The Appraisal Institute takes pride in its extensive body of knowledge. AI is the leading publisher of valuation literature; including topical webinars, periodicals, educational materials and more than 70 print and digital books. The variety of information that the Appraisal Institute provides reflects the depth and breadth of valuation practice and the organization’s commitment to lifelong learning and professionalism.
AI wants to make sure that anyone seeking information about the valuation profession is receiving the most up-to-date and useful information. The organization’s body of knowledge is remarkable, as it provides several resources for valuation professionals to learn and grow, during these challenging times and beyond.
To make sure that appraisers are utilizing the full body of knowledge, here are some of the resources that the organization offers.
Lum Library. The Lum Library is the best place to find thousands of articles, documents, industry research and more.
AI’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) page. The Appraisal Institute is dedicated to making sure appraisers have the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. On AI’s coronavirus page, valuation professionals can find news and updates from government-sponsored enterprises and agencies, as well as state news, Appraisal Institute resources and industry resources.
“Find an Appraiser” directory. AI’s directory helps users find AI Designated Members in their local communities.
Online store. The online store offers an extensive collection of books, periodicals and educational materials on the valuation of residential and commercial real property.
The Appraisal Journal. TAJ is the Appraisal Institute’s quarterly peer-reviewed journal that provides innovative and thought-provoking articles on a wide variety of valuation topics.
Valuation magazine. Valuation magazine is a quarterly publication that provides business tips, real estate developments and valuation updates.
Appraiser News Online. ANO is a weekly e-newsletter that focuses on industry news, legislative issues and market trends.
Residential Update. AI’s monthly e-newsletter discusses valuation news, regulatory news and industry news of importance to appraisers practicing in the residential market.
Washington Report and State News. The Appraisal Institute’s Washington Report and State News quarterly e-newsletter summarizes AI’s recent federal and state legislative, regulatory and related activities.
AI’s YouTube channel. AI’s YouTube channel showcases over 100 videos with topics ranging from coronavirus updates to consumer-oriented information. Additionally, AI’s Designated Members thoroughly explain their experiences as appraisers and guides others thinking of pursing a career in valuation.
Fact Sheets. AI’s fact sheets are very useful, as they provide essential information about appraisal issues and AI’s designations that are great resources for appraisers and those unfamiliar with how the appraisal process works.