I am honored to serve as your 2013 chapter president. I look forward to keeping the New Hampshire Chapter of the Appraisal Institute strong as we move forward in these changing times. Thanks are given to those presidents and board members that came before me. The chapter is in very good financial condition entering 2013.
The Appraisal Institute’s Candidate for Designation program was launched on January 1 and it is off to a great start. The Appraisal Institute projected that they would have approximately 2,800 candidates when they created the program last year. At the present time, the total number of MAI and SRA candidates surpasses that number which now exceeds 4,700 candidates. Richard L. Borges II, MAI, SRA and President of the Appraisal Institute recently wrote about the “Designated Difference” that many appraisers aspire to obtain by first becoming candidates for designation with the Appraisal Institute. After having attended the past two Annual Meetings of the Appraisal Institute, I can tell you that this concept is at the forefront for the Appraisal Institute. The requirements for obtaining either the MAI or SRA designations have always far exceeded that of the minimum requirements for state licensing. The Appraisal Institute plans to continue to elevate the education and professionalism requirements for the MAI and SRA designations. They will also be very aggressive promoting the “Designated Difference” moving forward.
This year our chapter is looking forward to offering several one-day classes where New Hampshire appraisers can conveniently obtain quality education hours. In addition, we will be offering five interesting two-hour seminars at our meetings which we now hold at the Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse on 118 Manchester Street in Concord. Please visit our website (www.ai-nh.com) for additional information on these class and seminar offerings.
Brian W. White, MAI, SRA
2013 President of the New Hampshire Chapter of the Appraisal Institute