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.

Appraisers Raise Their Voices to Bank Regulators

Here’s a chance to let federal bank regulators know what you think about their efforts to raise residential appraisal thresholds.

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.

Click here to learn more and to send your comments to the bank regulators.

Registration Opens for LDAC; Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Mark your calendars! The Appraisal Institute will open registration at 11 a.m. CST Feb. 12 for its 2019 Leadership Development and Advisory Council conference, which will take place May 15-17 at the Washington (D.C.) Marriott at Metro Center.

LDAC is an innovative approach to valuation leadership development and serves as an incubator of new ideas, while helping to establish an appraiser presence in Congress with a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill. Registered attendees who participate in the complete LDAC program will receive AI CE.

Learn more about the 2019 LDAC conference.

The Appraisal Institute also is offering sponsorship opportunities for LDAC. All money raised will be used to sponsor one of the numerous activities at the 2019 conference. A complete sponsor list will be published at the event and online.

Find more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Change Coming to AI Software Platform

You’ll want to take special note of this update. The Appraisal Institute’s current association management system – its membership database and customer relations management software platform – will be replaced in fall 2019.

AI’s investment in this new system is designed to enhance your experience and improve operational efficiencies. The new system includes a number of improvements intended to enhance your account management experience, provide new and improved self-service features and provide you with an integrated web experience. All of this will ensure that your interactions with the Appraisal Institute are simpler and more convenient.

AI professionals and other users will receive more information, including training, as the rollout date this fall approaches.

Other News Around AI

And here’s some more important news from the Appraisal Institute:

  • AI posted two new videos to its YouTube channel during the past month. One includes information about AI’s 2019 Annual Conference, and in the other, I share AI’s priorities for the coming year.
  • Be sure to save the date for the 2019 AI Annual Conference in Denver. The valuation profession’s biggest and best event will take place July 22-24 at the downtown Hyatt Regency. Registration is scheduled to open in March, so stay tuned for more information.
  • If you haven’t already done so, check out the latest quarterly edition of Valuation magazine, which contains timely and informative articles about relevant topics.
  • The Appraisal Institute continues to grow its social media activities. Be sure to follow AI on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.