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Midwest Easement Seminar

This one-day (7-hour CE) seminar explores the issues of Right-of-Way Agreements and their impact on property value. Although applicable to a wide range of corridor types and uses, the primary focus of the seminar, for demonstrative purposes, is on easement agreements for underground pipelines (natural gas, oil, refined products, etc.).

AIERF

AI Education & Relief Foundation

The AIERF was born out of the 2018 union of the AI Education Trust and AI Relief Foundation in order to most effectively and efficiently serve real estate appraisal professionals...

USPAP

2020-2021 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

Appraisal Institute National Update Bulletin

AI News

Landscaping Can Have Major Impact on Property Values: Appraisal Institute
Tue, 12 May 2020 08:06:00 GMT

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today advised homeowners that improving their property’s landscaping can result in a significant return on investment when selling the home.

Appraisers Can Help Courts, IRS Navigate Conservation Easements, New Book Says
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:15:00 GMT

Governmental and judicial entities’ expanded oversight of the real estate appraisal process makes it imperative that those involved in valuing easement-encumbered properties demonstrate their competence to the Internal Revenue Service and the courts, according to a book published today by the Apprai [...]


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Industry News

COVID-19 Less Damaging to CRE than Great Recession: ULI
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:30:00 GMT

Commercial real estate markets and property values are expected to be less affected by a COVID-19-related recession than they were by the Great Recession, with the exceptions being hospitality and retail, according an Urban Land Institute survey, GlobeSt.com reported May 26. The survey noted an expe [...]

San Jose, California, to Fare Best During Pandemic: Data
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:30:00 GMT

San Jose, California, tops the list of U.S. cities expected to best withstand the effects of the coronavirus, according to real estate investment firm Nuveen, GlobeSt.com reported May 27. Nashville, Tennessee, and Raleigh, North Carolina, also topped the list. However, Detroit and Louisville, Kentuc [...]


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Instructor Spotlight

Tom Hamilton, PhD, MAI, CCIM, CRE, FRICS

Tom Hamilton, PhD, MAI, CCIM, CRE, FRICS is the Fogelson Distinguished Chair at Roosevelt University's Chicago School of Real Estate and founder and president of Karvel-Hamilton Real Estate Analytics. For over 20 years Dr. Hamilton has taught graduate and undergraduate real estate valuation courses, and for 30 years he has conducted valuation and appraisal services for the telecommunication and public utility industries and for numerous local and state agencies in the valuation of real property. Dr. Hamilton holds a BS, MS and a PhD (Real Estate) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS (Finance) from the University of Wyoming...

Jeff Jacobson, MAI, SRA

Jeff Jacobson, MAI, SRA is Vice President at Jacobson and Associates, Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting, in Sycamore, Illinois. During his 25+ years in the valuation and consulting of real estate, Jeff has extensive experience as an appraiser, consultant, expert witness, and investor. Jacobson is an approved instructor for the Appraisal Institute and the State of Illinois and actively teaches qualifying education courses including the Supervisory Appraiser/ Trainee Appraiser Course, Income Capitalization, among others. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in Business Management and Administration with a minor...

Joe Mags, Joseph Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS

Joe Mags, Joseph Magdziarz, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS has been an active instructor for AI for the past three decades. He was the 2011 National President and has served on the Education Committee in many capacities including Chair. Joseph is qualified to facilitate numerous courses and seminars.

Joe Wallace, MAI

Joe Wallace, MAI, is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner, at Praedium Valuation Group (PVG), which is headquartered in Chicago, IL. Mr. Wallace began PVG in 2001 and today the firm has a diverse service offering, which includes commercial valuations, residential valuations, litigation support and consulting services. PVG's clients include attorneys, developers, title companies, mortgage lenders and public agencies, as well as corporate and institutional owners and investors.

John Urubek, MAI, CCIM

John Urubek, MAI, CCIM has been an appraiser for 40+ years and heavily involved in the Appraisal Institute's educational system for more than three decades. He is now approved to teach all general level and all advanced level courses needed to become an MAI. On a national level, he has served on the Curriculum, Body of Knowledge, and Education committees. Presently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He is a recipient of the national President's Award and the President's Award for the Chicago Chapter. He was extremely honored when inducted into the Instructor's Hall of Fame for the Chicago Chapter...

