Welcome to CAREA's New Website

The Colorado Association of Real Estate 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.

Who We Are and What We Do...

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. 

Upcoming Events

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Bryant Vayhinger representing CAREA at NAA's recent board of directors meeting in Las Vegas.


Become a member and you can enjoy benefits including:

CCA End of Session Report

Our team, as part of the CCA, had a very busy 2024 legislative session! We were unsuccessful with our first ever attempt at running a bill in the Colorado legislature. We are determined to make use of everything we learned through this session to be back next year stronger and better. 

We have an effort to crowd fund some of the initiative for 2025 with voluntary donations from members and friends.  If you wish to contribute ANY amount just text  CCA2025  to 53555 and follow the prompts.

Click here for a copy of the report.

Want to Become an 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

Have you heard about PAREA?  Log on to The Appraisal Foundation's website to get updated information on the program.


Link to Facebook 
Group Site

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

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

    REGISTER FOR COLORADO SPRINGS ON APRIL 1sthttps://appraiserelearning.com/product/ansi-roadshow-friday-april-1st-colorado-springs-co/

    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.

  • January 27, 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

  • September 07, 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!

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

  • June 15, 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.

  • March 07, 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

  • January 10, 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!


  • November 05, 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. 

  • September 08, 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. 

  • July 07, 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!

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