Opinions of Value provides the appraiser perspective on developments in the valuation profession, insight on legislative and regulatory issues and outlook on industry trends.
The following is a guest blog post by Sharon Lynn, vice president, client relations, Valuation Management Group, LLC.
I’m excited to share some important information about AI’s review designations program, which is a significant milestone in our organization’s history.AI Selects Names for Review Designations
The Appraisal Institute’s Board of Directors voted October 30 to approve the review designations to be AI-GRS (Appraisal Institute – General Review Specialist) and AI-RRS (Appraisal Institute –Residential Review Specialist), and for the review designation program tocommence January 1, 2014. The AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations will be the Appraisal Institute’s first new designations in more than 20 years.
Beginning in 2014, AI will offer four new courses to address review designations. Review Theory — Residential and Review Theory — General are scheduled to be released in first quarter 2014. Review Case Studies — Residential and Review Case Studies — General are scheduled to premiere in July 2014.
While homeowners can’t do anything about the housing market when they decide to sell their homes, they can take steps to make the most of their appraisal.
In the organization’s latest video, the Appraisal Institute invited Robert “Bob” Dietrich, MAI, and Kyle Redfearn, MAI, to discuss the opportunities for appraisers in valuation for financial reporting, the challenges associated with VFR, how appraisers can reach out to potential VFR clients, and misconceptions about VFR.
Companies are striving to achieve smaller-but-smarter workplaces and using real estate more efficiently to positively affect their bottom line.
Real estate appraiser Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, and attorney Thomas R. Malapit, Jr., Esq. discuss ways appraisers help attorneys prepare for expert witness testimony in the Appraisal Institute’s latest video.
According to the Appraisal Institute’s 2013 Real Estate Appraisal Outlook, appraisers expect continued growth in mortgage lending appraisals as the real estate market recovery progresses.
AI takes seriously its role as the premier provider of education for the valuation profession, and in that regard is seeking to make an important change to its continuing education program.
Opinions of Value, the Appraisal Institute's blog, is seeking AI professionals, as well as other members of the real estate valuation profession and related fields to submit articles and blog topic ideas that are timely and relevant to appraisers.
The Appraisal Institute invited Robert E. Dietrich, MAI, and Curtis Graham, Esq. to offer advice about how appraisers can market their services to attorneys in the organization’s latest video.
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