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Why Join NAIFA?

Why join the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers?

Everyone who earns a living in the real estate appraising profession should belong to the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers. The National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers provides solutions for today’s professional appraiser. NAIFA’s objective is to raise the standards of the appraisal profession, gain recognition for its members as qualified professionals and to promote fellowship among appraisers.


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NAIFA offers a variety of memberships, benefits, and opportunities. Click the links below for details.

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Benefits of Membership


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6 reasons to join a professional association:

Build Skills: Take advantage of our educational opportunities and the experience of fellow appraisers to develop your own skills and value to clients, regardless of your level of experience.

Network: Expand your professional network to include prospective clients appraising colleagues. Regardless of the size of your business, your value as an appraisal professional grows with the size of your network.

Build Your Business: Improved appraising skills, increased visibility, and an expanded professional network through NAIFA helps grow your business. Our free Find an Appraiser and Order an Appraisal services connect clients to members and members to each other.

Increase Credibility: The various NAIFA designations reflect National standards of technical competence, client satisfaction, appraisal knowledge and behaviors, and adherence of high standards of professional conduct. Show your peers and your clients that you are a committed professional.

Get Known: Contributing your time and talent at local and national levels brings recognition by your colleagues for your professionalism and accomplishment. Volunteering on behalf of your profession or your community sends a powerful message that you consider the appraisal profession and not just a job.

Advocacy: NAIFA represents your interests as an independent fee appraiser in political and public arenas where it can have significant impact. Join NAIFA and support the profession.


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National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers - 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-321-6830 Fax: 312-673-6652 Email: