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AI Education

Appraisal Institute Education for every state of your career. Check out our list of offerings!

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.).


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...


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

Appraisal Institute National Update Bulletin

AI News

Upzoning Can Impact Appraisals, Places Emphasis on Highest and Best Use Analysis: Valuation Magazine
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:32:00 GMT

Many cities see upzoning as an effective way to expand affordable housing, but zoning changes can impact appraisals, so appraisers need to analyze the highest and best use of the property and land, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s second quarter 2020 issue.

Appraisal Institute Urges Swift Passage of Appraisal Portal Legislation
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 09:57:00 GMT

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers this month sent a letter urging swift passage of the Portal for Appraisal Licensing Act of 2020 in the 116th Congress, which would amend the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 to establish a por [...]

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Industry News

Commercial Appraisal Data Standards Released for Comment
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:30:00 GMT

The Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization, known as MISMO, on July 24 released for comment its proposed commercial appraisal data standards. The standards are intended to facilitate the exchange of commercial appraisal information, which is critical for underwriting and loss mitigatio [...]

Economic Recovery Ending, Another Slowdown Expected: JLL
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:30:00 GMT

The U.S. economy expanded in May and June, but by some measures it already is slowing down, according to data released July 20 by real estate firm JLL. Advance retail sales rose 7.5% between May and June, and industrial production jumped 5.4% during the same period, but consumer sentiment declined i [...]

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Upcoming Events

3rd Quarter Board of Directors Meeting
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:00:00 GMT
Leadership Development & Advisory Council
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:00:00 GMT
4th Quarter Board of Directors Meeting
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 00:00:00 GMT

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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

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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

State of the art commercial software products and support services to make your practice more productive

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

Gain leadership skills and experience by volunteering to serve at the local, regional or national level.

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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

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 if you have any questions.

Newly Designated Members

MAI Members

MAI Members

Charles J. Crawmer, MAI

Marie-Danielle Faucher, MAI

Jacqueline L. Hujar, MAI, AI-GRS

Pedro Davi Jimenez, MAI

Salvatore A. Louise, MAI

Jourdan E. Sullivan, MAI





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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



AI-RRS Members

AI-RRS Members

Warren C. Grover, SRA, AI-RRS



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Certified Residential and Commercial Staff Appraisers

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:45:33 GMT

Appraisals are real estate valuation puzzles and at PahRoo Appraisal and Consultancy, our appraisers solve those puzzles so that our clients can make confident decisions today that willtransform their tomorrows. And guess how many tomorrows we want to impact? 100,000tomorrows. Yes, you read that right. 100,000. We want to transform tons and tons of lives. If you’re bored with your current role and are looking for more, consider making a change and joining our team. Our appraisers are among the best in the field, focused on continuous growth and improvement, and thrive in a team environment. We’re currently looking for Residential and Commercial Appraisers to help us change lives. But we’re not looking for plain vanilla appraisers. Those are a dime a dozen. We’re looking for the Rock Star appraisers. Steven Tyler. Mick Jagger. Janis Joplin. Jon Bon Jovi. Pink. JustinTimberlake. You. Yes, we want quality reports. Every report. On time. Every time. That’s you? Awesome. There’smore. Do you have what it takes? See for yourself! ROCKSTAR QUALIFICATIONS Technical Skills: ● Holds a Certified Residential or Certified general Appraisal License in the State of Illinois; FHA approved. ● 3+ Years Appraisal Experience minimum ● Have a clean appraisal record (no appraiser blacklists) ● Bachelor’s degree preferred ● Expert knowledge and experience performing complex and high end appraisal assignments ● Have an understanding of local real estate markets throughout the market area of NorthernIllinois ● A reputation for writing clean, organized, and well-researched reports (our OperationDepartment will love you, so will our clients). ● Detail obsessed (even when things are moving fast). ● A thirst for knowledge and the ability to check your ego at the door and take constructivecriticism ● Excellent time and priority management skills—the thought of missing a deadline makes you cringe. It makes us cringe too. ● Thorough working knowledge of computer technology, appraisal software, mappingsoftware, laser measuring tool and County Record systems ● Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills ● Ability to travel within the state (possibly out of state too. There’s talk of a team meeting inFlorida). The People Skills: ● Ability to interact with integrity and a high level of professionalism with all levels of teammembers, management and clients ● Ability to provide strong customer service while processing complex transactions andperforming extensive research to resolve complex client issues ● Ability to work in a team environment, contributing to peers and learning from peers, aswell as work independently when remote ● Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills ROCKSTAR DUTIES Responsibilities: ● Independently balances a mix of appraisal assignments and review assignments,determines scope of work and report needs, and performs appraisals while meetingquality, service and production expectations. ● Completes exterior and interior property observations, narrative, full, and/or desktopappraisals, and appraisal reviews - regardless of transaction size. ● Understands and adheres to USPAP, PahRoo appraisal standards and regulatoryguidelines. ● Solves complex appraisal problems using recognized appraisal methodologies. ● Prepares restricted-use appraisal reports for tax assessment analyses. ● Attends weekly and monthly PahRoo meetings and participates in Daily Huddles. ROCKSTAR PERKS Benefits: ● Base salary plus commission; will also consider split fee ● Medical insurance ● Paid vacation ● Education reimbursements to support your professional development and careeradvancement. The “Fun” Stuff: ● A business, casual office that’s close to the highway and has plenty of parking ● An environment where each person has a voice and is encouraged to use it ● A team of really cool people who truly love their work and enjoy company swag ● A culture of celebration and recognition…did we mention that we like to get together forsocials ● A place to do the best work of your life and evolve yourself and your role into the bestversions of themselves  

