The Day the World Changed for Appraisers

It happened so fast, and it may take a while yet to fully sink in, but the world changed for Appraisers on January 1st...

Top 10 Marketing Tips for Appraisers

The appraisal industry in Canada continues to be competitive and it’s clear that traditional, tried and true marketing, is critical for survival. But the...

5 Tips to Keep Candidate Members Past Designation

"TRAIN PEOPLE WELL ENOUGH SO THEY CAN LEAVE, TREAT THEM WELL ENOUGH SO THEY DON'T WANT TO." Terry Brooke calls upon his experience as a Candidate, conducting Professional Competency Interviews, reviewing appraisal reports and numerous Candidate meetings to suggest 5 tips to help retain Candidate Members past their Designation.

Part III: The Direct Comparison Model (Quality Point)

(This post is Part III to the previous article “Part I: Standardizing the Direct Comparison Approach” and Part II: What You Should Know About...

Around the Globe

The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) continues to look for ways to advocate on behalf of its members and provide new opportunities to diversify their services. In June 2016 several new initiatives were announced by AIC as opportunities to provide new services to new markets.

Part II: What You Should Know About the Direct Comparison Approach and Were Afraid...

(This post is Part II to the previous article “Standardizing the Direct Comparison Approach) The DCA is described as an approach. The dictionary describes an...

Part I: Standardizing the Direct Comparison Approach

This article will be posted in three parts: Part 1: Rationale for standardizing the DCA in terms of the actual adjustment process. Part 2: Fundamentals of the DCA and the traditional format it follows. Part 3: Implementation of the only DCA method found that follows the traditional DCA format, and allows each appraiser to explore his or her data.

There is not a ‘one size fits all’ housing policy that the federal government...

There is not a ‘one size fits all’ housing policy that the federal government can implement Proceed ahead with serious caution and much consultation.

Students and Candidates: 5 Ways to Connect with other Appraisers

A new AIC member offers some encouragement and practical suggestions for networking and building new contacts in the appraisal profession.

Seven Myths and Realities of Residential Appraisals: Do You Know the Facts?

There is an overall misunderstanding about how an appraiser arrives at a market value, sometimes leading to a misconception that "the appraiser killed the deal". This article will debunk these myths and provide additional insight and perspective from a designated appraiser’s point of view.