4 Social Media Tips for Appraisers

Appraisers who already participate in the social media space know the benefits for their business. But, how about those who haven’t started, or want to expand their current efforts?

Beyond standard posting and sharing, there are numerous ways social media can help enhance the reputation of an appraisal business. Here are four easy ways appraisers can successfully build, or expand, their social media efforts:

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Last Chance to Submit Proposals for 2019 Annual Conference

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Interested in presenting at the Appraisal Institute’s 2019 Annual Conference? The proposal submission deadline is almost here!

Last Chance to Submit Proposals for 2019 Annual Conference
The Appraisal Institute is seeking proposals by 5 p.m. CST Dec. 3 for presentations at its 2019 Annual Conference, July 22-24, in Denver. The conference theme is “Climbing Even Higher.”

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AI Seeks Proposals for Sessions at 2019 Annual Conference

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The Appraisal Institute has an excellent opportunity for valuation professionals and others to gain exposure at the organization’s biggest event of the year!

AI Seeks Proposals for Sessions at 2019 Annual Conference
The Appraisal Institute is seeking proposals by Dec. 3 for presentations at its 2019 Annual Conference, July 22-24, in Denver. The conference theme is “Climbing Even Higher.”

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Appraisal Institute Opposes Bills Raising Thresholds for SBA Loans

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I’m excited to report that the Appraisal Institute has once again enhanced its role as the valuation profession’s thought leader! 

Appraisal Institute Opposes Bills Raising Thresholds for SBA Loans

Once again, the Appraisal Institute’s advocacy efforts are at the forefront of the profession. AI urged the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 to turn back legislation that would virtually eliminate appraisal requirements for the Small Business Administration’s two largest loan programs.

In its letter to Congress, AI said the legislation – which passed the House on voice votes – may result in the elimination of nearly all appraisal requirements in one of the highest risk lending programs in the United States. AI will continue its opposition in the Senate.

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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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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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Deadline Nears for Online Registration

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If you’re planning to attend AI’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, in Nashville, Tennessee, you have just over a week – until July 8 –  to register online. I hope to see you there!

Deadline Nears for Online Registration 

Time is running out to register for the Appraisal Institute’s 2018 Annual Conference at the lowest available rate.

And due to high demand, rooms at the host hotel (JW Marriott) are sold out. But you can find a list of nearby hotels with great rates on the website.

Alison Levine, a best-selling author and mountain climber focused on leading teams in extreme environments, and Don Gossman, SRA, an appraiser and author who worked with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office to help break up a mortgage fraud ring, will be the keynote speakers at the Annual Conference.

 Besides informative speakers, you’ll find extensive opportunities for networking, education sessions (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, vendor exhibits and plenty of opportunities to explore Nashville.

Learn more about the AI Annual Conference and register before the midnight CDT July 8 deadline. Or watch the video.

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Deadline Nears for Online Registration

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I’d like to remind you that the registration deadline is fast approaching for AI’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, in Nashville, Tennessee. I hope to see you there!

Deadline Nears for Online Registration

If you’re considering attending the Appraisal Institute’s 2018 Annual Conference, you have just over a month – until July 8 – to register at the lowest available rate.

Alison Levine, a best-selling author and mountain climber focused on leading teams in extreme environments, and Don Gossman, SRA, an appraiser and author who worked with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office to help break up a mortgage fraud ring, will be the keynote speakers at the Annual Conference.

Besides informative speakers, you’ll find extensive opportunities for networking, education sessions (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, vendor exhibits and plenty of opportunities to explore Nashville.

Learn more about the AI Annual Conference and register today. Or watch the video.

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