Barry J. Shea has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Master of Science Degree in Business Education from the same institution.
Mr. Shea 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 1987 and in 1990 founded Ace Appraisal Services (now known as Barry Shea and Associates). He has been a New Hampshire State Certified Residential Appraiser (NHCR-13) since 1992.
Shea is a 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 University’s Laconia Center where he has taught several business courses. In addition he is an instructor for the Mid-West Appraisers Association.
Mr. Shea has held the IFA designation from the NAIFA since 1997 and has met all of the continuing education requirements to maintain the designation. He has served as that organization’s Regional Governor for the New England states and is a past president of its New Hampshire Chapter. He has served NAIFA on its National Professional Standards Committee and is the past chair of its Regulatory Issues Task Force. Shea is a member of the New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of REALTORS, the New Hampshire and National Associations of REALTORS, the Employee Relocation Council and a designated member (RA) of the Mid-West Appraisers Association.
In 1999, Shea served on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Temporary Examination Task Force, which developed the examination that must be passed by appraisers who would be accepting FHA appraisal assignments. More recently he has authored articles and a seminar and co-authored two other seminars for the NAIFA. Shea is past Chair of the New Hampshire Real Estate Appraiser Board. He is also an Appraiser Qualifications Board Certified National USPAP Instructor.
At its 2001 National Education Conference in Reno, Nevada, the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers honored Shea as Instructor of the Year. In 2007, the New Hampshire Chapter named presented Shea with its first Appraiser of the Year award.