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

  • 01 Jul 2021 3:20 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

  • 15 Jun 2021 7:45 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Robin contacted me earlier with some sad news. Tom Knuckles passed away last week.
    There will be a service on Thursday, July 8th at 2:00pm at Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd., 80917.

  • 07 Mar 2021 4:13 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Please register today!

    HUD Region 8 - Commonly Noted Appraisal Deficiencies

    Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

    Presented by: 

    Don Mayor (DHOC) & Terry Caine (DHOC), with an introduction by Amy Trujillo, Director of the Processing & Underwriting Div, Denver Home Ownership Center

  • 10 Jan 2021 3:49 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Dear members, the board has been working on putting a late 1st meeting of the year together. We are going to have a meeting on February 17 at the Embassy suites, usual time and usual dinner, with the 2 hours of CE as well; but we are still finalizing plans for the speaker and topic. More news will be coming soon!  We are planning to continue with our regular schedule in March and hope to have meetings on March 17, May 19, July 21, September 15 and November 17. 

    It is not clear right now if we will have a zoom option for all meetings, but we WILL have a zoom meeting setup for the February meeting for sure. 

    See you soon!


  • 05 Nov 2020 6:09 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    2020 Division of Real Estate Update
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    Embassy Suites, Colorado Springs, CO

    Presented by: Peter Christensen of Christensen Law Firm

    Legal Topics Affecting Appraisers, 6 Lawsuits

    Lessons to be Learned from Each 

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

    There will be an option to participate in this meeting via online ZOOM meeting. PLEASE DO NOT register for the in-person meeting at the Embassy Suites if you want to participate via Zoom. 

  • 08 Sep 2020 7:53 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    2020 Division of Real Estate Update

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Embassy Suites, Colorado Springs, CO

    Presented by: Marcia Waters

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

    There will be an option to participate in this meeting via online zoom meeting. 

  • 07 Jul 2020 8:23 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We will meet as usual next Wednesday at the Embassy Suites. Jeff Whaley will be presenting "Appraiser Visual Inspections & Observations". Emails with details will be sent out soon. See you then!

  • 03 Apr 2020 2:35 PM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    We received an email from Angelina, HR specialist at CDOT about a job opening.



    This position works for the Right of Way Unit in Region 1 and will provide appraisal and

    appraisal review services in support of CDOT projects as well as projects implemented by

    other governmental agencies.  The Appraiser II position will serve as an advisor and

    designated expert for the Region office in property appraisal, including performing

    appraisals, performing review appraisals, contracting for appraisal services, and providing

    valuation support for appraisal waivers.


    Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


     Perform appraisals and prepare appraisal reports to be used for the acquisition of

    real estate interests This, under the exercise of the power of eminent domain,

    required for transportation related projects;

     Perform appraisals and prepare appraisal reports to be used for the sale, exchange

    or lease of CDOT owned properties;

     Initiate in-depth research studies by collecting, verifying, and reporting data deemed

    necessary for the valuation of subject properties;

     Perform highest and best use analyses for all valuation assignments which form the

    basis for selection of comparable properties in the cost, sales comparison and income

    approaches to value;

     Physically inspect and analyze all appraisal projects including rural, agricultural,

    mountain, suburban, industrial, publicly-owned, and commercial properties;

    Appraisal review services

     Review all submitted property owner appraisals for proposed project acquisitions and

    all Local Public Agency submitted appraisals, completing and signing fair market

    value and appraisal review reports;

     Monitor documents for compliance with CDOT, State of Colorado and Federal

    requirements, including physical inspection of projects;

     Produce written reports describing the reviewer's conclusions regarding the appraisal

    report's level of adequacy of the appraisal process, the reasonableness of the

    conclusions reached, and the compliance levels required;

    Appraisal Consultant Management

     Employ methods, rules, regulations, and negotiation techniques to secure required

    appraisal services with independent fee appraisal contractors in compliance with

    Procurement Department requirements;

     Coordinate with CDOT purchasing unit to create and finalize all contracting


     Negotiate final fees for contract appraisals on projects;

     Complete consultant evaluation forms for contract appraisal services;

     Appraisal advise and support for the Regional offices and internal and external


    Regional expert on appraisal and appraisal review functions, quality assurance,

    training, developing and coordinating policy and procedures with Region


     Serve as consultant and adviser to the Region office providing input to resolve

    question relative to property valuation issues;

     Review, evaluate and participate in determining the scope, correctness and

    thoroughness of project appraisal issues; 

     Attend Scoping, Field Inspection Review, Final Office Review and Right-of-Way Plan

    Review meetings with engineers and other specialty units;

     Other job duties as assigned. 

    Work Environment:

     Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday

     Approximately 20% spent in the field, 80% spent in the office

     Travel required during work hours throughout Metro Denver/Front Range

     Occasional overnight travel 1-3 times a year throughout Colorado

     Required to operate CDOT vehicles

     Willing and able to work in all areas of Region 1, compromising of metro, rural, and

    mountain terrains, including climbing to some areas

     Required to work near heavy traffic areas


    LOCATION: Denver Metro, Colorado


    PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: 2829 W. Howard Pl., Denver, CO 80204


    SALARY: $5,322.00 - $7,790.00 Monthly

    CLOSES: April 10, 2020

    Please click on the link below with more information on how to apply for this position:

  • 23 Mar 2020 10:52 AM | Jeff Whaley (Administrator)

    You can follow the link to Fannie Maes page with the most recent guidance..  

    Stay safe !

  • 17 Mar 2020 10:10 AM | Dorit White (Administrator)

    Good Morning Everyone! 

    As a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the below News Release from the El Paso County Public Information Office went out yesterday letting our customers know that some offices located at the Citizens Service Center will be closed from Tuesday, March 17th @ 5pm and reopen on Monday, April 6th @ 8am. 

    I wanted to share with each of you that the Assessor’s Office will continue to provide services to our customers, but it is prudent to limit public access to the Citizens Service Center and the Assessor’s Office at this time.

    I and several of my staff will be working remotely answering the concerns and needs through email, and will also be forwarding on requested property sketches. 

    Many requests can be answered through the Assessor’s website at, and could also email, which will be answered as soon as possible. 

    In addition, please share my direct email and cell # to call or text.  My direct contact information is 719-502-1534 (cell), or can be emailed at

    Thank you very much for your understanding. 


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