MAAO Fall Conference- September, 2016


I attended the Maine Association of Assessing Officers informative Fall Conference at Sebasco Resort for assessors, appraisers and other real estate professionals. A well-rounded collection of seminars was created by the Conference Committee led by Chair Bill Healey. The quality of the speakers and presentations was excellent. The educational offerings included, amongst others, How Assessors, Appraisers and Brokers Look At Residential Properties; Dangerous Buildings; Subdivision Laws; Cooperative Housing; Understanding and Using Public Sector Data; and Land Surveying and Flood Zone Interpretation. In other words, the three day gathering covered a lot of important topics in this field.

I was impressed with the high level of knowledge, experience and congeniality that this close knit professional group shows. There are several full length MAAO courses and seminars available for CMA credit and professional designation during the Annual Assessment Education week. Several of these courses would benefit appraisers who practice in this niche.