Kerry M. Jorgensen, MAI

Kerry M. Jorgensen, MAI is an active real estate appraiser and owns a small firm in Utah. He has been an instructor for the Appraisal Institute for more than 30 years and has served that organization as a chapter president and on the national board of directors, as well as on numerous committees and project teams. He has authored courses and seminars and is a contributor to the current editions of The Appraisal of Real Estate and The Dictionary of Real Estate Appraisal. Among his awards and honors are the 2014 Armstrong-Kahn Award - For Outstanding Original Article in the Appraisal Journal, the 2015 Dr. William N. Kinnard, Jr...

Randall Neff, MAI, SRA

Randall Neff is a partner in Neff Valuation Group in Peoria, Illinois. Neff Valuation Group is a diverse practice that completes valuations of residential, multifamily, commercial and industrial properties for a variety of client types. Randall has been an appraiser since 1982, primarily involved in the valuation of commercial and industrial properties. He has been an instructor for approximately 20 years.

Member Benefits

Y.T. & Louise Lum Library

Enjoy 24/7 access to a world class research library. Select from thousands of articles, documents, industry research and more.

Find an Appraiser

Become a part of AI's comprehensive appraiser database that lists AI professionals from all over the world. It has become an indispensable resource to those seeking valuation services, as well as a source of business for appraisers themselves.

Career Center

Utilize the AI Career Center which serves as a resource for job seekers and employers alike, specializing in opportunities in the field of real estate appraisal.

AI Business Tools

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Education and Publications

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Industry Tools

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Annual Conference

Join your colleagues and AI thought leaders at this 3-day education conference and expo.

Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC)

The Leadership Development & Advisory Council (LDAC) is a group of dedicated appraisers who come together once a year in Washington, D.C., to formulate solutions to problems and challenges faced by the appraisal profession.

Chapter Leadership Program

Don’t miss this valuable, information-packed event. A must attend event for: Incoming chapter presidents (attendance required), Chapter Executive Directors, other Chapter Officers, Executive Council Members and Committee Chairs.

Communities of Practice

Discuss hot topics, exchange ideas, share documents and other resources, and stay connected to your colleagues.

Leadership Resource Registry

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Find An Appraiser

Search the Appraisal Institute's comprehensive appraiser database that lists professionals from all over the world. It has become an indespensible resource to those seeking valuation services, as well as a source of business for appraisers themselves.

This Directory lists real estate appraisers who are Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, or Practicing Affiliates of the Appraisal Institute.

Designated members who hold the MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations have met rigorous requirements relating to education, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding and ability.

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What Our Members Say

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute offers the best real estate appraisal education in the industry. The Chapter offers many gatherings, ranging from meetings, seminars, classes and social events which allowed me to meet and mingle with like minded professionals and expand my network"

-David Binz, SRA

"Being a designated member has opened many doors. I get inquiries from all around the country looking for work from MAI's. I have also made many friends and have enjoyed the classes and seminars. I think anyone involved in the real estate industry would benefit working with AI. The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is a comfortable facility with a friendly and knowledgeable staff."

-Bruce Darata, MAI

"CCAI has a proud history as being "the" innovative leader and influence in the Appraisal Institute. An aspiring appraiser cannot find a better environment or mentor network that encourage success. It offers outstanding opportunities in appraisal education and leadership. Many members have developed national fame for their specialties, published books and journal articles, seminars, and contributions to the profession. CCAI is truly a treasure. Nearing the end of my career, I personally realize the importance of CCAI in where I've been, what I've done, what I've learned."

-Richard C. Sorenson, MAI

"Whether just starting your career or already established, membership in The Appraisal Institute provides a wide variety of quality education options, consistently high ethical standards, and a variety opportunities to network with other appraisers, and related real estate and financial market participants."

