Four Appraisal Institute Designated Members shares why they think others should consider pursuing a designation in AI’s latest video.[Read more…]
The Appraisal Institute is looking to expand the role of women in the real estate valuation profession, and created an important new committee to lead that effort. That’s the topic of the On Point column in Valuation magazine’s third quarter 2019 issue.[Read more…]
When considering appraisers, many people initially might think only of residential properties. However, valuation professionals can offer a broad range of services to both commercial and residential real estate clients.[Read more…]
Have you changed your password yet? Appraisal Institute professionals and customers must change their passwords in order to access the My Account section of the AI website. It’s all part of the Appraisal Institute’s new association management system, or AMS, which launched Oct. 1. [Read more…]
By Douglas A. Potts, MAI, AI-GRS
As you might have heard, the National Credit Union Administration’s Board of Directors on July 18 quadrupled – from $250,000 to $1 million – the appraisal threshold for nonresidential real estate loans. Of course, increasing the threshold would drastically reduce the number of nonresidential real estate loans requiring an appraisal. [Read more…]
By Dennis A. Scardilli, Esq., MAI; Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS; & Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
RMAT? Huh? What’s a RMAT? It is USPAP’s referenced “Recognized Methods and Techniques of Real Estate Appraisal.” So, humor us as we explain the connection between RMATs and the Appraisal Institute’s Body of Knowledge.
The Appraisal Institute is excited to launch its new and improved association management system, known as an AMS, for AI professionals, staff and students. That’s the topic of the On Point column in Valuation magazine’s second quarter 2019 issue.
The column from AI President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, addresses what new enhancements will be made towards the Find An Appraiser search, “My Account” self service functions and education search. The “My Account” area of AI’s website will be completely new with improvements to the registration section, online store, membership and FAA profile.
AI professionals, students, customers and staff will be able to enjoy benefits such as:
- Increased user accessibility to data.
- Improved business processes and efficiencies.
- Integrated web experience.
- Self-service capabilities that will make interactions with AI simpler and more convenient.
By Benjamin R. Sellers, MAI, & Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS
Highest and best use analysis serves as the foundation on which market value opinions are built. If any deficiencies arise from the analysis, they expand into the valuation approaches, weakening the entire appraisal and its credibility.