USPAP Optimization

stillThe Appraisal Institute’s latest video features Paula K. Konikoff, JD, MAI, AI-GRS, chair of AI’s Professional Standards and Guidance Committee, discussing ways in which the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice has become more rules-based and created unintended consequences.

 In the video, Konikoff explains that USPAP’s hard-and-fast requirements can make the appraisal process needlessly cumbersome, can result in unnecessary cost and can make an appraisal report less effective for its intended use. [Read more…]

Deadline Nears for Online Registration

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If you’re planning to attend AI’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, in Nashville, Tennessee, you have just over a week – until July 8 –  to register online. I hope to see you there!

Deadline Nears for Online Registration 

Time is running out to register for the Appraisal Institute’s 2018 Annual Conference at the lowest available rate.

And due to high demand, rooms at the host hotel (JW Marriott) are sold out. But you can find a list of nearby hotels with great rates on the website.

Alison Levine, a best-selling author and mountain climber focused on leading teams in extreme environments, and Don Gossman, SRA, an appraiser and author who worked with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office to help break up a mortgage fraud ring, will be the keynote speakers at the Annual Conference.

 Besides informative speakers, you’ll find extensive opportunities for networking, education sessions (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, vendor exhibits and plenty of opportunities to explore Nashville.

Learn more about the AI Annual Conference and register before the midnight CDT July 8 deadline. Or watch the video.

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Nashville Has it All!

The 2018 Appraisal Institute StillAnnual Conference will be held in Nashville July 30 – Aug. 1. Attendees will be able to experience all Music City has to offer while staying in one of the best destinations in the country.

Music City was listed among Frommer’s “Best Places to Go” in 2017. Travel and Leisure’s “Best Places to Travel” in 2017 and Travelocity’s “Best Places to Travel” in 2018. [Read more…]

Deadline Nears for Online Registration

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I’d like to remind you that the registration deadline is fast approaching for AI’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, in Nashville, Tennessee. I hope to see you there!

Deadline Nears for Online Registration

If you’re considering attending the Appraisal Institute’s 2018 Annual Conference, you have just over a month – until July 8 – to register at the lowest available rate.

Alison Levine, a best-selling author and mountain climber focused on leading teams in extreme environments, and Don Gossman, SRA, an appraiser and author who worked with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office to help break up a mortgage fraud ring, will be the keynote speakers at the Annual Conference.

Besides informative speakers, you’ll find extensive opportunities for networking, education sessions (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, vendor exhibits and plenty of opportunities to explore Nashville.

Learn more about the AI Annual Conference and register today. Or watch the video.

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