-Karen T. Emerle, SRA

"Benefits of membership include up-to-date continuing education, opportunities to serve the appraisal professionals in the industry in various capacities, social interaction and access to a vast network of appraisal professionals. An MAI since 1984, and a member of the Chicago Chapter since1981, I strongly believe the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute could be an advantageous association for anybody who desires to be in the appraisal industry."

-Michael A. Wolin, MAI SRA

"The Appraisal Institute is the premier professional organization in the appraisal industry and the MAI designation is the most prestigious in the industry and widely recognized world-wide. The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute is an important appraisal industry organization that advocates for its members through educational services, legislative activities and social activities."

-John C. Satter, MAI

"Being a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has provided me with many wonderful networking opportunities with other appraisers from all over the country. Classes are offered at convenient locations both downtown and in the suburbs. The Chicago Chapter has provided me with an outstanding education through their vast offerings of qualifying education on my path to designation as well as continued education course offerings to help maintain my state licenses. I have made many great friends and colleagues at the Chicago Chapter, and am honored to be a part of this professional organization."

-Alexandra M. Meade, MAI, AI-GRS

"I joined the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute because of the excellent educational resources afforded members and the ability to speak with seasoned veterans of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. It is truly difficult to find fellow appraisers that truly understand the business and have such a depth of insightful knowledge. The Chicago Chapter is the proverbial North Star of chapters, in my opinion, as the depth of appraisal knowledge in the Chicago chapter runs from rural to urban properties and from nationwide to worldwide properties. Every commercial and residential appraiser would benefit from joining the Chicago Chapter just to be well informed and to have the ability to call a knowledgeable fellow appraiser for those complex assignments or insight into running a fee shop."

-Mark T. Gasick, SRA, AI-RRS

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has been a great source of education to advance my career in the real estate appraisal industry. It also offers many opportunities for networking with my peers, as well as serving the organization."

-Cameron Rex, MAI

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has established itself as one of the leading providers of appraiser education and training in the country, and actually the world. With the expansion and establishment of the four different designations, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS, education and training is more important than ever in the advancements of our careers as appraisers. Become a member of the Chicago Chapter and give some of your time and energy to make it great. It really is going to give back to you as much as you give to the organization and more. Whether it be sponsorships, or donations of time, it will make a difference in your life and career as an appraiser."

-Mark S. Whitsitt, SRA

"Prior to joining the Chicago Chapter, the leadership was very helpful to me, when I approached them with questions. So, I joined the chapter. Since joining, leadership opportunities have been made available to me that were not available at other chapters. I have also participated as a member. The members have been very supportive of me and helpful in my journey. I have enjoyed my time with the chapter members and hope to continue to do so."

-L. Stacy Letton, MAI, SRA

"As the owner of a small appraisal firm, I often struggle to find new opportunities to meet leaders and experienced appraisers in our industry. Becoming a member of the appraisal institute and getting involved in the chapter, has given me access to a vast network of these professionals, and has been the single greatest decision I have made as a leader, appraiser and a business owner."

-Sam Louise, Standard Valuation Services

"The Chicago chapter of the appraisal institute is a wonderful resource for continuing education and appraisal networking. I look forward to the annual conditions of the market seminar every year."

-Susan Z. Ulman, MAI

"Joining the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute was a defining moment in my career and over time has converted my business into a professional firm. The appraisal industry is changing and building strong relationships with other professionals is essential to staying ahead. Nowhere else can you find better real estate valuation experts."

-Kenneth J. Mrozek, Jr., MAI, SRA

"The Chicago Chapter’s website is my go-to resource in finding appraisers for my firm. In addition to being able to post available positions, I also can take a look at appraisers who are seeking work. This is a great resource available to Appraisal Institute members and affiliates."

-Kent D. Steele, MAI

"Becoming a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute provided me an opportunity to network, as well as, employment opportunities. The majority of my employment opportunities were due to membership and access to the CCAI website. The benefits are surmountable when it comes to membership discounts on courses, educational offerings, employment postings, scholarship opportunities, etc. The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute is a professional powerhouse for real estate appraisers and other professional organizations of real estate services."

