VIDEO: 2017 Media Coverage of Appraisal Institute and Professionals Seen by More Than 1 Billion

More than 1 billion.

That’s the potential viewing audience for first half 2017 media coverage featuring the Appraisal Institute and its professions, notes a video of AI’s latest media highlights.

AI and its professionals were featured in 1,337 stories appearing in 544 unique media outlets that includes print, television and online. The potential audience was more than 1 billion with a publicity value of nearly $3.5 million.

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VIDEO: How Volunteering for the Appraisal Institute Helps Appraisers

Volunteering for the Appraisal Institute gives appraisers the opportunity to advance their careers, give back to the valuation profession and contribute to their communities.

The organization released a video in which David W. Binz, SRA; Rob P. Caringella, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Allen W. Gardiner, SRA; and Jean W. Moss, MAI, share the reasons why they find volunteering with the Appraisal Institute to be rewarding, including:

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5 Questions for Commercial Solar PV Valuation


The following is a guest blog by Timothy P. Runde, MAI, LEED APsolar_panel

Valuation of solar photovoltaic systems is emerging as a must-have competency for commercial appraisers, but developing a credible opinion of value can be challenging. Whether you’re new to solar valuation or you have a portfolio of valuations under your belt, here are five questions worth considering for your next solar PV assignment. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Why Valuation Professionals Volunteer for the Appraisal Institute

Volunteer_4Volunteering for the Appraisal Institute can be a rewarding part of a valuation career, say four AI Designated Members.

The Appraisal Institute released a video in which Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; Ivette Collins, MAI; Ron D. DeVries, MAI, SRA; and James L. Henderson, SRA, discuss how volunteering for the organization has [Read more…]

Key Lessons on Market Analysis and the Appraisal Process

guest blogger bannerBen image blog sizeThe following is a guest blog by Benjamin R. Sellers, MAI.

Market analysis sets the stage for the valuation of a property. If it’s not right, then the value of the property likely won’t be defensible.

Why market analysis is important

The market analysis section of most appraisal reports is often overlooked in terms of applicable data and analysis relating to the subject property and the market in which it competes. Too many appraisers take a “one size fits all” approach to this section.

Appraisers must recognize that the market is constantly changing, and that certain scenarios require a higher level of analysis to provide a credible report for the intended user. There is no fixed formula, and certain relevant criteria must be addressed in complex assignments.

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Defining the Appraiser’s Role in Arbitration

guest blogger bannerThe following is a guest blog by Paula K. Konikoff, JD, MAI, AI-GRS.

shutterstock_324390098Appraisers expanding their practices into the area of arbitration can expect to play one of two roles: arbitrators or expert witnesses.

They are most often engaged in arbitrations addressing rent re-sets required by ground leases, large space leases and net leases on whole properties. They can be retained as valuation experts, or they can be retained as one of or the only (sole) arbitrator.

In either case, the valuation expert is most often “acting as an appraiser” for purposes of complying with standards, either the Appraisal Institute’s Standards of Valuation Practice, or the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, commonly known as USPAP. This means that the valuer must comply with the ethics and competency requirements

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