About REAA

Before REAA, The Society of Real Estate Appraisers was active in the Sacramento area in the 1990s. The organization was dissolved and some appraisers joined the Appraisal Institute (AI), while another group joined the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA). Appraisers based in Sacramento became NAREA Chapter One. This group met at the now-closed Palomino Room.

In 2000, Chapter One decided to break away from the national organization and became REAA. The first membership roster included 105 appraisers. The president was Jim Trussas. The board included Jim Overton, Jim Morgan, Jim Bellavance (The Three Jims), Lou Below, Mark Copeland, Don Findlay Sr., Gene Fotos, Sharon Nixon, Gloria Shackelford, Susan Smith, Susan Chock, Lisa Krause, Pat Elder, and Vicki Keeler. This group met once a month with the longest tenure being the Hilton in Sacramento. The Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) attended meetings and encouraged REAA to become a course provider. The first speakers were John Brenan and Greg Harding. 

In 2007, Ann O’Rourke introduced Vicki Keeler to Curt Thor who headed up a group of appraisers in the North Bay area. Curt, along with Dana Adams Blake, Corina Rollins, Allen Kezer, and Mark Lindsay became the North Bay chapter of REAA. 

In 2008, Daisy Singh, Anthony Young, and Penny Woods opened the East Bay chapter. 

In 2009, Andy Anderson, Karen Bloem-Peyton, Carolyn Richards opened the Central Valley Chapter

In 2009, Phyliss Hess moved from the Sacramento area and opened the Victor Valley chapter that has since closed. 


REAA brings together California appraisers of all backgrounds, specialties, and skill levels.  Our resources can help keep you up to date, educated, and connected.  We provide discounted continuing education credits (including USPAP) to our members.

Our classes feature experts in a variety of fields including valuation methods, regulatory issues, appraiser liability, and changing USPAP requirements.  Sharpen your skills, make new connections, or give back by serving on a chapter board or volunteering your time and expertise with one of our educational or program committees.  Whether you have been in the industry for decades or are just starting out, there is an opportunity to grow in REAA!  
Chapters are run by a local volunteer Board of Directors.  If you are interested in learning more about volunteering for an individual chapter please contact info@reaa.org.


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