-Barbara Neal

"I have found the instructors at the Chicago Chapter and the fellow members are extremely willing to help others in this profession to succeed. Their help extends beyond the classroom into ones daily business practice. The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute has provided me with the tools to help me be better prepared for the challenges facing our profession. CCAI has been and continues to be made up of people who recognize a need and are willing to work to fill that need to improve the organization or a fellow member, often at great sacrifice to their own to their own needs."

-John G McMahon, SRA, AI-RRS

"The local chapter has the most comprehensive and frequent CE and QE offerings available to appraisers. The Staff at CCAI always WOW's the membership in customer service."

-Keith Wolf, SRA, AI-RRS

"The Chicago Chapter of The Appraisal Institute provides one of the largest networks of appraisers in the US. To be a part of the Chicago Chapter has not only benefitted person growth but professional growth as well. I believe any company would benefit with working with the CCAI. With an extensive membership and networking opportunities there is no limit to the cross impacts between business. The CCAI values its members and looks out for their best interests. To be as successful as it has been year over year is a testament to the strength its community."

-Kenneth Konrath, MAI

"I feel honored to be affiliated with what I considered to be some of the best appraisers in the country. The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute keeps me up to date with issues and I stay informed of the changes in the profession, some I even had to privilege of participating in their development. The Chicago Chapter gave me a good foundation for my career and has sustained me as I near retirement. But, one of the most important benefits are the relationships I developed with other members of the Chapter that have created lasting friendships."

-Sharon Bagby, SRA

"The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute provides high quality professional education, industry support, interesting social events and chances to become involved and meet with other appraisers. If you are looking to expand your appraisal knowledge and network with other appraisers, the chapter is by far the best option."

-Keith Solomon, MAI

Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. To learn more about the Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s Scholarships visit this site. To make a donation or if you have any questions please contact Sarah Walsh at sarah@ccai.org.

Appraisal Institute Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by the Appraisal Institute Education Trust (AIET). To learn more about the AIET, visit the Appraisal Institute Education Trust. Or visit the Charitable Entities section to make a donation. Please email educationtrust@appraisalinstitute.org if you have any questions.

Newly Designated Members

MAI Members

MAI Members

Charles J. Crawmer, MAI

Jacqueline L. Hujar, MAI, AI-GRS

Pedro Davi Jimenez, MAI

Salvatore A. Louise, MAI

Jourdan E. Sullivan, MAI

 

 

 

 

SRA Members

SRA Members

 

AI-GRS Members

AI-GRS Members

Ibiyinka A. Aboyade-Cole, MAI, AI-GRS

Joseph J. Calvanico, MAI, AI-GRS

Jacqueline L. Hujar, MAI, AI-GRS

John R. Yast, MAI, AI-GRS

 

        

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AI-RRS Members

 

 

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Job Board

Posted Jobs

Residential Appraisers

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 17:08:33 GMT

Want to change lives? We’re looking for split fee residential appraisers to join the PahRoo Appraisal team. Our appraisers solve real estate valuation puzzles so that our clients can make confident decisions today that will transform their tomorrows. We’re looking for Rock Star appraisers. We want quality reports. On time. Every report. Every time. Our appraisers are among the best in the field, focused on continuous growth and improvement, and thrive in a team environment. So if you’re bored with your current role and are looking for more, consider making a change and joining our team! Contact our HR team at humanresources@pahroo.com.

Michael Hobbs
humanresources@pahroo.com


McHenry County Residential Appraiser

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 16:13:57 GMT

Praedium Valuation Group (PVG) is a professionally‐managed real estate valuation firm headquartered in Chicago. PVG is owned by Joe Wallace, MAI and Sara Chambers, SRA. We are a mid‐sized firm with both a commercial and a residential practice. We are currently looking to add part-time and full-time split‐fee certified residential appraisers to our team. Our appraisers each specialize in a defined geographic territory, and we prefer to keep appraisers within 10 miles of their home. We are looking for appraisers who currently live or work in McHenry County. Candidates must be proficient with WinTotal or ACI software and have their own E&O insurance. For more information on the firm, please visit www.pvgchicago.com. If interested, please submit your resume and one sample appraisal to info@rvgllc.com. Joe Pope info@rvgllc.com

