Association of Real Estate Appraisers

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The Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CAREA) has a Facebook Group page for members only with discussions, announcements and occasional events.

Who are we?

The Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers (CAREA) aims to provide appraisers with an organization that provides regionally relevant continuing education opportunities, opportunities to exchange ideas and information with peers in an informal setting, opportunities to associate with appraisers having expertise in a variety of property types or geographical areas, and opportunities for other professionals to become acquainted with working appraisers.

CAREA is a professional organization formed in April, 1990. It is comprised of both residential and commercial real estate appraisers licensed by the State of Colorado, as well as others interested in promoting our profession. We are based in Colorado Springs, and serve the entire state.

To contact CAREA
or one of our members, please send an email using this link. We will respond to you as soon as feasible.  

Looking into becoming a real estate appraiser? 

Useful information can be found here: Real Estate Appraiser Qualifying Education and Examination Requirements

We also put together a file with some tips on how to find a mentor/trainer: how to find an appraisal trainer-mentor.pdf

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  • 05 Mar 2023 11:44 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    I went ahead and set up or next general meeting:

    15 Mar 2023 5:30 PM, MDT

    Embassy Suites & Zoom

    Water Issues for Colorado Appraisers

    Presenter: Doug Barber

    Link to event for the in-person meeting with dinner:

    Link to the event for the zoom meeting:
    (Dont forget you have to register twice for zooming!)

    Hope to see you there!  Dorit

  • 24 Jan 2023 7:16 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Hi everybody! I have received the PDF for Lisa's presentation. She had some good links to websites and contacts in her presentation and I wanted to make sure everybody could access this. It will be available in the "For Your Information" Tab as well. Update 1/18/23 PDF

    Here are a few more words Lisa wrote to me: 

    Thank your for the note! I am so happy they enjoyed it and are interested in more information. Please let everyone know they may contact me at any time with questions. We do realize that there is misinformation put out there about the role and work of the Foundation and a major goal of the Foundation this year it to work to clear a lot of that misinformation up.

    So if you every hear information about us, please check with us, as will be certain you get the correct details! Consider us a true source to be able to explain the work we do, as we are a fully transparent operation and deeply value being able to speak directly to those who have questions.

    Lisa Desmarais,  Vice President, Appraisal Issues 

  • 05 Dec 2022 9:44 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Richard Fausett sent me an email about job openings at HUD: 

    Hi Dorit! I thought the CAREA membership would be interested in this job posting for two HUD staff appraisers. Contrary to what the posting says, the positions are fully remote eligible.

    Looking for a new opportunity to advance your career within our Office of Single Family Housing?
    If so, you may be interested in the following vacancy:

    Job Title

    Appraiser 2 Vacancies

    Job Announcement Number

    23-HUD-323 – Open to Current Federal Employees and Other Specific Groups Listed in the Job Announcement 

    23-HUD-324-P – Open to the Public

    Date Range to Apply

    12/1/2022 through 12/14/2022 at 11:59 PM (Eastern)

    Pay Scale & Grade

    GS 12


    See job posting

  • 31 Jul 2022 1:14 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    I just posted Jo's presentation and a few links for training and video online from her March continuing education presentation. 

    Make Your Case by Jo Stinett
    Presentation 3.16.22
    The link to Implicit Bias training is on slide 39:

    Links to a couple of U.S. House Hearings since our meeting which may be of interest to some in the group.
    One reasonably short one:
    Strengthening Oversight and Equity in the Appraisal Process

    One very long one -
    Hybrid Hearing - Devalued, Denied, and Disrespected: How Home Appraisal Bias and... (EventID=114561)

  • 31 Jul 2022 1:02 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    I added Josh Walitt's presentation on "Real World Adjustments" to our "for Your Information" section. here is the same link... Real-World Adjustments 2022-06 Slides6.pdf

  • 03 Jun 2022 7:30 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    CAREA's annual USPAP class will be in July this year:

    National 7 Hour USPAP 2021-22 with Josh Walitt

    21 Jul 2022 7:30 AM, MDT event registration opening tonight 6/3/22. 

  • 05 May 2022 7:15 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Division of Real Estate Update

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    Presented by: 

    Marica Waters

    ***2 Hours of Colorado Continuing Education Pending for Colorado Licensed/Certified Appraisers & CAREA Affiliate Members***

  • 22 Feb 2022 4:45 PM | Jeff Whaley (Administrator)


    Join us for an in-person Measuring with ANSI 4h CE session in Colorado Springs on Friday, April 1st! 

    Measuring with ANSI & the 2021 ANSI Update 

    Friday, April 1st  |  4 hours CE  |  9am - 4pm
    Instructor: Bryan Reynolds |  Co-host: Bryant Vayhinger

    The CE portion of this class will take place from 9AM to 2PM (with a lunch break), but Bryan will be available all day.

    • Full day of ANSI instruction (9am-4pm) with Bryan Reynolds
    • 4h CE on Measuring with ANSI
    • At 2pm, your CE is done. You can leave if you like, but you have the room until 4pm to ask us ANYTHING.
    • BONUS Q&A - Instructor will stay until ALL your questions are answered. 
    • Demo of how to use tech (like Disto) to help you comply with ANSI.
    • Lyle Radke of Fannie Mae will answer questions via Zoom (schedule permitting). 
    • Free downloadable PDF of the ANSI Standard book. ($25 value)
    • This course is approved for 4h CE in Colorado.
    • Hotel information is below.

    We can't wait to see you in Colorado Springs!

    See details at our event registration page.

  • 27 Jan 2022 10:07 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Gary was so kind to send us the PDF of his presentation. It was a very informative event! I am going to post it in the "For Your Information" Section.

    Presentation ADU 01.19.22.pdf

  • 07 Sep 2021 10:16 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We are glad to announce that we have confirmed Bryan Reynolds to teach our annual USPAP class on October 27th.  Bryan is with Appraiser eLearning, the current president of the National Association of Appraisers, and host of The Appraisal Update Podcast. He is also the instructor providing USPAP at The Valuation Expo in Las Vegas this week. Please look for even announcement and mark your calendar!

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