Joseph Traynor

Indiana Certified General Appraiser



Ball State University 1974-1976,
Business Administration 

IUPUI 1976-1977,
Architectural Technology


Indiana Broker#: RB14013645
Indiana Certified General Appraiser #: CG69100233

About Joe:

Joseph C. Traynor is the President and principal appraiser for Traynor & Associates, Inc.  Traynor & Associates, Inc. is a full-service real estate appraisal firm serving the entire State of Indiana.   The firm specializes in eminent domain appraisals and land development appraisals.  Significant projects over the past three years have included I-69 from Evansville to Indianapolis (5 sections), US 31 from Marion County to State Road 38, and the US 31 Kokomo Bypass.  The firm also provided appraisal services for The Red Line, The Purple Line, The Blue Line, Hoosier Heartland Corridor, and the Ohio River bridge projects.  In addition to appraisal services, the firm also provided litigation support where needed.   Joe has also provided appraisal services to numerous school districts across the State of Indiana.  

Joe has served as the 1996 President of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR) and as the 2001 President of the Indiana Association of Realtors.  Joe served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington D.C and the 2011 chairman of the Appraisal Foundation.  He was appointed to the Indiana Real Estate Appraisers Licensure and Certification Board by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2006 and has served as chairman of the board in 2008 and 2009.  Joe was appointed the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) in Washington from 2014 to 2019 and served as the AQB Chair in 2016 and 2017.     

Additionally he has served on the board of directors or as a committee chair of the Realtor Foundation, the Hoosier State Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, the Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.  He served as the 2003 Appraisal Chair for the National Association or Realtors.   Joe was the 2004 Region VII Vice President for the National Association of Realtors, serving Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.  

Joe has taught real estate and appraisal courses for various local, state and national Realtor groups, the Indiana Bar Association and the Indiana Builders Association.  He was a featured speaker at the Mortgage Fraud symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio in September 2007.  He has also written articles for numerous real estate publications and was a member of the Indianapolis Star’s “Home Team”, a panel of real estate experts who provided real estate articles to the newspaper.  

In 2003 Joe was named the MIBOR Distinguished Service Award Winner and two years later was named the 2005 MIBOR Realtor of the Year.  In 2006 he was named the Indiana Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year.  In 2013 Joe was named the Distinguished Service Award winner for the Indiana Association of Realtors.  He was also the recipient of the 2009 Edward L., White Achievement Award from the Appraisal Institute.  In 2015 he named the Distinguished Service Award winner by the Indiana Association of Realtors.  He hold the MRICS designation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Valuation and the GAA and RAA designations from the National Association of Realtors.  

Appraisal Continuing Eduction
Seminars Completed

  • Appraisal of Fast Food Facilities
  • Applied Sales Comparison Approach
  • The Appraiser’s Legal Liabilities
  • Rates, Ratios & Reasonableness
  • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis
  • Indiana Department of Transportation Right-Of-Way Seminar
  • Easement Valuation
  • Market Extractions
  • Environmental Issues Seminar
  • Subdivision Analysis
  • A.D.A. Act Seminar
  • PRO-JECT Financial Analysis Seminar
  • Marshall Valuation
  • Appraising Local Retail Properties
  • Appraisal of Industrial and Flex Buildings
  • Analyzing Operating Expenses
  • Partial Interest Valuation – Divided
  • USPAP Instructor Recertification 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022
  • Feasibility Analysis – Highest & Best Use
  • The Appraiser As Expert Witness
  • Maximizing The Value Of An Appraisal Practice
  • Understanding Limited Appraisals – General
  • The High Tech Appraisal Office
  • The Internet and Appraising
  • Appraisal of Local Retail Properties
  • USPAP For Brokers**
  • Single Family Appraisals **
  • 2-4 Family Appraisals **
  • Indiana Appraisers License Law*
  • The Appraisers Role in Zoning**  Seminar
  • Subdivision Demographics Analysis**
  • The High Tech Real Estate Office **
  • USPAP 2003 Update
  • Case Studies in Highest and Best Uses – Commercial 
  • Basics of Expert Witness Testimony
  • Appraising Auto Dealerships
  • Eminent Domain & Condemnation


     *Instructor       **Author & Instructor

Appraisal Course Work Completed:

Appraisal Institute

  • Standards of Professional Practice – Part A
  • Standards of Professional Practice – Part B
  • Condemnation Appraising
  • Course 550 – Advanced Income Applications
  • Real Estate Finance Statistics & Valuation Modeling

American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers

  • Capitalization Theory and Techniques – Part A
  • Capitalization Theory and Techniques – Part B

Society of Real Estate Appraisers

  • An Introduction to Appraising Real Property
  • Applied Residential Property Valuation
  • Narrative Report Writing Seminar Applied
  • Income Property Valuation

Professional Memberships & Designations:

  • MRICS – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • General Accredited Appraiser (GAA): National Association of Realtors
  • Residential Accredited Appraiser (RAA): National Association of Realtors
  • Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (Member)
  • Indiana Association of Realtors (Member)
  • National Association of Realtors (Member)

Professional Involvement

Appraisal Foundation, Washington, DC

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees 2011
  • Board of Trustees 2005-2012, Executive Committee 2007-2012
  • AQB Certified USPAP Instructor

Appraisal Institute – Hoosier State Chapter, Indianapolis, IN

  • Edward White Lifetime Achievement Award – 2009
  • Director – 2004-2009
  • Secretary 1991

Appraiser Qualifications Board, (AQB) Washington, DC

  • Board Member 2014-2019
  • Vice Chair 2016-2017

Metropolitan Indianapolis Board Of Realtors, Indianapolis, IN

  • Realtor of the Year 2005
  • Distinguished Service Award 2003
  • President 1996
  • Moderator Leadership Academy 2004-2005

Indiana Appraiser Certification and Licensing Board, Indianapolis, IN

  • Board Member appointed by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels 2006-2013
  • Chair 2008-2009

Indiana Association of Realtors, Indianapolis, IN

  • Distinguished Service Award 2014
  • Realtor of the Year 2006
  • President 2001
  • Regional Vice President, 1997-1998
  • Director 1993-2008
  • Moderator Leadership Academy 2007-2008

National Association of Realtors, Chicago, IL

  • Regional Vice President – 2004
  • Appraisal Committee Chair – 2003
  • Board of Directors 2000-2002, 2004


  • Co-Owner, Traynor Company Realtors, 1982-1986
  • Independent Fee Real Estate Appraiser since 1985, specializing in commercial, industrial, residential, special use properties, subdivisions, rural properties, easements and right-of-way takings including assignments for financial institutions, public agencies, government agencies, real estate developers, attorneys and individuals