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Barry J. Shea, IFA

Barry J. Shea, IFA has been actively engaged in the real estate industry in New Hampshire since January 1983.  Beginning in Southern New Hampshire selling residential, small income, and commercial properties, he moved to the Lakes Region in September 1985 where in addition to the above he became active in the second home market.  He began appraising real estate in May 1987.  He completed numerous courses of study relating to valuation and evaluation of real estate including the required hours of qualifying education for residential certification. 

Immediately before his own firm in 1990, Shea was associated with Byse Appraisal Services in Laconia.  He has been credentialed by the State of New Hampshire as a Certified Residential Appraiser (NHCR-13) since certification was established in New Hampshire in 1992.

Shea is a Senior National Instructor for the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA).  He has also served as an adjunct instructor at the New Hampshire Community Technical College in Laconia where he has taught real estate, appraisal and general business courses and at Southern New Hampshire Universityís Laconia Center where he taught several business courses.  In addition, he is an instructor for the Mid-West Appraisers Association and a director, instructor and course developer for the Trans-American Institute of Professional Studies, Inc.

He has performed experience qualification reviews for two states.  Appraisal clients include various lenders, third-party relocation companies, attorneys and private parties.  He has been qualified as an expert witness in several jurisdictions. 

Mr. Shea has held the IFA designation from the NAIFA since 1997 and has met all of the continuing education requirements to maintain that designation.  He has previously served as that organizationís Regional Governor for the New England states as well as a president of its New Hampshire Chapter and as a National Director.  In addition, he is the past chair of the associationís Regulatory Issues Task Force.  He was the NAIFA member representative to the Educational Council of Appraisal Foundation Sponsors (ECAFS) for 2001 through 2004.  He also served as the NAIFA representative to The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC) from 2001 through 2008 and was the 2005 chair of that council.  He currently serves as chair of the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation.  Shea sat on the New Hampshire Real Estate Appraiser Board for approximately 5 years (2000 through 2005) and is a past chair of that board.  

He has also held the RA designation from the Mid-West Appraisers Association (MWAA) since 2004, and is a past member of the MWAA Board of Directors.  In addition, Shea is a member of the Lakes Region Board of REALTORS, the New Hampshire and National Associations of REALTORS, and Worldwide ERC (formerly the Employee Relocation Council).

At its 2001 National Education Conference in Reno, Nevada, the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers honored Shea as its Instructor of the Year. NAIFAís New Hampshire Chapter named him its 2007 Appraiser of the Year.

 Shea has also served on the Gilford, New Hampshire Planning Board, including several years as chair of that board.


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