Registration Opens for 2019 AI Annual Conference

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I’m proud to tell you that AI has established a terrific partnership with Freddie Mac that could help appraisers expand their business opportunities! Here’s more about that, and other news, from the past month.

AI and Freddie Mac to Teach Valuation of Manufactured Homes

The Appraisal Institute and Freddie Mac on March 6 announced a partnership targeted to help real estate appraisers when valuing manufactured housing.

The Appraisal Institute’s partnership with Freddie Mac will provide practical appraisal training to all appraisers, as well as specifically-targeted training and case studies to address manufactured housing valuation assignments for Freddie Mac’s CHOICEHomeSM.

Freddie Mac and the Appraisal Institute will offer more than 60 educational opportunities in classroom settings in nearly 30 states through November; online classes also will be offered. The first classes will be held April 16 (Dallas), April 23 (Atlanta), April 25 (Charlotte, North Carolina) and May 7 (Detroit).

Get the details about this fantastic partnership!

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Entrepreneur, Artist, Accident Survivor to Keynote AI Annual Conference

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I’m very pleased to tell you that the Appraisal Institute has selected an excellent keynote speaker for its 2019 Annual Conference! Here’s more about that, and other news, from the past month.

Entrepreneur, Artist, Accident Survivor to Keynote AI Annual Conference

Allison Massari – an entrepreneur, celebrated artist and executive coach named on the “Best Keynote Speakers List” by Meetings & Conventions magazine – will be the keynote speaker at the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference on July 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Denver.

As the survivor of two life-threatening car accidents, severe burns and a traumatic head injury, she exposes her personal journey from absolute loss, to forgiveness and understanding, and finally to success and a life beyond anything she could have imagined. Her message is focused on showing her audience how to find peace, purpose and happiness, and giving them the tools they need to rise above any obstacle.

I hope you’ll join me at the AI Annual Conference, which will feature informative speakers, numerous opportunities for networking, continuing education (with the chance to earn Appraisal Institute and state continuing education credit), an awards ceremony, exhibits of cutting-edge products and services, and abundant opportunities to explore Denver.

Learn more about the AI Annual Conference. Registration opens in late March.

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Appraisal Institute Updates Key Education Offering

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I’m pleased to share that AI has further enhanced its world-class body of knowledge!

Appraisal Institute Updates Key Education Offering

Registration is now open for “General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach.” I encourage you to check out this refreshed and revised course!

“General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach” is a practical, hands-on, 30-hour course that concerns two basic aspects of real estate appraisal: land/site valuation; and the development of the cost approach. Learn more about the program and register.

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