Entrepreneur, Artist, Accident Survivor to Keynote AI Annual Conference

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I’m very pleased to tell you that the Appraisal Institute has selected an excellent keynote speaker for its 2019 Annual Conference! Here’s more about that, and other news, from the past month.

Entrepreneur, Artist, Accident Survivor to Keynote AI Annual Conference

Allison Massari – an entrepreneur, celebrated artist and executive coach named on the “Best Keynote Speakers List” by Meetings & Conventions magazine – will be the keynote speaker at the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference on July 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Denver.

As the survivor of two life-threatening car accidents, severe burns and a traumatic head injury, she exposes her personal journey from absolute loss, to forgiveness and understanding, and finally to success and a life beyond anything she could have imagined. Her message is focused on showing her audience how to find peace, purpose and happiness, and giving them the tools they need to rise above any obstacle.

I hope you’ll join me at the AI Annual Conference, which will feature informative speakers, numerous opportunities for networking, continuing education (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, exhibits of cutting-edge products and services, and abundant opportunities to explore Denver.

Learn more about the AI Annual Conference. Registration opens in late March.

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Appraisal Institute Media Coverage Seen by Nearly 2 Billion

UntitledThe Appraisal Institute continues to represent the valuation profession in media coverage across the country, reaching an audience of nearly 2 billion in the last six months of 2018. The Appraisal Institute and its Designated Members were included in nearly 2,000 news stories in almost 550 news outlets between July and December 2018, garnering a publicity value of more than $1.1 million. [Read more…]

Appraisers Unite Against Increased Threshold Proposal

Single Family Residential BlogThey’re at it again. But this time you can help stop them – if you act by Feb. 5.

The federal bank regulatory agencies have proposed to increase the residential appraisal threshold level from $250,000 to $400,000, exempting nearly three quarters of residential real estate related financial transactions from appraisal requirements. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute Updates Key Education Offering

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I’m pleased to share that AI has further enhanced its world-class body of knowledge!

Appraisal Institute Updates Key Education Offering

Registration is now open for “General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach.” I encourage you to check out this refreshed and revised course!

“General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach” is a practical, hands-on, 30-hour course that concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: land/site valuation; and the development of the cost approach. Learn more about the program and register.

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Appraisal Institute President Outlines 2019 Goals

still2019 Appraisal Institute President Stephen Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, outlines the Appraisal Institute’s priorities for the year in the organization’s latest video.

As the Appraisal Institute continues to serve as the global valuation profession’s thought leader, the organization remains at the forefront of the most pressing issues facing appraisers today. [Read more…]

AI Opposes Proposed CRE Appraisal Threshold Increase

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I’m proud to report that AI is continuing its advocacy on critical valuation issues!

AI Opposes Proposed CRE Appraisal Threshold Increase

I hope you noticed that the Appraisal Institute joined 17 other organizations Dec. 4 in saying it “strongly opposed” the National Credit Union Administration’s plan to reduce the number of non-residential real estate loans requiring appraisals.

AI said it opposed the NCUA’s proposal to quadruple – from $250,000 to $1 million – the appraisal threshold for non-residential real estate loans.

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