MAREA was founded in 1993 with the gathering of 35 Michigan real estate appraisers who’s goal was to form a statewide association for the purpose of promoting continuing education opportunities for appraisers. Membership is open to all Michigan real estate appraisers; associate members may include other interested persons and organizations such as lenders and government agencies. Today, MAREA membership has grown to approximately 400 members.

Benefits include:

  • Substantial tuition discounts, including Michigan Law at no charge
  • Additional 10% early enrollment discount (30 days prior to class)
  • Timely informational updates
  • Expert support hotline for appraisal related questions: 906-428-3950
  • Referrals for appraisal work

Dues are $125 for one-year membership and $200 for two-year membership. Members are entitled to substantial discounts on tuition.

To become a member or to renew your membership, print the MAREA application, order online or call us at 906-227-2103 with payment information.

Please contact Tom Gilbert, MAREA president, at 906-428-3950 or, regarding appraisal courses and course content. If you have specific licensing questions, contact the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) at 517-241-9295. A wide variety of information is available at Appraisers may also use this web site to search for approved continuing education courses and review the continuing education credits recorded for their current licensure year.