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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  • 18 Jul 2023 10:07 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    NCAREA class 8/7/23 7-9pm "Data Tools for Unique and Complex Properties"

    Join NCAREA on August 7th from 7:00-9:00 PM for our first hybrid class titled "Data Tools for Unique and Complex Properties" and earn 2 hours of CE. In this course you will learn how to use data research and analysis tools to solve complex challenges presented by unique properties such as log, dome, off grid etc.

    Presented by: Bob Long

    In-Person Location: the Northglenn Recreation Center (11801 Community Center Drive)

  • 08 Apr 2023 3:43 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Reliable Record Keeping For Appraisers Course is Now Available

    How reliable is your work file?

    Appraisal work files and good record keeping practices are essential to every real estate appraisal practice. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most neglected tasks for appraisal professionals. 

    The Division of Real Estate wants to help change that by offering a free on-demand record keeping course. It is specifically tailored to provide up-to-date strategies and practical applications to ensure that your appraisal work files are reliable. The course also discusses a clear action plan which you can immediately implement in your professional business. 

    Every appraiser can benefit from learning more about:

    • Record Keeping Compliance
    • Data Collection
    • Problem Identification
    • Analysis
    • Communication of Assignment Results
    • Scope of Work
    • Reconciliation

    Appraisers can test their work file knowledge and explore solutions and best practices at their own pace by participating in this highly recommended on-demand course. Starting today, you can enroll for free in the Reliable Record Keeping For Appraisers course to improve your appraisal practice now!  

    Enroll For Free

    To learn more about continuing education opportunities and other Division resources for real estate appraisers. Please visit the Appraisal Continuing Education Resource page.

  • 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***

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