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Resources for Accountants

The Appraisal Institute offers a variety of resources specifically for accountants, including:

  • Find an Appraiser online directory
  • AI publications and periodicals pertinent to accountants
  • AI education relevant to accountants
  • Information on how to join the Appraisal Institute as an Affiliate member

Find an Appraiser

Knowledge, Experience and Commitment to Strict Ethics and Standards

When you are looking for an opinion of value, call on a Designated member of the Appraisal Institute. Designated members holding the MAI, SRPA or SRA designations have advanced knowledge, years of proven experience and a commitment to strict ethics and standards.

Experienced Appraisal Institute Designated members who provide valuation for accounting and financial reporting can help accountants and auditors serve their clients. They have the ability to address matters in which real estate valuation plays a critical role, including:

  • Business combinations
  • Lease analysis
  • Impairment analysis
  • Liquidation valuation
  • Valuation for financial reporting
  • Valuation of entities held off balance sheet
  • Appraisal reviews
  • Date of death valuations
  • Purchase price allocation
  • Determination of useful lives
  • Residual values

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Appraisal Institute Books & Resources for Accountants

The Appraisal Institute offers a range of publications for accountants who are interested in learning more about valuation issues.


Apply today for Affiliate membership and receive a 20% discount on all Appraisal Institute publications!

Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal, 6th Edition
Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition
Appraising the Appraisal: The Art of Appraisal Review
Historic Properties
Business Enterprise Value Anthology
Valuing Undivided Interests in Real Property


The Appraisal Journal
Valuation magazine

The Y.T. and Louise Lee Lum Library

The Lum Library, funded by the Appraisal Institute Education Trust, provides FREE reference services in the subject area of real estate appraisal.

Browse the online catalog now!

Need more resources? Join now and receive full access to the library’s entire online catalog!

Appraisal Institute Education for Accountants

The Appraisal Institute offers a range of education that is relevant to accountants interested in learning more about valuation issues.

International Financial Reporting Standards for the Real Property Appraiser

Throughout the world, accounting standards setters are working more closely than ever on investor transparency and protection projects. Use of fair value in accounting is growing in many parts of the world, including certain segments of the property market in the United States. Use of fair value as a standard is likely to provide many opportunities for commercial real estate appraisers because the opinions of third party specialists are often obtained to enhance the credibility and auditability of financial statements.

This practical course will help valuation professionals understand the relevant parts of the International Financial Reporting Standards that affect the valuation profession, including the use of common standards, terminology, and definitions. By working through international case studies, participants will learn the procedures for conducting fair valuation of fixed assets for financial reporting and how to conduct a test for asset impairment.

Valuation in Challenging Markets

As the global economy continues to interconnect, it is increasingly important for appraisers and users of appraisal reports to understand how valuations are affected by economic, financial, and legal variables and systems worldwide. Further, it is essential for appraisers to know how property value can be accurately estimated in challenging markets within the framework of International Valuation Standards (IVS).

International Valuation Standards Overview

This course provides an overview of the standards that affect real estate found within the 2011 International Valuation Standards. A working knowledge of IVS will foster both ethical behavior and competent practice. By becoming familiar with IVS, international valuation professionals and valuation professionals with international assignments will gain a high level of public trust and confidence which benefits the real estate valuation profession in the USA and overseas.

(Note. These three courses comprise the International Valuation of Fixed Assets Professional Development Program. For more information about this program, please see the FAQs.

Become an Affiliate and understand the evolving appraisal industry!

Why become an Affiliate?

  • Get to know appraisal experts and become knowledgeable about the work they perform
  • Appraisal Institute benefits provide discounts on education and publications and other perks
  • Appraisal Institute publications like The Appraisal Journal and Valuation magazine keep you abreast of industry issues

Who can become an Affiliate?

  • Professionals in allied industries who do not perform work identified by the standards of professional practice, yet share in the interests and concerns of the appraisal profession.

What are the standard Affiliate dues?

  • National dues are $205 per year, but are prorated for Affiliates joining between January 1 and October 31. Affiliates joining after October 31 are charged full dues for the upcoming year.
  • Local chapter dues vary – please refer to the Affiliate application.

Questions? E-mail or call 888-7JOINAI (888-756-4624).

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