VIDEO: International Valuation Conference Offers Wide Array of Educational Opportunities

UntitledThe Appraisal Institute’s latest video features Appraisal Institute 2017 President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, and Appraisal Institute of Canada President Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App, discussing the educational opportunities for attendees at this year’s International Valuation Conference, taking place June 8 – 11 in Ottawa, Ontario.

This is the first time in 13 years that the Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Institute of Canada will co-host an annual conference. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Appraisal Institute Announces International Valuation Conference Keynoter

StillIn the Appraisal Institute’s latest video, 2017 AI President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, shares details about the keynote speaker and provides travel tips for this year’s International Valuation Conference. The conference will be co-hosted with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and will take place June 8 – 11 in Ottawa, Ontario. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Appraisal Institute Media Coverage Seen by Nearly 900 Million Between July and December

srThe latest video from the Appraisal Institute highlights media coverage featuring AI and its professionals in the last six months of 2016.

AI and its Designated Members were featured in more than 650 news stories in 383 different media outlets across the country, garnering nearly 900 million views, for a publicity value of nearly $1.3 million. [Read more…]

VIDEO: Save the Date for the 2017 International Valuation Conference

UntitledThe Appraisal Institute and the Appraisal Institute of Canada will co-host the International Valuation Conference, June 8-11, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The latest video from the Appraisal Institute highlights the opportunities for valuation professionals from around the world at the conference, including: [Read more…]

Tips to Market an Appraisal Business

shutterstock_305401703Appraisers spend a great deal of their time working to provide their clients with credible and reliable opinions of value, but it’s also important to take time to market themselves and their business.

By investing the time to develop a marketing plan, valuation professionals have the opportunity to grow their business and potentially to expand their earning potential. [Read more…]

Live from the 2016 Annual Conference: July 26


General Session Covers Major User Perspectives on Appraisal

SmallAnnual Conference attendees learned trends, tips and advice from three top executives from TIAA, one of the world’s largest financial institutions in real estate. During the general session, attendees heard from Anthony J. Oddo, MAI, Douglas K. Hodge, MAI, and William A. Lane, MAI.

Hodge spoke about the important role farmland plays in feeding the world’s growing population and encouraged young appraisers seeking opportunities to consider working in rural areas, where there is a lack of qualified valuation professionals.

Later, Lane spoke to attendees and underscored the importance of communication between appraisers and underwriters. Throughout the presentation, the speakers underlined their preference to collaborate with appraisers who have the qualifications and high standards of Appraisal Institute Designated Members.

Attendees Explore Exhibit Hall

Annual Conference attendees have taken time to explore the latest valuation products and services on display in the Exhibit Hall. Nearly 475 attendees from across the country and around the world have come together to learn about the newest tools, technology and trends from the outstanding vendors at this year’s conference.

Networking Opportunities Abound

The Appraisal Institute Annual Conference brings together valuation professionals from around the world. While you’re here in Charlotte, be sure to take advantage of the opportunities to meet leaders in the profession and reconnect with long-distance friends and colleagues. A directory of registered attendees is posted online to assist in contacting new and old friends.

AI Hosts Cocktail Reception 

Annual Conference attendees gathered again on the exhibit floor Tuesday evening for a reception hosted by the Appraisal Institute. Attendees networked with their peers, explored the exhibits for the last time and entered into a raffle to win exciting prizes.

Wednesday’s Highlights

Attendees won’t want to miss Wednesday’s luncheon, which will feature the annual awards presentation by the Appraisal Institute Education Trust.

Later, the Annual Convention will come to a close with the AI President’s Gala at 6:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday in Symphony 1-4. Celebrate the valuation profession’s top practitioners as AI President Scott Robinson announces the winners of AI’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Service Award and President’s Award. After dinner, the North Tower Band, one of the south’s great party bands providing the best in oldies, beach and top 40 music, will entertain the crowd.

 Attendees Praise Annual Conference Activities

Annual Conference attendees have had great things to say about the first two days of this week’s events:

“The conference has proven to be extremely educational and very interesting. You’ll learn things that you don’t get a chance to at AI chapter functions or classes.”

Susanne Lyon-Josephs, Candidate for Designation

 “The best part of this event has been the camaraderie. I love what our organization stands for and I love the fact that we’re for the appraiser and to me, there’s nothing more important.”

Joseph J. Calvanico, MAI

 “This is my first time attending. It’s allowed me to interface with a lot of people from different parts of the country and I’ve had the opportunity to partake in other programs that I wouldn’t normally see in the area where I live.”

Mark Nadeau, SRA

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Live from the 2016 Annual Conference: July 25


Global Futurist Enlightens Attendees

Jack Uldrich – a best-selling author and global futurist focused on technology, change management and leadership – keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Conference, challenged nearly 475 attendees on Monday to become aware of how fast the world is changing, and to regularly take time to think about the future. He further encouraged appraisers to find a reverse mentor who sees the world from a different perspective, and to help those younger individuals get into the valuation profession.

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