Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers (BREA)

Licensed appraisers in California are supervised and regulated by the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. Their website is

  • www.brea.ca.gov
  • Appraiser licenses and their “good standing” status can be verified on this site.

    The Appraisal Institute

    For more than 75 years, the Appraisal Institute has been the world’s leading organization of professional real estate appraisers. The organization has led the way in fostering and promoting the highest standards of practice through its designation programs, peer review process and education, research and publishing endeavors. Denis DeSaix is a Designated Member (SRA) of the Appraisal Institute and has served as a Board Member for the Northern California Chapter. The national and local chapter websites contain useful information regarding the appraisal profession, appraisal standards, and commonly asked questions about the appraisal process.

    The Appraisal Institute’s national website is www.appraisalinstitute.org. The Northern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute website is

  • www.norcal-ai.org
  • Real Estate Appraisers Association (REAA)

    The Real Estate Appraisers Association (REAA) is a California-based organization of professional appraisers. Denis is a former president and board member of the East Bay Chapter, and teaches appraisal courses for the REAA school. The REAA website is

  • www.reaa.org
  • Appraisal Today News Publication

    Appraisal Today is a monthly publication that features industry news, interviews with significant appraisal stakeholders, and feature stories on appraisal practice and methodology. Denis is a contributing author for Appraisal Today, and his articles have offered best practices advice for the appraisal development and reporting process.

    The Appraisal Today website is

  • www.appraisaltoday.com
  • Denis DeSaix was recently interviewed by the online websiteBayAreaForSale

    You can find his personal interview

  • here
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