and adhere to professional standards and ethics codes. The MAI designation is recognized by courts of law, government agencies and financial institutions as a mark of excellence. As with any Appraisal Institute designation the MAI and SRA designations require appraisers to engage in rigorous education and continuing education programs and pass comprehensive examinations. They are knowledgeable about the latest professional and technical standards of real estate appraisals.
Frank Ciotta, owner and principal of Frank Ciotta & Associates holds the Appraisal Institute’s MAI and SRA designations, and Alan Hudesman holds the Appraisal Institute’s SRA designation.