In the next year, the Appraisal Institute will continue to implement its three-year strategic plan, which sets the parameters for the organization’s key decisions and outlines five core values: Distinctiveness, Innovation, Professional Responsibility, Advocacy and Leadership.
The future for residential and commercial properties shows that all lights are “green” for energy-efficient valuation. As green and energy-efficient buildings become increasingly mainstream, appraisers who are regarded as knowledgeable and experienced in this area of practice may find new opportunities for assignments.
The majority of construction firms of single-family homes responding to a McGraw-Hill Construction survey reported that more than 15 percent of their projects are green, with that number expected to rise to 84 percent by 2018. Green also is growing in commercial construction with 40 to 48 percent of nonresidential construction being classified in that category.
The Appraisal Institute is providing the tools appraisers need to hone their skills, to be recognized as leaders in green valuation and to provide clients with the most current information available.
The Appraisal Institute’s latest video is a reminder that online registration for the Annual Meeting closes July 3.
The video previews some of the many reasons to attend AI Connect July 27-29 in Dallas, Texas, including: [Read more…]
As 2014 draws to a close and appraisers prepare to put another business year behind them, it’s important they compile their tax documents.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, owners need to consider federal and state tax issues.
Determine a strategy
Whether it’s knowing how spending impacts tax bills, in which year to incur expenses or understanding accrual and cash basis, appraisers and other small business owners have a lot to consider to help ensure the creation of a successful tax strategy. [Read more…]
The Appraisal Institute recently invited Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, 2014 President of the Appraisal Institute; Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, 2014 Chair of AI’s International Relations Committee; and Frederick H. Grubbe, CAE, to discuss AI’s international efforts. They talked about AI’s growing global presence and outreach abroad.
AI: What is the Appraisal Institute’s global presence?
KW: Appraisal Institute professionals live and work in nearly 60 countries on six continents.
AI: Who are the Appraisal Institute professionals who live and work abroad?
LS: Appraisal Institute professionals outside the United States and its territories engage in a wide variety of practices, and many are highly credentialed.
KW: Nearly half of all AI professionals outside the U.S. and its territories hold the MAI designation.
FG: And organizations in at least four countries have expressed interest in AI providing its educational offerings, including China, Kuwait, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. [Read more…]
With 2015 just around the corner and mobile technology becoming more prevalent in the workplace every day, now would be a good time for appraisers to mobilize their businesses.
In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration says advances in technology are made each day that provide additional opportunities and challenges for small business owners seeking to mobilize their companies.
Market for mobility
One of the primary areas where small business owners, such as appraisers, can benefit from mobilization is marketing. Whether it’s making a website mobile friendly, communicating with potential clients via text message or engaging in social media, having a mobile marketing presence is a key to success in today’s marketplace. In fact, a recent survey found that 80 percent of small business owners are leveraging mobile technology for work. [Read more…]