Jim Amorin Hired as CEO

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Jim Amorin Hired as CEO

The Appraisal Institute announced Aug. 21 the hiring of Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, as chief executive officer. Amorin had served as acting CEO since August 2017.

Jim has unique experience and expertise from serving twice as president, almost eight years on the Executive Committee and nearly 15 years on the Board of Directors. He has a special understanding of the challenges facing appraisers and the profession and will ensure that all decisions are approached from the appraiser’s perspective. While many qualified candidates applied for the position, the AI Board of Directors decided Jim was the best suited for the position based on his experience, knowledge, skills and passion for the profession.

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4 Key Differences Between Appraisals and AVMs, BPOs

Home_Value1To help their customers, lenders might be tempted to choose a less time consuming and potentially lower cost – real estate valuation method than an appraisal. But while alternative valuation options – such as automated valuation models and broker price opinions – might be cheaper, are they better? [Read more…]

AI Joins 29 Groups to Promote Real Estate Careers

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I’m proud to share that AI has taken another important step in helping to secure the future of the valuation profession!

AI Joins 29 Groups to Promote Real Estate Careers

The Appraisal Institute on July 13 joined 29 real estate industry organizations, representing more than 10 million jobs, in announcing a ground-breaking collaboration to highlight the diverse career paths within the real estate sector.

The first initiative of this collaboration is a new all-inclusive website entitled Careers Building Communities, which allows students, educators, career changers and other stakeholders to navigate through the scores of career paths across all sectors of real estate.

Learn more about this important initiative.

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