An appraiser identifies and provides a value for various types of property. Appraisers fall under several categories of appraisal types such as personal property, real property, machinery and technical specialties, appraisal review and management, gems and jewelry and business valuation.
An appraisal is a professional appraiser’s opinion of value. The preparation of an appraisal involves research into appropriate market areas; the assembly and analysis of information pertinent to a property; and the knowledge, experience, and professional judgment of the appraiser. . Appraisals may be required for any type of property, including single-family homes, apartment buildings and condominiums, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial sites, and farms. The reasons for performing a real property appraisal are just as varied. They are usually required whenever real property is sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured, or developed. For example, appraisals are prepared for:

  • Mortgage lending purposes
  • Tax assessments and appeals of assessments
  • Negotiation between buyers and sellers
  • Government acquisition of private property for public use
  • Business mergers or dissolutions
  • Lease negotiations
All states require appraisers to be state licensed or certified in order to provide appraisals to federally regulated lenders. Some states require appraisers to be licensed or certified to provide appraisals for other parties as well. To become licensed or certified, you must pass an examination that is administered by your state’s appraisal board. Because state requirements vary, contact your state’s regulatory agency for specific requirements. The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation is authorized by Congress to establish the minimum requirements for Certified General Real Property Appraiser and Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser classifications, and the AQB provides recommended minimum requirements for the Licensed Real Property Appraiser and Trainee classifications. Descriptions for the four categories can be found on The Appraisal Foundation Web site.

Appraisers who become designated members of the Appraisal Institute have gone beyond these requirements. They have fulfilled rigorous education and experience requirements and must adhere to strict standards and a code of professional ethics. The Appraisal Institute currently confers the MAI membership designation on those who are experienced in the valuation of commercial, industrial, residential, and other types of properties. The SRA membership designation is held by those who are experienced in the analysis and valuation of residential real property.

Gary M. Wade, MAI is a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of The Appraisal Foundation is authorized by Congress to establish the minimum requirements for Certified General Real Property Appraiser and Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser classifications, and the AQB provides recommended minimum requirements for the Licensed Real Property Appraiser and Trainee classifications. Descriptions for the four categories can be found below (more information can be found on The Appraisal Foundation Web site:

Appraiser Trainee:

Someone who is qualified to appraise those properties, which the supervising certified appraiser is qualified to appraise.

Licensed Real Property Appraiser:

Someone who is qualified to appraise non-complex one to four units having a transaction value less than $1,000,000 and complex one to four residential units having a transaction value less than $250,000. This classification does not include the appraisal of subdivisions.

Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser:

Someone who is qualified to appraise one to four residential units without regard to value or complexity. This classification does not include the appraisal of subdivisions. To be a state certified residential appraiser qualified to do appraisals for federally related transactions, a state must have requirements that meet or exceed this minimum standard.

Certified General Real Property Appraiser:

Someone who is qualified to appraise all types of real property. To be a state certified general appraiser qualified to do appraisals for federally related transactions, a state must have requirements that meet or exceed this minimum standard.

 

Gary M. Wade, MAI is a Certified General Appraiser in the States of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Our primary service area is throughout the NY – NJ – PA metropolitan region, including New Jersey’s Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Union County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County; Morris County; Somerset County; Ocean County; Philadelphia and Southeast Pennsylvania; and the five boroughs of New York City; Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Are you an MAI?

Gary M. Wade is an MAI Designated Member of the Appraisal Institute.

The MAI designation is held by individuals who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions. To pursue MAI Designated membership, one must be a general Candidate for Designation.

Are you qualified to perform appraisals for eminent domain or condemnation matters?

Yes. Gary M. Wade, MAI has extensive experience performing appraisals for partial and total takings and the creation of easements. Mr. Wade has also been a court appointed commissioner for eminent domain proceedings.

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Wade Appraisal, LLC is headed by an MAI Member of the Appraisal Institute.

Our primary service area is throughout the NY – NJ – PA metropolitan region including: New Jersey’s Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Union County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County; Morris County; Somerset County; Ocean County; Philadelphia and Southeast Pennsylvania; and the five boroughs of New York City; Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

We give our clients the highest quality advice possible.

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