Appraisal Institute Media Coverage Seen by Nearly 2 Billion

UntitledThe Appraisal Institute continues to represent the valuation profession in media coverage across the country, reaching an audience of nearly 2 billion in the last six months of 2018. The Appraisal Institute and its Designated Members were included in nearly 2,000 news stories in almost 550 news outlets between July and December 2018, garnering a publicity value of more than $1.1 million. [Read more…]

Appraisers Unite Against Increased Threshold Proposal

Single Family Residential BlogThey’re at it again. But this time you can help stop them – if you act by Feb. 5.

The federal bank regulatory agencies have proposed to increase the residential appraisal threshold level from $250,000 to $400,000, exempting nearly three quarters of residential real estate related financial transactions from appraisal requirements. [Read more…]

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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Appraisal Institute President Outlines 2019 Goals

still2019 Appraisal Institute President Stephen Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, outlines the Appraisal Institute’s priorities for the year in the organization’s latest video.

As the Appraisal Institute continues to serve as the global valuation profession’s thought leader, the organization remains at the forefront of the most pressing issues facing appraisers today. [Read more…]

AI Opposes Proposed CRE Appraisal Threshold Increase

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I’m proud to report that AI is continuing its advocacy on critical valuation issues!

AI Opposes Proposed CRE Appraisal Threshold Increase

I hope you noticed that the Appraisal Institute joined 17 other organizations Dec. 4 in saying it “strongly opposed” the National Credit Union Administration’s plan to reduce the number of non-residential real estate loans requiring appraisals.

AI said it opposed the NCUA’s proposal to quadruple – from $250,000 to $1 million – the appraisal threshold for non-residential real estate loans.

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4 Social Media Tips for Appraisers

Appraisers who already participate in the social media space know the benefits for their business. But, how about those who haven’t started, or want to expand their current efforts?

Beyond standard posting and sharing, there are numerous ways social media can help enhance the reputation of an appraisal business. Here are four easy ways appraisers can successfully build, or expand, their social media efforts:

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Last Chance to Submit Proposals for 2019 Annual Conference

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Interested in presenting at the Appraisal Institute’s 2019 Annual Conference? The proposal submission deadline is almost here!

Last Chance to Submit Proposals for 2019 Annual Conference
The Appraisal Institute is seeking proposals by 5 p.m. CST Dec. 3 for presentations at its 2019 Annual Conference, July 22-24, in Denver. The conference theme is “Climbing Even Higher.”

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