GRC Update: Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Board

On May 20, 2018, Governor Dayton signed into law SF 2991/HF2829, which establishes the Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Board (REAAB).  This seven-person board appointed by the Department of Commerce (DOC) commissioner will advise and provide best practices regarding real estate appraisers' licensing, public disciplinary matters, continuing education, and industry-related trends.  The first meeting is to be held in November 2018. 

The North Star Chapter’s Government Relations Committee (GRC) is diligently working for you, the appraiser, to improve oversight of appraisers' education, licensing, and external influences, and by further maintaining the public trust regarding the real estate appraisal industry.  We have successfully passed state legislation the last three years that has helped all Minnesota appraisers.  To continue the efforts of your Chapter’s GRC at the legislature, we need your support.  Please contact, GRC Chair Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS,  at for more information.

Government Relations Committee members include: Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS. RAA, MSSE (Chair); Brett Hall MAI, SRA;  Ray Vandeveer, SRA; Christine Mackaman, MAI; and Joe Ibach, MAI (North Dakota).