Urgent - ASA/NAIFA Merger Vote is Due Soon

September 25, 2017

Dear ASA members,

Many of you have asked whether the proposed ASA/NAIFA merger has impacts beyond the Real Property discipline. The simple answer is YES! While the most direct effects of the merger will resonate with our RP membership, the merger with NAIFA has benefits to the whole of ASA’s membership, including:
  • Increase in Dues Paying Members—The proposed merger would add several hundred full dues paying members to ASA, a substantial increase to both our RP membership and overall member base;
  • Increase of Available Resources—The increase in available resources to develop and distribute things such as education offerings will help everyone, not just RP members. Additionally, NAIFA has significant experience in holding courses at the chapter level, an added opportunity to bolster ASA’s overall educational profile;
  • Increase in Active Chapter Members—Speaking of chapters, NAIFA has a long tradition of supporting the local chapter system. By adding these motivated, local-focused members to your chapter activities will only improve the overall ability of each chapter to meet the needs of professional appraisers within your area;
  • Increase in Engaged Members—Finally, NAIFA’s members have engaged at all levels of the appraisal profession, from state appraiser licensing boards to positions with the Appraisal Foundation and its Boards.
A “Yes” vote for the merger is a vote to grow ASA’s overall opportunities to serve our members and the appraisal profession – not just the Real Property discipline. Votes are due by October 5, 2017.

As always, we welcome your questions by e-mail at [email protected]. We hope to earn your “Yes” vote, and to see you in Houston for the joint ASA 2017 Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conferences!