Michael Hobbs

Field Staff Appraiser

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:08:34 GMT

CLAIRO - FIELD STAFF APPRAISERS (REMOTE) Clario Appraisal Network, Inc. is a full-service residential real estate appraisal firm comprised of highly experienced appraisers, providing the highest quality services across the nation. We specialize in real estate valuations for the mortgage lending and financial services industries. Clario is powered by Clear Capital’s unmatched technology platforms, service, and data, providing our partners with the insight to make confident financial decisions. If you are looking to work for a top-rated real estate valuation firm that prides itself with world-class customer service, quality control, and innovative technology application, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Christine Compton

Review Appraiser - Corps of Engineers

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 22:01:35 GMT

The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for an experienced appraiser to support our wide variety of appraisal and appraisal review needs. The Rock Island District manages over 1,000 leases for land uses along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and at Red Rock, Saylorville and Coralville reservoirs. Appraisals are required at many of these actions. The District also constructs civil works projects in partnership with local sponsors. Acquisition appraisal for these actions require review appraisals. The District also acquires for Federal use lands along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. The successful applicant should be familiar with acquisition appraisals using both State standards and Federal standards. We are looking for talented candidates who combine strong problem-solving and analytic skills. Highly qualified candidates will: • have a Certified General Appraiser License; • feel comfortable going into the field to inspect real estate assets; • interact with internal and external constituencies in a professional and courteous manner; • apply problem-solving and analytic skills to the development and reporting of complex appraisal and appraisal review assignments; • articulate reasoning behind recommendations for solution sets based on sound application of regulatory and policy guidelines; • exhibit robust time-management skills to manage multiple projects and priorities; • demonstrate consistent attention to detail in all work products, including analysis of applicable regulations to particular circumstances, written reports, and correspondence; and • have experience with acquisition appraisals using both State standards and Federal standards The Army Corps of Engineers offers a competitive compensation package, including an outstanding benefits package. Employee benefits include: • 10 paid Federal Holidays • Annual Leave – Our beginning employees earn nearly 3 weeks of annual leave (13 days). After three years, employees begin earning nearly 4 weeks of annual leave (19.5 days). • Sick Leave – USACE employees earn 13 days of sick leave every year, with the ability to carry over existing sick leave to following years. • Medical Insurance – Employees chose from a number of options to include Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), with 70% of premiums paid by the Government. • Dental & Vision – Our employees have access to the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). • Flexible Spending Accounts – Employees may contribute a portion of their salaries on a pre-tax basis to pay for health or dependent care costs • Long-Term Care Insurance – USACE employees are eligible to purchase coverage for themselves and/or eligible family members. • Life Insurance – Our employees are eligible for the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance. They may choose from the Basic Option(s) and three forms of Optional Insurance. • Retirement – USACE employees are covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) – A tax-deferred savings and investment plan with the same type of savings and tax benefits as 401(k) plans. USACE matches your contributions on the first 5% of your pay. • Alternate Work Schedules – Our employees may fulfill their 80-hour biweekly work schedule through flexible scheduling (with supervisor approval). • Advanced Education – USACE employees who meet eligibility requirements may compete for tuition assistance to further their education through the Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program. • Federal Student Loan Assistance – USACE employees who meet eligibility requirements may apply for up to $10,000 towards repayment of federally insured student loans through the Army Acquisition Civilian Student Loan Repayment Program. Interested applicants should contact Doug Nelson at 309-794-5742, or at USACE Rock Island District Attn: Doug Nelson Clock Tower Building PO BOX 2004 Rock Island, IL 61204

