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How Appraisers Can Improve Their Business

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Sep 18, 2014 3:10:21 PM

In the organization’s latest video, the Appraisal Institute invited Brenda Dohring Hicks, MAI, chief executive officer of The Dohring Group, a diversified real estate firm and Jeff Hicks, MAI, president of The Dohring Group, to discuss what appraisers can do to expand their own businesses while driving the profession to the next level.

AI: How can appraisers expand their businesses?

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Topics: Business Development

5 Tips to Stay in Business

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Sep 4, 2014 1:30:00 PM

Anyone who has started a business knows that it takes planning, money, motivation and passion. While getting a company off the ground is both exciting and challenging, it also takes a great deal of effort to keep the doors open.

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Topics: appraisal career, managing an appraisal business

AI Board of Directors Adopts Standards of Valuation Practice

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 29, 2014 11:17:53 AM

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Topics: 2014 President's Message

Save the Date for the 2015 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting!

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 22, 2014 2:59:31 PM

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Topics: AI Connect 2015

Is That All for the Mall?

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 14, 2014 1:03:00 PM

While some news reports have indicated that America’s shopping malls are on the decline, recent studies show that the vacancy rate for regional malls has decreased.

Glimcher Realty reported same-center net operating income growth of 4.3 percent and re-leasing spreads of 17 percent and that retailers continue to line up for space in the company’s malls, despite media reports about the property type’s declining fortunes. According to the Cassidy Turley Retail forecast for 2014, vacancy rates at U.S. shopping malls stood at 4.2 percent at the end of the third quarter of 2013, which is the lowest vacancy rate since the onset of the Great Recession.

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Topics: market analysis, shopping malls

Appraisal Institute Honors 8 National Award Winners

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 6, 2014 10:40:00 PM

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Topics: AI Connect 2014

Live from AI Connect 2014: August 5

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 5, 2014 7:56:18 PM

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Topics: AI Connect 2014

Live from AI Connect 2014: August 4

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 4, 2014 9:33:33 PM

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Topics: AI Connect 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting!

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 4, 2014 7:00:00 AM

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Topics: AI Connect 2014

3 Ways Appraisers Can Help Buyers of Vacation Homes

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Aug 1, 2014 10:47:36 AM

Vacation-home sales accounted for 13 percent of all transactions in 2013 — their highest market share since 2006 — according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. As growth in the equity market continues to benefit households, consumers are gaining the confidence to invest in second homes for recreational use.

When considering the purchase of a vacation home, buyers should enlist the help of a qualified residential real estate appraiser to help them evaluate the property’s investment potential.

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Topics: Recreational Property

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