Joe Pope
jpope@rvgllc.com


Commercial Bank - Risk - Real Estate Review Appraiser Senior - Vice President

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 0:53:32 GMT

Live Link: (Chicago, IL) https://jobs.jpmorganchase.com/ShowJob/Id/296777/Commercial-Bank-Risk-Real-Estate-Review-Appraiser-Sr,-Vice-President/ Job Description: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/ Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment. To establish adequacy of appraisals of complex residential properties for real estate related transaction decisions in accordance with internal policies/procedures, industry standards and regulatory requirements. Incumbent will engage 3rd party vendors to prepare appraisal reports on real property offered as collateral in connection with various transaction requests; will review and analyze reports upon receipt for compliance with Federal and State regulations including FIRREA and USPAP, as well as for reasonableness of value conclusion. Appraisals not deemed adequate require modifications and/or corrections by the appraiser or rejection of the appraisal by the Review Appraiser. Participate in monitoring market and development risks. Coordinate relationships with appraisers and provide appropriate guidance in order to ensure integrity of the valuation process. In conjunction with management, support the external audit process with additional information and clarification as needed. Participate in management meetings and assist immediate supervisor in managing the office operations and training less experienced personnel. Lead or participate in key projects (e.g. complex assignments, diversified duties and management of related assignments are typical) and specialized research. Sound judgment and independent decision making are required. Experience: • Bachelors or Master’s degree required • State Certified General Appraiser License required • Minimum 10 years’ experience appraising and/or reviewing appraisals of high-end residential property types for high net worth clients • Ability to analyze properties with extremely complex characteristics • Project and people management experience preferred • SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute or an equivalent advanced education is required Skills: • Strong analytical and writing ability • Strong oral communication and presentation skills are required • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and Appraisal Management software • Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service level deadlines • Deep knowledge of local real estate areas and neighborhoods and good understanding of other markets served • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and environment. Broad financial market understanding including underwriting and credit concepts • Demonstrated knowledge of high-end residential real estate types and borrowers • Demonstrated understanding of information technology and operational concepts, including databases, data management and workflow management • In-depth Understanding of various high-end residential construction types, flood/environmental hazards, earthquake and zoning conditions

Jeff Stephens
jeff.stephens@chase.com


Commercial Bank - Risk - CTL - Real Estate Appraisal Review Senior - Vice President

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 23:06:36 GMT

Live Link (Chicago, IL) https://jobs.jpmorganchase.com/ShowJob/Id/291623/Commercial-Bank-Risk-CTL-Real-Estate-Appraisal-Review-Sr,-Vice-President/ Job Description: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/. Our Firmwide Risk Function: Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment. Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE): Work with the best commercial real estate team in the industry! As the largest financial institution and multifamily lender in the country, JPMorgan Chase is looking for well-seasoned real estate review appraisers who want to bring their significant expertise and knowledge to a team that specializes in multifamily and commercial appraisal assignments, with a strong emphasis on multifamily product ranging from 5 to 500 units. We are dedicated to helping real estate appraisal professionals grow with our team. We will provide all of the equipment, training, data sources, and software for real estate review appraisers who have an eagerness and passion for ensuring that appraisal reports meet our strong quality assurance standards. This position will provide experienced real estate reviewers with an opportunity for professional growth within a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly-collaborative team. A successful candidate’s essential job duties include: • Performing reviews of appraisal reports for multifamily residential (5+ units) and/or commercial properties to determine the credibility of market values developed for financially-related transactions in accordance with internal appraisal policies/procedures, industry standards, and regulatory requirements (USPAP & FIRREA). • Using risk-based decisions, work with stakeholders to ensure that appraisal reviews are complete, accurate, adequate, relevant, and reasonable based on sound real estate appraisal methodology. • Learning and performing the administrative tasks that drive the CRE Appraisal Review process. • Continual development of local market knowledge and national real estate trends. Qualifications: • A 4-year college or master’s degree is preferred. • State Certified General Appraiser License (Commercial Positions). • Minimum 10 years’ experience appraising and/or reviewing complex multifamily residential, mixed-use, and/or commercial properties. • Significant experience appraising or reviewing for financial institutions is preferred. • Strong analytical, business writing, and oral communication skills are a must. • Computer/technology knowledge is required as well as a proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Office Suite). • Comprehensive knowledge or certification of Argus software is preferred. • National Review experience is a plus. • Ability to multi-task and elevate critical issues in a timely manner. • Must be self-motivated and manage time efficiently to meet service-level deadlines. • Strong critical thinking and problem solving. • Understanding of various construction types and mechanical systems as well as hazards such as flood, environmental, earthquake, and zoning conditions. • Ability to analyze properties with complex characteristics. • Superior knowledge of local real estate metro areas and neighborhood. • MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute or equivalent credential is preferred.

