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Information and Resources
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 http://www.fanniemae.com. 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 www.naifa.com
BREA - Office of Real Estate Appraisers, the California state agency that sets licensing requirements and issues Appraiser licenses. Their web site is www.orea.ca.gov .