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Appraiser Diversity Initiative

Appraiser Diversity Initiative

Interested in becoming an appraiser? Join the Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for more information on becoming an appraiser.

Conditions

2023 Installation Dinner

Join CCAI on Friday, January 20 for the 2023 Installation Dinner. This event to honor those that served in 2022 and will serve in 2023 will be at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, IL. CCAI will be providing all attendees the opportunity to get new headshots. This is a great opportunity to see some colleagues you haven’t seen in a while and make some new contacts.

scholarships

CCAI 2022 Scholarship Program

CCAI offers numerous scholarships for Practicing Affiliates and Candidates for Designation. Deadlines are March 1 and September 1.

2023 Schedule

The 2023 schedule is now on the CCAI and AI’s websites with many classes still being added. Don’t forget 2023 is a renewal year in IL, start planning your CE today.

Appraisal Institute National Update Bulletin

AI News

Appraisal Institute Announces Resignation of CEO Jim Amorin
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

The Appraisal Institute announced today that CEO Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, will resign effective Feb. 14, 2023. He will conclude five years of service as the organization’s CEO and is moving on to pursue other opportunities.

Ranch Properties are Grabbing the Spotlight, Appraisers Need to Understand the Land: Valuation Magazine
Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:00:00 GMT

Whether they’re meant as rural retreats or working agricultural operations, ranch properties of all shapes and sizes are in high demand. When it comes to appraising them, find out why appraisers need to start with the land in the third quarter 2022 issue of Valuation magazine.


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Industry News

Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Loan Originations Decline in Q3: Survey
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

After a strong start to the year, commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations during the third quarter were down 13% from the same point a year ago, MBA NewsLink reported Nov. 10. Originations in the commercial mortgage-backed-securities market were down nearly 75% from a year earlier, but [...]

Housing Key Concern as Military Return to Civilian Life: Report
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Sixty-four percent of active duty servicemembers returning to civilian life expect their search for affordable housing to be extremely or somewhat challenging, Freddie Mac reported Nov. 10 in its Active-Duty and Veteran Housing Landscape survey. However, 87% of respondents are aware of the benefits [...]


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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.

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Y.T. & Louise Lum Library

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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.

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Annual Conference

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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.

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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.

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Posted Jobs

QC Commercial Review Appraiser

Mon, 31 Oct 2022 14:14:39 GMT

Are you a detail-oriented person interested in a critical role in a rapidly growing company? We are expanding our team and looking for an internal review appraiser who is dedicated to helping others perfect their craft. This person will work directly with our appraisers to complete internal reviews of appraisal reports before they are delivered to clients and assist in quality control. A certified general license is required. Qualified applicants must be detail oriented, accurate, self-disciplined, and thorough, with excellent writing and verbal communication skills, as well as proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook. Please complete this survey to be considered for this position (copy and paste link into your browser): https://go.apply.ci/p/CYgxlJf9BnSgV9n60N3Q Salary: $65,000-$75,000 Benefits: • Health Insurance • Simple IRA with Company Match Responsibilities and Duties: • Internally review commercial real estate appraisal property reports • Communicate and discuss with appraisal team methodology, value conclusions, scope of work and other appraisal questions • Give guidance to appraiser on real estate appraisal techniques • Meet internal review deadlines Requirements and Qualifications: • An Active Certified General Appraiser License required • 5+ years of commercial real estate appraisal experience preferred • Ability to be self-disciplined and superior time management skills – this position will require both standard and non-standard office hours on occasion • Strong communication skills and responsive to requests • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail • Must have a thorough understanding of FIRREA and USPAP, and Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines

