Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS is a certified residential real estate appraiser in Chicago since 1989. She is licensed in Illinois. Her area of expertise is residential properties in Chicago, with a focus on condominiums, cooperatives and Planned Unit Developments (PUDs).
Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS is a national instructor with the Appraisal Institute. The Appraisal Institute (AI) is a global professional organization of real estate appraisers, whose mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the development of property economics worldwide. Maureen is the developer of Appraising Condos, Co-ops, and PUDs, an AI National Seminar that debuted in 2013, as well as a seminar reviewer for The Income Approach for Residential Appraisers, which also debuted in 2013. In 2011 she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.
Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS is an Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Instructor. USPAP are the generally accepted rules and standards established for professional practice in North America. "The purpose of USPAP is to promote and maintain a high level of public trust in appraisal practice by establishing requirements for appraisers. It is essential that appraisers develop and communicate their analyses, opinions, and conclusions to intended users of their services in a manner that is meaningful and not misleading." (lines 142 – 145, USPAP, 2016-2017 Edition, The Appraisal Foundation).
Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS serves as a member of the Illinois Real Estate Appraisal Administration and Disciplinary Board in the Division of Real Estate in the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation since 2010, as well as from 2005 through 2008.
Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS is frequently called upon to share her appraisal knowledge by giving lectures and training seminars to real estate brokers and agents, the lending industry, and crime prevention agencies. In 2007 she was a guest speaker at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation/U.S. Department of Justice 2007 Financial Crimes Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS has completed the Litigation Professional Development Program and is listed on the Litigation Professional development Program Registry on the Appraisal Institute's web page. She has served as an expert witness in state and federal courts.
Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS received her B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, in 1985.
Maureen Sweeney, SRA, AI-RRS