Douglas Nelson

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

Michael Hobbs

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 If interested, please submit your resume and one sample appraisal to Joe Pope

Joe Pope

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 if you'd like more information or a resume. Thank you for your time.

Kevin Brown


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+The Second Exposure Draft: Proposed Revisions to USPAP
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 4:00:00 GMT

Appraiser Standards Board Chair Wayne Miller and Vice President of Appraisal Issues Lisa Desmarais walk through the ASB's Second Exposure Draft. Be sure to submit any written comments to the ASB by July 30, 2020 for consideration. View the video and download the presentation.

To view full update login to the ICAP website.

+Webinar: Coronavirus Legal and Risk Issues for Illinois Appraisers
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 4:00:00 GMT

Coronavirus Legal and Risk Issues for IllinoisAppraisers 

This webinar featuring Attorneys Craig Capilla and Peter Christensen who address the special legal and risk issues concerning appraisers in relation to COVID-19. They cover: 

  • Whether appraisers have yet faced actual liability situations relating to COVID-19. 
  • The potential future liability impacts for appraisers that may stem from the crisis. 
  • Concerns about future liability in relation to appraisal work generally.
  • Examples of suggested language to consider including in appraisal reports. 

To view full update login to the ICAP website.

+Webinar: Guidelines and Requirements for Selection of Alternative Appraisal Reports for Fannie-Freddie
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 4:00:00 GMT

Best Practice Webinar on the NEW ALTERNATIVE Appraisal Reports for GSE’s and FHA

Trying to navigate the alternative residential appraisal forms and market conditions in the COVID pandemic? Then you must listen to this webinar featuring TJ McCarthy, SRA, ASA, IFA and Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, ASA.  This webinar discuss the guidelines and requirements for the selection of alternative appraisal reports for Fannie/Freddie/FHA.  This webinar also feature a section on market analysis – "Back to Basics": with Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, ASA. 

To view full update login to the ICAP website.

+Webinar: Free COVID-19 Real Estate Appraiser Webinar Presented by ICAP
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 4:00:00 GMT

Get answers about the best business practices and listen to a discussion about the challenges and concerns of appraising real estate during the  COVID-19 pandemic.  This webinar features Dr. Michael Ison the Medical Director of the Transplant & Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service, Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

This webinar also features a legislative update by ICAP's new lobbyist John S. Kamis of Turing Strategies.

To view full update login to the ICAP website.

+The State of Illinois entered “Phase 4: Revitalization”
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 4:00:00 GMT

The State of Illinois entered “Phase 4: Revitalization” of the “Restore Illinois” plan on June 26, 2020 under Executive Order 2020-43. This brochure is intended to address ongoing questions about permitted real estate services during Phase 4. While this brochure provides one resource for real estate professionals that complements and supplements the “Restore Illinois” plan, you are encourage you to review pertinent guidance and publications from the Governor’s Office, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

This guidence from the Division of Real Estate provides best practices as we move forward in reopening Illinois. Together we can ensure that the Illinois real estate industry continues to move forward as our licensees provide critical services to Illinois residents and consumers.

To view full update login to the ICAP website.

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In addition to our elegance, you will find state-of-the-art technology. Unlike most conference centers which charge you outrageous fees for equipment, these two conference rooms come complete with wireless internet access, computer data projection, audio and video conferencing, white boards, tablet PC's and document projection at no extra cost. We even include our on-site technology staff, ensuring your conference will proceed flawlessly.

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