Robert DelPercio
rdelpercio@svsappraisal.com


Senior Appraiser GS-1171-13 Roster

Wed, 26 Oct 2022 14:22:08 GMT

This is a position of the senior appraiser in an IRS district office with responsibility for appraisal projects that are highly complex and controversial. Functions as a technical authority on issues requiring the application of new theories and standards to appraisal problems: not susceptible to treatment by accepted and established procedures; or no accepted or established appraisal procedures exist. The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position. Performs unique, often controversial, and precedent setting appraisals of real and personal property where the appraisal will have significant tax impact, affect large segments of taxpayers, and will involve intense public scrutiny, with potential to affect legislative change. Provides expertise to government attorneys on cases with probable litigation potential. Serves as expert witness in U.S. Tax Court or U.S. District Court. Personally performs appraisals and reviews appraisals prepared by recognized experts and authorities in the industry and other valuation specialists in the group. Conducts conferences with taxpayers, representatives, and experts to explain findings which are often vigorously contested. Prepares appraisal reports which represent the Service's position and documents conclusions with accurate facts and arguments for unagreed issues. Examines and appraises extensive property holdings in estate portfolios of prominent, recognized business, entertainment and industry leaders often widely publicized and intensely scrutinized. Serves as a team member on CEP and large business examinations. Identifies and develops significant issues which may be unusual and unique, subject to interpretation and may be adopted as the Service position in all similar cases. Issues are often complicated by numerous layers of related corporations and partnerships, self serving contracts and legal agreements, creative financing and conflicting economic or business options and alternatives. Observes and studies materializing trends in the appraisal industry and promulgates the application of emerging theory and methodology to affect changes in Service practice and policy. For more information, please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/job/683063900#duties



State-Licensed Certified General Appraiser – Chicago (& Surrounding Markets)

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 18:32:45 GMT

State-Licensed Certified General Appraiser – Chicago (& Surrounding Markets) Specialty Valuation Group (SVG) is a full-service real estate appraisal firm offering appraisal and consulting services for multiple property types throughout the United States. We are looking for entrepreneurial certified general appraisers to join our growing network of real estate professionals who share our passion for the appraisal profession. Our unique valuation platform provides built-in efficiencies, extremely competitive fee splits, health benefits, and a company-matched 401k program. Utilize our resources, back-office support, and team of professional appraisers to take your business to the next level! Contact us today to learn more about the Managing Director and Senior Appraiser positions that we have available in Chicago and surrounding markets. Job Description: • Independently prepares market value appraisals on real estate assets. • Prepares real estate appraisal reports from start to finish, including all appraiser responsibilities as well as performing detailed appraisal analysis in order to value real estate. • May mentor trainees and/or develop new client relationships. • Identifies value to be estimated by studying appraisal request, problem to be solved, and scope of the project, such as, mortgage financing, insurance replacement cost calculation, estate valuation, tax appeals, equitable distribution, corporate employee relocation, investment, or sale, identifying property characteristics. • Determines valuation method by selecting approach and techniques for valuing property, i.e., cost, direct sales comparison, and income capitalization, identifying property characteristics and attributes. • Researches and analyzes property information by collecting, verifying, and analyzing data regarding inventory of competitive properties, sales and listings, vacancies and offerings, absorption rates, demand studies, social, economic, governmental, and environmental characteristics, restrictions, encumbrances, covenants, contracts, declarations, special assessments, ordinances, cost and depreciation, income/expense and capitalization rate, history of ownership, and use of the property; conducting analyses and studies, e.g., land utilization, supply and demand, economic feasibility, highest and best use, marketability, • development, litigation support; searching databases; inspecting property; interviewing people in a position to understand the property. • Prepares appraisal report by describing physical and economic property characteristics, appraisal procedures used, and information analyzed; disclosing extraordinary assumptions, and hypothetical and limiting conditions; presenting supportive reasoning. • Maintains organizational reputation by conforming to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP); keeping information confidential. • Updates job knowledge by tracking current real estate values and property development potential, including land use restrictions; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations for the purpose of conducting accurate appraisals. • Contributes to overall organizational goals by adding to database, specializing in niche real estate markets, mentoring trainees, and engaging in client development. • Other duties may be assigned. • No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. • Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. • May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervise assignments of lower level employees. Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university required. • Must have a State Certified General Appraiser License. (Required) • A minimum of 3-5 years commercial appraisal experience. • Specific experience with special-use properties (i.e. gas stations, car washes, hospitality, etc.) commercial appraisal review experience and/or institutional review experience is a plus. • MAI designation preferred, but not required. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Strong organizational and analytical skills. • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable, and courteous service to customers. • Ability to effectively present information. • Requires average knowledge of financial real estate terms and principles. • Complete understanding of approaches to value of real estate assets. • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. • Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. • Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills. • Must be proficient in MS Word and MS Excel. Experience with Argus is preferred. • Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. • Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Compensation: • In addition to a great compensation package and extremely competitive production splits, Specialty Valuation Group offers employees: • Company Matching 401 (k) Retirement Program • Healthcare Insurance Program (Including Vision & Dental) • Ability to work remotely • Back-office support and training • IT Managed Team • Professional development • Access to national data services • Significant opportunity for advancement, with Director and Managing Director positions available in multiple markets. If interested, please send resumes to: info@specialtyvaluation.com


