Capital Update
January 26, 2012
Upcoming Education

February 28 - The Lending World in Crisis-What Clients Need Their Appraisers to Know Today - Fairfax, VA Click here for details.

March 21 - Litigation Skills for the Appraiser - Rockville, MD Click here for details. (One of three courses in AI's Litigation Professional Development Program. Upon successful completion of all three, designated members will be listed in AI's Program Registry - an excellent marketing tool for those seeking appraisal jobs in this lucrative area.)

March 22-23 - The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation & Testimony - Rockville, MD Click here for details. (One of three courses in AI's Litigation Professional Development Program. Upon successful completion of all three, designated members will be listed in AI's Program Registry - an excellent marketing tool for those seeking appraisal jobs in this lucrative area.)

April 17-18 - Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling (Co-Sponsored w/MD Chapter) - Linthicum, MD Details to come..

April 19 - Residential Applications: Using Technology to Measure and Support Assignment Results (Co-Sponsored w/MD Chapter) - Linthicum, MD Details to come..

April 27 - Thinking Outside the Form: Tools, Techniques, and Opportunities for Residential Appraising - Fairfax, VA Click here for details.

May 18 - Appraising the Appraisal: Appraisal Review-General - Rockville, MD Click here for details.

June 11-14 - Advanced Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use (Co-Sponsored w/MD Chapter) - Linthicum, MD Details to come.

June 18-19 - Real Estate Finance, Statistics and Valuation Modeling (Co-Sponsored w/MD Chapter) - Linthicum, MD Details to come.

August 15 - Evaluating Residential Construction - Rockville, MD Click here for details.

August 16-17 - Evaluating Commercial Construction - Rockville, MD Click here for details.

September 14 - Effective Appraisal Writing (Co-Sponsored w/N-VA Chapter) -
Dulles, VA Details to come.

September 19-20 - Advanced Residential Applications & Case Studies, Pt. I - Dulles, VA Click here for details.

September 21-22, 24-25 - Advanced Residential Report Writing, Pt. II - Dulles, VA Click here for details..

December 13 - 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course - Rockville, MD Click here for details.

December 14 - Business Practices and Ethics - Rockville, MD Click here for details.

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Share Your Website Bookmarks - Help Fellow Members                 

To better serve the AIDC community, we would like to add a "Favorite Bookmarks" section to the AIDC website. We're looking for any and all sources of information an appraiser might need to get the job done. If you would like to help out, please send the address of the websites you find most useful to info@appraisalinstitutedc.org. Thank you!

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In This Issue

The Lending World in Crisis - February 28
Don Boucher and New Board Kick Off 2012
Share Your Website Bookmarks - Add Value to Your Association
Welcome New Members

Want to Boost Your Income? Become a Designated Member!

The Lending World in Crisis-What Clients Need Their Appraisers to Know Today - Feburary 28

This revised seminar, previously released in 2005, titled What Clients Want Their Appraiser’s to Know, has been updated to reflect dramatic changes in the real estate market. According to clients, commercial appraisers are making the same error – providing little or no critical analysis – which in these times is even more critical now. Legislation will give appraisers more independence than ever before, but if the work product does not improve, many appraisers will find their appraisal volumes declining. Keep your clients satisfied and your assignments growing by attending this important educational program!

At the end of this seminar participants will be able to

  • Discover strategies to protect their appraiser independence.
  • Recognize and identify a market bubble – when does it start and when does it end.
  • Understand how to support a market conditions adjustment in a “bubble market” or a distressed (no new sales market).
  • Develop and report value opinions in a “bubble market” or a distressed market.
  • Detect when there will be an upward turn in a bust market; or a downward turn in a bubble market.
  • Recognize why your clients need you and why they might want to get rid of you.
  • Discover when you may want to fire your clients.
  • Handle external obsolescence whether it be temporary or permanent.
  • Determine what a good engagement letter should include.
  • Identify scope of work and competency issues.

Instructor:

Mark V. Smeltzer, SRA  (Top Rated!!!)

 

Schedule:

Registration begins at 8:30am.

Seminar is from 9am-5pm with a one hour lunch (on your own).

 

Registration:

AI Members:  $175 until 2/21/12; $200 thereafter

Non-Members:  $200 until 2/21/12; $225 thereafter

Click here to register online (login required).

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Don Boucher and New Board Kick Off 2012                                      

Over 70 AI members gathered at the Sheraton National in Arlington to celebrate the arrival of 2012, greet AIDC's new officers and directors, and thank the 2011 officers and board for their service. They also welcomed Sarah L. Watkins, SRA to the ranks of elite appraisers who have gone above and beyond the education and experience needed for state certification by becoming an Appraisal Institute Designate Member.


2012 AIDC President, Don Boucher, SRA presents SRA Certificate to newly designated member, Sarah L. Watkins.


2012 AIDC President, Don Boucher, SRA presents Plaque to outgoing 2011 President, Steve Santora, MAI


AIDC Past President Richard Harps, MAI Swears in the
2012 Board of Directors - Click here for the full board list.

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