Register Now for the 2018 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference

stillRegistration is now open for the 2018 Appraisal Institute Annual Conference, July 30 – Aug. 1, in Nashville, Tennessee!

In the Appraisal Institute’s latest video, 2018 President James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA, shares the exciting opportunities attendees of this year’s conference will have to learn, network and experience all Nashville has to offer, while staying in the brand new JW Marriott! [Read more…]

Warm Up to Winterization Projects and Keep the Cold Away

house in winterThe temperature is dropping and some areas of the U.S. already have seen snowfall, but it’s not too late for consumers to prepare their home for winter and potentially enhance their property’s value.

One easy way to save money and maintain comfort in the property is to address drafts. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, $200 to $400 of annual energy expenses could be lost to drafts, air leaks or outdated heating and cooling systems. Consumers should seal any air leaks and insulate old doors and windows to save money this winter. [Read more…]

Gain Experience and Knowledge with Appraisal Institute Education

stillThe Appraisal Institute’s newest video highlights the organization’s education offerings, including four different platforms that make it easy for valuation professionals to advance their knowledge and experience.

AI has been the leader in real property appraiser education for 85 years. The organization’s education assists appraisers in gaining the foundation and fundamental concepts and methodologies that help them stand out from their peers. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Advice to Potential Appraisal Institute Designees

UntitledThree Appraisal Institute Designated Members share their advice for valuation professionals who are considering pursuing an AI designation.

Michelle A. Alexander, MAI; Kenneth M. Konrath, MAI;  and Don R. “Randy” Scheidt, MAI, SRPA, SRA, share the benefits they’ve received and encourage others to dedicate the time and effort to obtaining the prestigious AI designations. [Read more…]

Live from the 2017 International Valuation Conference: June 11



ParsonsGeospatial Expert to Lead Closing Luncheon

Today’s closing luncheon speaker will be Ed Parsons, a London-based geospatial technologist at Google, who will discuss Google’s mission to organize the world’s information using geography. Parsons maintains links with governments, universities and research and standards organizations involved in the development of geospatial technology.

Post-Conference Brewery Tour Today

Attendees will get a taste of some local craft beers at the Brew Donkey brewery tour after today’s events. [Read more…]

Live from the 2017 International Valuation Conference: June 10


Valuation Standards Expert to Address IVC Attendees

TweedieSir David Tweedie, chairman of the International Valuation Standards’ Board of Trustees, will discuss his perspective of the volatility within the global economy and its impact on real estate markets at today’s networking luncheon. With his extensive experience within financial and real estate valuation industry throughout the world, he will outline the role of international standards and how valuation professionals are a critical component of mitigating financial risk. He will also share his views of the opportunities and challenges that the profession is facing. [Read more…]

Live from the 2017 International Valuation Conference: June 9


Physician/Explorer to Address IVC Attendees

MacInnisPhysician, scientist, author and deep-sea explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 International Valuation Conference today. A leadership and teamwork expert, MacInnis has led or participated in more than 50 of the world’s most important expeditions and has logged more time beneath the surface of the Arctic Ocean than any other scientist. He will reveal the primary principles of team genius – deep empathy, deep eloquence and deep endurance – and will demonstrate how these same principles can be used for valuation beyond borders.

Valuation Panel to Discuss Opportunities, Challenges for Appraisers

Leaders of valuation firms across North America will participate in a panel discussion today, where they will discuss regulatory challenges, the impact of technology on the valuation industry, and valuation trends.

Panelists include: Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of Atrium Real Estate Services; Colin Johnston, AACI, P.App, of Altus Group; Paul Morrassutti, AACI, P.App, of CBRE Limited; John Busi, MAI, FRICS, of Newman Grubb Knight Frank; and Ed Alegre, MAI, MRICS, of Colliers International. Peter Christensen of LIA Administrators and Insurance Services will moderate the panel.

Networking Night at Canadian War Museum Tonight

WarMuseumConference attendees will gather tonight for a “Countries and Cocktails” Networking Night event at the Canadian War Museum, which has more than 3 million military artifacts in its collection. In addition to networking and exploring the museum, attendees are encouraged to wear attire that celebrates their country’s pride.