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AG - General Appraiser (commercial, agricultural)

AI - Appraisal Institute, a professional organization

AL - Licensed Appraiser

AQB - Appraiser Qualifications Board

AR - Certified Residential Appraiser

AT- Appraiser Trainee

CREA - Certified Real Estate Appraiser (designation)

CRP - Certified Relocation Professional

FNMA - (aka “Fannie Mae”) the nation's largest investor in home mortgages. Their web site is Because they purchase one in five mortgages in the US they have specific requirements that must be met.

IFA - Independent Fee Appraiser (designation)

MLS - Multiple Listing Service

NAIFA - National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, a professional organization. Their web site is

BREA - Office of Real Estate Appraisers, the California state agency that sets licensing requirements and issues Appraiser licenses. Their web site is .

RAA - Residential Accredited Appriaser (designation)

REAA - Real Estate Appraiser Association. The local chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Check their web site at for details.

SRIP - Small Residential Income Property

TCAF -Tri-County Appraisers Forum, a local group that meets on the second Friday of the month at 9:00am at Denny's in Orangevale CA . For more information, contact

USPAP - Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice