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May 1, 2017 Be prepared: Have your property appraised before Mother Nature surprises you

Be prepared: Have your property appraised before Mother Nature surprises you Natural disasters and severe weather events pose a significant risk to many Canadians. In

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February 14, 2017 Beyond The Appraisal Report: The Appraiser’s Voice

There are at least two ways of inquiring into highest and best use. One is to study the concept in books and/or attend lectures and conferences. The other is to park yourself in front of a parcel of land and look deeply into what is happening on site and around.

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February 7, 2017 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 2015. 

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January 11, 2017 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 explosion

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August 30, 2016 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.

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August 26, 2016 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 the

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August 25, 2016 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.

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August 18, 2016 BREXIT and the Price/Value Equation

This article focuses on the impact on the appraisal industry of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) June 23, 2016 BREXIT Referendum vote to leave the European

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August 17, 2016 Part II: What You Should Know About the Direct Comparison Approach and Were Afraid to Ask

(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

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August 10, 2016 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.

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