Jeff Stephens
jeff.stephens@chase.com


Residential Appraisers Wanted

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 22:21:44 GMT

Realpro Appraisals, Inc is a residential appraisal firm headquartered in the northwest suburbs. We are a small firm owned by David W Binz, SRA, looking to add part-time and full-time split‐fee certified residential appraisers to our team. Associate level/Trainee license holders will also be considered. Our appraisers specialize in a defined geographic territory and we prefer to keep appraisers close to home. We are looking for appraisers who currently live or work in Cook or Lake Counties. ACI software software is preferred. Applicants must maintain their own E&O insurance. The office utilizes Anow for workflow and team management. For more information on the firm, please visit www.realproappraisal.com. If interested, please submit your resume and one sample appraisal to davidbinz@realproappraisal.com.

Dave Binz, SRA
davidbinz@realproappraisal.com


Appraisers Seeking Positions

Associate Trainee

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 20:47:07 GMT

I'm trying to get my foot in the door of residential appraisals. If anyone is looking for a trainee at this point in time I'd love to talk more about the profession or any advice you might have to offer. I do not hold a trainee license at this point, I was hoping that by posting this I could first get some feedback and gauge if there is much interest for a trainee. Please email at Brownekc@gmail.com if you'd like more information or a resume. Thank you for your time.

Kevin Brown
brownekc@gmail.com


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CCAI is a proud sponsor of the Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals!

+ICAP comments on the impending Interim Final Rule that will allow real estate appraisals to be deferred for 120 days
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 4:00:00 GMT

ICAP commented on the impending Interim Final Rule that will allow real estate appraisals to be deferred for 120 days for certain real estate transactions.  The letter states that the differment could lead to several unsettling possibilities. 

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+ICAP COVID-19 Survey Results
Mon, 13 Apr 2020 4:00:00 GMT

ICAP released an online survey to our members with the goal of having everyone better understand how the COVID-19 crisis was affecting the lives and businesses of Illinois appraisers.  The survey wound up being forwarded to different parts of the country and we now have just short of 1,400 responses.  Thank you for taking the time to participate.  Clich here if you would like to see the details behind all of the survey questions.

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+Guidance For Appraising - VA Home Loan Purposes
Mon, 13 Apr 2020 4:00:00 GMT

The potential risks associated with the COVID-19 provides unique challenges in the appraisal process as VA fee panel appraisers may be required to access the interior of homes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has encouraged social distancing between individuals to limit community spreading of COVID-19.  VA will change the long-standing practice of requiring access to the interior of the home for certain types of loans and characteristics of those loans.

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+ASA USPAP Guidance for Real Property Appraisers – Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 4:00:00 GMT

ASA USPAP Guidance for Real Property Appraisers – Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues.  Note: All USPAP references are from 2020-21 Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

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+IDFPR Guidance on Essential Businesses and Operations
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 4:00:00 GMT

To help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, on March 20, 2020, Governor JB Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 (“Order”) requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes beginning on March 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  The following FAQs are intended to address ongoing inquiries on this topic from licensees and the general public.

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