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Appraisal Institute Discusses 2015 Priorities in Latest YouTube Video

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jan 22, 2015 12:00:00 PM

President M. Lance Coyle, MAI, SRA, discusses the Appraisal Institute’s goals and priorities for 2015 to grow the organization’s role as a leader in the valuation profession. Among the goals outlined in the video are:

 Watch the YouTube video to learn more.

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Topics: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practi, Appraisal Institute, AI designation, International Center for Valuation Certification, AI professionals, 2015 President M. Lance Coyle

Appraisal Institute: Propelling the Profession Forward

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Jan 2, 2015 11:15:59 AM

Many Americans are familiar with the term “real estate appraisal,” and what that has meant in their personal experiences. However, most may be surprised to learn about the deep and various expertise held by Appraisal Institute Designated members.

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Topics: Appraisal Institute, AI designation, AI professionals, About AI

2015 Annual Meeting Speaking Proposals Due December 31

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Dec 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

2015 Annual Meeting Speaking Proposals Due December 31
The Appraisal Institute is seeking proposals by December 31 for panel sessions and presentations for its 2015 Annual Meeting, which will be held July 27-29 in Dallas.

AI Connect is looking for talented and highly skilled speakers who can address issues and topics of interest to the valuation profession. All panels/presentations will be assigned to one or more of the following tracks:

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • General
  • Institutional Client
  • Attorney Client

Learn more about submitting a presentation.

AI Enhances Thought Leadership, Attends Key Industry Events
In keeping with the Appraisal Institute’s commitment to convey its thought leadership to valuation professionals and others, I was joined by Vice President Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, at the Union of Pan American Valuers’ meeting, December 1-3, in Santiago, Chile. I also attended meetings in Washington, DC, December 15-16, with several federal agency chief appraisers, as well as an entire day at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission meeting with SEC commissioners, staff and the newly-appointed chief accountant. I also humbly represented AI at the memorial service for AIREA past president Peter Bowes, MAI. Peter was an outstanding leader in the valuation profession and he will be missed.

Other News Around AI

And here’s some other important news from the Appraisal Institute:

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Topics: 2014 President's Message

Tips for Year-end Tax Preparation

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Dec 11, 2014 11:02:03 AM

As 2014 draws to a close and appraisers prepare to put another business year behind them, it’s important they compile their tax documents.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, owners need to consider federal and state tax issues.

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Topics: appraisal business tips, appraiser tax tips

Taking Valuation Abroad

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Dec 2, 2014 12:06:00 PM

The Appraisal Institute recently invited Ken P. Wilson, MAI, SRA, 2014 President of the Appraisal Institute; Leslie P. Sellers, MAI, SRA, 2014 Chair of AI’s International Relations Committee; and Frederick H. Grubbe, CAE, to discuss AI’s international efforts. They talked about AI’s growing global presence and outreach abroad.

AI: What is the Appraisal Institute’s global presence?

KW: Appraisal Institute professionals live and work in nearly 60 countries on six continents.

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Appraisal Institute Adopts 2015 Budget

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Nov 28, 2014 11:00:00 AM


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Topics: 2014 President's Message, International Center for Valuation Certification, ICVC

Tips for Mobilizing an Appraisal Business

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Nov 13, 2014 2:00:00 PM

With 2015 just around the corner and mobile technology becoming more prevalent in the workplace every day, now would be a good time for appraisers to mobilize their businesses.

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Topics: mobile technology for appraisers, appraisal business tips

AI Seeks Proposals for 2015 Annual Meeting Educational Sessions

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Oct 31, 2014 11:00:00 AM


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Topics: Appraisal Institute Annual Meeting, 2014 President's Message, AI Connect 2015

What is the Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation?

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Oct 24, 2014 9:37:00 AM

In the organization’s latest video, the Appraisal Institute invited Robin D. Czarnecki-Griffin, SRA, 2014 President of the Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation, to discuss AIRF, what it does and why it was formed.

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Tips for Appraising Gifted Real Estate

Posted by Appraisal Institute Staff

Oct 9, 2014 2:12:30 PM

According to the annual report from Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School, charitable giving in the U.S. rose to an all-time record in 2013 to more than $335 billion.

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Topics: gifting real estate, appraisals for donated real estate

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