Appraisers who become involved on key valuation concerns and who get to know local legislators can make a big difference on issues important to their profession.
That’s the topic of the On Point column in Valuation’s new 2020 issue. Valuation is the Appraisal Institute’s quarterly magazine.
The column from AI President Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS, addresses how the Appraisal Institute and the volunteers on AI’s Government Relations Committee are helping to shape policies in the nation’s capital. The article also explores how individual valuation professionals can help impact public policy at the local and national level.
Appraisers can help make changes by doing the following:
- Read primary news outlets on the latest appraisal issues.
- Maintain contacts with state and local officials.
- Learn who chairs the committees that have jurisdiction over real estate valuation issues.
- Plan a site visit with local legislators.