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4 Questions to Ask During a Restaurant Valuation

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jul 18, 2014 10:02:58 AM

The National Restaurant Association expects sales for the United States’ 990,000 restaurants to top $683 billion in 2014, indicating a considerable need for appraisal experience in this specialty market.

Appraisers working in the restaurant sector should understand and correctly use accepted valuation methods and techniques to develop a credible opinion of value for a restaurant — such as income-based business valuation methods. But there are four questions every appraiser can ask at the outset of a restaurant valuation assignment.

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Topics: Restaurant Valuation Tips

Why Valuation Professionals Attend the Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jul 7, 2014 3:19:55 PM

 

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Topics: AI Connect

Broker Price Opinions, Automated Valuation Models and Appraisals: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jul 1, 2014 1:51:47 PM

In the organization’s latest video, the Appraisal Institute invited 2014 President Ken Wilson, MAI, SRA, to discuss the difference between broker price opinions, automated valuation models and appraisals.  

AI: How do appraisals and BPOs differ?

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AI Supports Proposed AMC Minimum Requirements

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jun 27, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: 2014 President's Message

3 Advisors Appraisers Need to Run Their Business

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jun 12, 2014 2:10:12 PM

Real estate appraisers are often independent contractors in charge of running their own small business. Although it’s not always necessary for an appraiser to employ full-time, in-house staff to perform day-to-day business functions, appraisers can benefit from the services and expertise of three types of advisors to help ensure the success and growth of their business.

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Topics: Business Development

Why ‘Green’ Valuation Should Matter to Appraisers

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jun 4, 2014 8:53:07 AM

In the organization’s latest video, the Appraisal Institute invited Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, to discuss why learning about “green” valuation is important to appraisers.

AI: What is “green” valuation?

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AI Expands International Education Offerings

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

May 30, 2014 11:15:00 AM

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Topics: 2014 President's Message

Necessary Tools for Running a Small Appraisal Business

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

May 28, 2014 1:53:00 PM

For most appraisers, having staff to run business functions like accounting, marketing and human resources is a luxury found only at larger companies. Because most appraisers are sole-proprietors or small business owners, many of these typical business functions fall squarely on them.

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Topics: home office, home business, small business, small business resources, small business tools

Early Registration Ends June 1 for Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

May 22, 2014 2:06:06 PM

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How Consumers Can Work with Appraisers

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

May 15, 2014 2:26:21 PM

In the Appraisal Institute’s latest video, M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, AI president-elect, shares tips for consumers about what they can do to help ensure a credible, reliable opinion of value during the appraisal process.

AI: What can consumers do to help ensure a credible, reliable opinion of value?

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Topics: Consumer Information

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