The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) was founded in 1938 and is the premier real property valuation association in Canada. It has been recognized as the Canada’s most authoritative voice in real property valuation. With approximately 4,800 members across Canada and around the world, AIC members offer clients a wide range of real property valuation services across a very diverse range of property types.
The AIC grants the distinguished Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute – AACI and Canadian Residential Appraiser – CRA designations to individuals across Canada and around the world. The designations recognize highly qualified individuals who have completed the AIC’s rigorous curriculum, experience and examination requirements.
In accordance with the AIC, an appraiser’s professional and ethical responsibility is to provide an independent and unbiased opinion of the value of the subject property. As a self-regulating body, the AIC has established ethics and standards to help ensure members fulfill their obligations to their clients and to ensure they maintain their skills. All designated appraisers with the institute must abide by the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (CUSPAP) promulgated by the AIC, which is the most accepted standard in the industry throughout Canada.
All designated appraisers with the institute must also abide by the AIC’s Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Ethics in undertaking any appraisal assignment according to the CUSPAP and be registered in the AIC’s mandatory professional liability insurance program.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) is a member-based association of more than 13,000 REALTORS® who live and work in communities from Whistler to Maple Ridge to Tsawwassen and everywhere in between.
Their members are experts in the real estate profession, including specialties like residential, commercial, investment, industrial, land development, rental property management, and strata management.
The Board advances and promotes the interests of those engaged in the business of real estate. The Board provide their members with the tools and education they need to give their clients the best possible service. The Board represent their members’ and the public’s concerns on issues involving legislation and the vitality of their communities at all levels of government.