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Appraiser

Thu, 01 Sep 2022 13:53:27 GMT

Argianas & Assoc. (www.argianas.com), a 30+ year old firm headquartered in Downers Grove has an opening for an established house and small commercial property appraiser that does form reports. Although we are primarily a commercial/industrial and special-purpose real estate valuation/consulting firm, we have a large, diverse client base with many clients that at times have smaller properties for which form report appraisals are needed. Our current colleague handling these assignments is retiring and we need to replace him and we want to continue serving our clients for this division sector of our practice. This is a salaried plus generous fee split arrangement that includes I.T. support, PPO insurance, and a variety of other company support services. Please send email with professional qualifications in confidence to: Charles G. Argianas, MAI, President / Chief Appraiser Argianas & Associates, Inc., Headquarters | 5509 Belmont Road, Suite A, Downers Grove, IL 60515 Downtown Chicago Office | 200 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 1050, Chicago, IL 60606 Direct Dial: 630.487.2145 Email: cargianas@argianas.com Honesty | Integrity | Attention to Detail

Charles Argianas
cargianas@argianas.com


Certified Appraiser

Tue, 09 Aug 2022 15:20:05 GMT

We are seeking part-time Certified Appraisers to join the S&P Team. You will maintain the flexibility of an independent appraiser and dictate your work-load. S&P Appraisals, Inc. is a 25+ year-old firm that values long-term business relationships. Our support team is at your disposal and will help you become a better and more efficient appraiser. ACI and E&O are required. Please e-mail resume

Carmen J. Smith
spappraisals@sbcglobal.net


Appraisers Seeking Positions

Appraiser Trainee

Fri, 11 Nov 2022 19:43:06 GMT

Looking to join an amazing Appraiser Team as an Analyst/Trainee! I have years of professional experience in business banking, consulting, lending, etc. which I am determined to carry over to the appraisal industry. I am newly licensed in Illinois as an Appraiser Trainee and I can assist you with financial analysis/market data for client-facing documents and presentations while also analyzing market rates, expenses, comps and trends. Let's connect now before things get too busy (and you NEED someone like me on your team!) Teresa Blomquist 773-517-3157

Teresa Blomquist
teresablomquist@icloud.com


Appraiser Trainee

Sun, 25 Sep 2022 20:29:43 GMT

My name is Bridgette Hill. Currently, I have over twenty years experience in the capacity as a classroom teacher. I am sending this letter because I am transitioning into the profession of Real Estate Appraisal. Recently, I completed my Appraiser Trainee examinations at the Appraisal Institute in Chicago, Illinois and will continue taking classes. Moving forward I am seeking your advice as well employment from a Supervisory Appraiser therefore providing Real Estate solutions for the future. Thank you for your time and consideration. Cell 8473440719 Email Markii11com@gmail.com

Bridgette Hill
cusumbabe@yahoo.com


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+The U.S. Housing Shortage from a Local Perspective
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 5:00:00 GMT

Estimates of the number of missing homes vary widely, but one thing has become clear: While the housing supply shortage is a national problem, solving it is often a local one. In this report, Fannie Mae economists Kim Betancourt, Stephen Gardner, and Mark Palim examine the contours of housing supply for 75 major U.S. metropolitan markets in a way that might offer clues to addressing the housing supply crisis at the local level.

Read the full Housing research publication here  .

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+Annual Report FY22 - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Professional Regulation
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 5:00:00 GMT

Annual Report FY22 - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Professional Regulation

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+2022 Appraisal Survey
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 0:00:00 GMT

NAR Research conducted a survey of all 9,700 appraiser members and 50,000 randomly-selected non-appraiser members

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+Fannie Mae - Appraiser Update
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 0:00:00 GMT

September 2022 Fannie Mae Appraiser Update. In this edition, they explore the topic of competency. First, they focus on why competency matters and the important role appraisers have. Next, they dive into a discussion of how to gain and maintain competency. They also provide an update on the Appraiser Diversity Initiative (ADI) and introduce you to a few of the appraiser trainees who have been through the program.

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+Proposed Changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
Fri, 29 Jul 2022 0:00:00 GMT

Third Exposure Draft USPAP - July 26, 2022

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