Edward Cline SRA, AI-RRS, GAA, RAA, MNAA
Ed Cline (SRA, AI-RRS, GAA, RAA and MNAA) is the owner and Chief Appraiser of Ed Cline Appraisals - a busy appraisal office with ten full-time appraisers, two trainees and six support staff servicing Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. The office provides appraisals for both Residential and Commercial properties.
Ed is a Graduate of Clarion University holding a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He also has an Associate's Degree in Accounting from the Community College of Beaver County.
Appraising since 1986, Ed exceeds the appraisal industry's highest standards of expertise and professionalism and maintains the highest level of licensure available and exceeds all the mandated continuing education.
Ed is currently a Certified General Appraiser in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of Ohio. He is also the first appraiser in the Pittsburgh area to simultaneously hold both SRA and AI-RRS designations and is one of only a handful of appraisers with such designations in the country that is also an FHA approved 203k consultant. Ed has held a Certified General Appraiser designation within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since certification began in 1991 – with PA Certification number 264.
In addition to Commercial and Residential Appraisal, Ed also specializes in appraisals for litigation cases, and has served as an expert witness for cases involving condemnation, divorce, estates, right of way and other legal real estate matters. Mr. Cline has also been called upon as a consultant to help develop legal strategies in federal mortgage fraud cases, as well as state licensing cases.
Ed was the past President of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 2016 and is a past regional representative. He is a founding member and gold level contributor to the Coalition of Pennsylvania Real Estate Appraisers.
Mr. Cline often travels across the country trying to protect the best interest of the public, and is active in trying to prevent the next mortgage-prompted recession. He was also recently active in fighting against lowering the qualification standards to become an appraiser.
He was instrumental in starting the Residential Appraiser Project Team (RAPT) within the Appraisal Institute which was designed to promote the residential appraiser within AI and across the country.
Ed is a current member of the Re-Energize Pittsburgh Coalition, which is an organization that strives to increase access to energy efficient and healthy homes for renters and homeowners of all incomes within Western Pennsylvania.
Aside from Mr. Cline's significant appraisal credentials, he is also a consultant with extensive property rehab experience, a Certified Lead Abatement Contractor, and a licensed real estate broker. He is also a longtime real estate investor, the owner of Premier Property Management Services, and Maintenance Man Construction Company.
Mr. Cline has also been published multiple times with articles regarding the Appraisal Industry in WorkingRE Magazine:
“Dispelling Myth of Appraiser Shortage” – an article that questions the myths of the appraiser shortage in the United States.
“Training Success Stories” – an article highlighting the success of trainees that have worked under Mr. Cline’s direction.
“Appraiser’s Life: How Busy are You?” – an article discussing fees and meeting with the AQB.
"Are You Committing Appraisal Fraud" - an article addressing practices that can lead to appraisal fraud.In his free time, Mr. Cline enjoys staying active by lifting, biking, kayaking, riding quads and jet skis. He has also ran three marathons.